2015 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2015 Ford Fiesta

The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic and the 2015 Ford Fiesta are both feisty little subcompact cars. They promise all the fuel economy, fun-to-drive handling, easy to park sizing, and smart features that today’s drivers really want here in the Merrillville area. They both also come with an easy to swallow starting price. So which one will be the better value for you? Find out below:

  • Fuel Economy: The base Chevy Sonic earns an EPA rating of 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway with the manual transmission. The base Ford Fiesta receives an EPA rating of 28 mpg city/36 mpg highway with the manual transmission according the EPA. When you decide to upgrade the Sonic with a 1.4L turbo four cylinder, you’ll find an EPA rating of 29 mpg city/40 mpg highway and more power! The 1.4L turbo four in the Sonic has the Fiesta beat.
  • Power: The standard 1.8L four-cylinder in the Sonic makes 138 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque, while the turbo 1.4L four makes 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. The Fiesta starts with a 1.6L four-cylinder that only makes 120 hp and 112 lb-ft of torque, and it can come with a 1.0L turbocharged three-cylinder that only makes 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. The Sonic should be more fun to drive in either configuration!
  • Warranty Coverage: Chevrolet backs the Sonic with an impressive 100,000-miles/5-years of powertrain coverage and roadside assistance warranty. The Ford Fiesta is only covered for those things for 60,000-miles/5-years. The Sonic also gets two years of included maintenance, a bonus feature that the Fiesta doesn’t offer.
  • Price: Both of these small cars are extremely affordable, but the Sonic has a lower starting price than the Ford Fiesta. The Sonic starts at only $14,245 MSRP while the Fiesta starts at $14,455 MSRP. It’s not a huge difference, but that $200 is a few tanks of gas or a long way toward a trim level upgrade in the Sonic!

Visit Mike Anderson Chevy in Merrillville

You can find the latest 2015 Chevrolet Sonic right here at Mike Anderson Chevrolet in Merrillville. Our dealership is at 1550 E. 61st Ave. in Merrillville, IN, just minutes from anywhere in Gary. We hope to see you soon here at Mike Anderson Chevrolet!