2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2020 Kia Forte: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2020 Kia Forte Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Sonic

2020 Chevrolet
Sonic

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New 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*
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$16,720 to $20,720
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$17,890 to $23,090
Invoice* $16,118 to $19,974 $17,263 to $22,050
MPG - City 26 25 - 31
MPG - Hwy 34 32 - 41
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Chevrolet Sonic than in the Kia Forte, due to the Chevrolet Sonic's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Sonic and the Kia Forte in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Kia Forte you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Sonic, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Kia Forte. 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 Kia Forte.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Kia Forte, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Chevrolet Sonic, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Forte.

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

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Sonic and the Kia Forte. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chevrolet Sonic as you will in the Kia Forte.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Sonic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.