Compare Chevrolet Sonic vs. Ford Fiesta

Compare the Chevrolet Sonic against the Ford Fiesta. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Sonic stacks up against the Fiesta in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Sonic or Fiesta. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Chevrolet Sonic 2014 Ford Fiesta
2014 Chevrolet Sonic 2014 Ford Fiesta
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
  • 5dr HB ST


MSRP $14,170 $14,100  
Invoice $13,816 $13,571
Avg. Paid $11,028 $12,006

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 7.9  
Critics' Rating 8.8 9.4
Performance 7.7 8.7
Interior 7.8 8.5
Cost to Own 9.4 9.4
Safety 9.2 8.0
Reliability 3.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

  • Spacious cabin and trunk
  • Sharp handling
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Handsome cabin
  • Sporty handling
  • Poor fuel economy with base engine
  • Meager trunk space

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.8L/110 Regular Unleaded I-4 1.6 L/97
MPG 26 City / 35 Hwy 28 City / 36 Hwy



Body Style Sedan Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 99.40 98  
Length, Overall (in) 173.10 173.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.30 67.8
Height, Overall (in) 59.70 58

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional  


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2727 2578  

Tires & Wheels

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


Convenience & Comfort

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


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.3 85.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.70 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.80 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.40 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) 51.40 50.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.80 37.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.60 31.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.00 49
Second Hip Room (in) 51.60 49.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.9 12.8


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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  

Navigation & Communication

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


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



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard


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

Safety Features

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


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.6 L/97
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350
Torque (Net @ RPM) 125 @ 3800 112 @ 5000
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.5 34.4


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.2 12.4


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


Automatic Optional  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.