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2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Sonic

2020 Chevrolet
Sonic

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New 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Toyota
Corolla

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MSRP*
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$16,720 to $20,720
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$19,925 to $28,210
Invoice* $16,118 to $19,974 $18,830 to $26,119
MPG - City 26 29 - 31
MPG - Hwy 34 36 - 40
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Sonic offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Corolla with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Sonic and the Toyota Corolla in the front seats.

Convenience
The Toyota Corolla requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Chevrolet Sonic, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Sonic is clearly a better financial choice over the Toyota Corolla. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Sonic carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota Corolla.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Toyota Corolla, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Chevrolet Sonic is slightly shorter than the Toyota Corolla, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Sonic transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Toyota Corolla.

Handling
The Chevrolet Sonic has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Corolla, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Chevrolet Sonic and the Toyota Corolla.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Sonic and the Toyota Corolla. The Chevrolet Sonic has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Corolla.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Sonic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Corolla.