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2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Sonic

2020 Chevrolet
Sonic

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New 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2021 Toyota
Corolla Hatchback

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MSRP*
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$19,420 to $21,520
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$20,565 to $24,615
Invoice* $18,721 to $20,745 $19,041 to $22,790
MPG - City 26 28 - 32
MPG - Hwy 34 37 - 41
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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Sonic than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Sonic and the Toyota Corolla Hatchback in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Toyota Corolla Hatchback you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Sonic, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Sonic will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback. 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 Hatchback.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Chevrolet Sonic, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Chevrolet Sonic and the Toyota Corolla Hatchback do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

Performance
The Chevrolet Sonic has less horsepower than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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 Hatchback.

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