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2014 Chevrolet Sonic 2015 Honda Fit 2014 Mazda Mazda3
 
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
LX CVT
  • LX Manual
  • LX CVT
  • EX Manual
  • EX CVT
  • EX-L CVT
  • EX-L CVT with Navigation
4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $14,170 $16,325 $17,995
Invoice $13,816 $15,895 $17,495
Avg. Paid $15,043 $17,217 $18,293

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 9.1 8.8
Critics' Rating 8.8 9.4 9.6
Performance 7.7 7.8 9.3
Interior 7.8 8.7 7.6
Safety 9.2 9.5 9.7
Reliability 3.0 N/A 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Roomy cabin and trunk
  • Excellent handling
  • Great safety score
  • Large, versatile cargo area
  • Great fuel economy ratings
  • Roomy back seat
  • Comfortable, composed ride
  • Nimble handling
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Long list of available tech features
Cons
  • Base model gets poor fuel economy
  • Noisy engine
  • Confusing touch-screen audio system
  • Limited cargo space in sedan 

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.8L/110 Regular Unleaded I-4 1.5 L/91 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
MPG 26 City / 35 Hwy 33 City / 41 Hwy 30 City / 41 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Hatchback Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 99.40 99.6 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 173.10 160 180.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.30 67 70.7
Height, Overall (in) 59.70 60 57.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2727 2544 2848

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard 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.) 90.3 95.7 96.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.70 39.5 38.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.80 41.4 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.40 54.8 57.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.40 51.5 55.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.80 37.5 37.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.60 39.3 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.00 52.6 54.4
Second Hip Room (in) 51.60 45.1 53.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 52.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.9 12.4

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat 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 Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag 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 Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.5 L/91 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 138 @ 6300 130 @ 6600 155 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 125 @ 3800 114 @ 4600 150 @ 4000
Transmission Manual CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 34.5 35.1 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 41 41
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.2 10.6 13.2

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard