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2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2009 Honda Fit 2010 Honda Fit
     
Sedan 1LS
  • Sedan 1LS
  • Hatch 1LS
  • Sedan 2LS
  • Sedan 1LT
  • Hatch 2LS
  • Hatch 1LT
  • Sedan 2LT
  • Sedan 1LZ
  • Hatch 2LT
  • Hatch 1LZ
  • Sedan 2LZ
  • Hatch 2LZ
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation
Automatic
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Vehicle Stability Assist and Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Vehicle Stability Assist and Navigation

Prices

MSRP $13,865 $14,750 $15,700
Invoice $13,518 $14,236 $15,148
Avg. Paid $10,267 $9,035 $10,738

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.9 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.9 9.8 9.6
Performance 8.0 8.3 8.5
Interior 7.9 9.1 9.1
Operating Cost 8.3 8.3 8.5
Safety 9.7 9.3 9.3
Reliability 3.5 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Simple dashboard controls
  • Nimble handling
  • Comfortable ride
  • Fun to drive
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Fun to drive
  • Spacious rear seats
  • Large cargo area
  • High safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy in base model
  • Competitors have standard electronic stability control
  • Front-seat passengers may want more legroom
  • Engine could use more power
  • Stability control isn’t standard

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4
MPG 26 City / 35 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy 28 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback 5 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 99.4 98.4 98.4
Length, Overall (in) 173.1 161.6 161.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 66.7 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 59.7 60.0 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2727 2489 2575

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.4 90.8 90.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 40.4 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.3 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 52.7 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) 51.4 51.5 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 39.0 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 34.5 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.0 51.3 51.3
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6 51.3 51.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.9

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Optional Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Optional Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.5L/91.4 1.5L/91.4
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 138 @ 6300 117 @ 6600 117 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 125 @ 3800 106 @ 4800 106 @ 4800
Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 34.5 34.4 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 33 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.2 10.6 10.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Macpherson strut Macpherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion beam Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard