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2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2020 MINI MINI-Hardtop Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Sonic

2020 Chevrolet
Sonic

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New 2020 MINI MINI-Hardtop

2020 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*
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$19,420 to $21,520
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$23,400 to $33,400
Invoice* $18,721 to $20,745 $19,000 to $30,930
MPG - City 26 26 - 28
MPG - Hwy 34 34 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 4 - 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
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 MINI MINI-Hardtop. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Sonic and the MINI MINI-Hardtop in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Sonic as you will with the MINI MINI-Hardtop, 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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Sonic is clearly a better financial choice over the MINI MINI-Hardtop. 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 and the MINI MINI-Hardtop have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Sonic is about the same width as the MINI MINI-Hardtop. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chevrolet Sonic, which is slightly longer than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Sonic has much less torque than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Chevrolet Sonic has a smaller turning radius than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Sonic is significantly less powerful than the MINI MINI-Hardtop. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Chevrolet Sonic offers greater seating capacity than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Chevrolet Sonic will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Sonic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the MINI MINI-Hardtop.