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Standard Standard
Optional Optional
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2013 Chevrolet Sonic 2013 Ford Fiesta 2013 Kia Rio
     
Sedan LS Manual
  • Sedan LS Manual
  • Hatch LS Manual
  • Sedan LS Auto
  • Sedan LT Manual
  • Hatch LS Auto
  • Hatch LT Manual
  • Sedan LT Auto
  • Sedan LTZ Manual
  • Hatch LT Auto
  • Hatch LTZ Manual
  • Sedan LTZ Auto
  • Hatch LTZ Auto
  • Hatch RS Manual
  • Hatch RS Auto
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 5dr HB S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium
4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 4dr Sdn Man LX
  • 5dr HB Man LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 5dr HB Auto LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto EX
  • 5dr HB Auto EX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SX
  • 5dr HB Auto SX
  • 5dr HB Man SX

Prices

MSRP $14,185 $13,200 $14,700
Invoice $13,830 $12,705 $14,200
Avg. Paid $11,029 $11,585 $13,386

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.2 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.7 9.1 8.8
Performance 7.6 8.6 7.8
Interior 7.7 8.3 8.2
Operating Cost 8.3 8.5 8.4
Safety 9.2 9.3 8.5
Reliability 3.0 2.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Sharp handling
  • Ample cargo space
  • Generous back-seat legroom
  • Upscale interior materials
  • Sharp handling
  • Excellent gas mileage
  • Lots of available features
  • Composed ride
  • Upscale cabin
  • Ample cargo space in hatchback
Cons
  • Base model’s unimpressive fuel economy
  • Rivals have more upscale cabin materials
  • Confusing audio controls
  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • Rival cars are more agile and fun to drive

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 1.6L/97 Gas I4 1.6L/97
MPG 26 City / 35 Hwy 29 City / 39 Hwy 28 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 99.40 98.000 101.200
Length, Overall (in) 173.10 173.600 171.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.30 67.800 67.700
Height, Overall (in) 59.70 58.000 57.300

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2727 2578 2403

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Optional
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.4 85.100 88.400
Front Head Room (in) 38.70 39.100 40.000
Front Leg Room (in) 41.80 42.200 43.800
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.40 52.700 53.100
Front Hip Room (in) 51.40 50.600 52.100
Second Head Room (in) 37.80 37.100 37.600
Second Leg Room (in) 34.60 31.200 31.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.00 49.000 52.100
Second Hip Room (in) 51.60 49.200 51.200
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.9 12.800 13.700

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
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 Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard 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 1.6L/97 1.6L/97
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350 138 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 125 @ 3800 112 @ 5000 123 @ 4850
Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 34.50 34.400 34.500

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 39 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.2 12.000 11.400

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Optional Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard