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2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

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2020 Chevrolet
Sonic

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2021 Toyota
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MSRP*
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$16,720 to $20,720
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$23,600
Invoice* $16,118 to $19,974 $21,851
MPG - City 26 53
MPG - Hwy 34 N/A
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** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Hybrid 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 Hybrid in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Toyota Corolla Hybrid 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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Sonic is clearly a better financial choice over the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. 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 Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, 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 Hybrid, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Sonic does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Sonic has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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 Hybrid. The Chevrolet Sonic has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

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