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2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2021 Hyundai Veloster Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Sonic

2020 Chevrolet
Sonic

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New 2021 Hyundai Veloster

2021 Hyundai
Veloster

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MSRP*
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$19,420 to $21,520
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$18,900 to $28,450
Invoice* $18,721 to $20,745 $18,271 to $27,070
MPG - City 26 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 34 33 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 4
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Sonic than the Hyundai Veloster. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Veloster, the Chevrolet Sonic may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Sonic as you will with the Hyundai Veloster, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Sonic will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Veloster. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Sonic carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Hyundai Veloster.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Hyundai Veloster, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Chevrolet Sonic is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Veloster, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Sonic transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Hyundai Veloster.

Handling
The Chevrolet Sonic has about the same turning radius as the Hyundai Veloster, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Sonic has less horsepower than the Hyundai Veloster, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Chevrolet Sonic offers greater seating capacity than the Hyundai Veloster, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Chevrolet Sonic has significantly less cargo room than the Hyundai Veloster, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Sonic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Veloster.