2016 Chevrolet Sonic vs. Competition

WHEN IT COMES TO BOTH SAFETY AND DRIVABILITY, THE 2016 CHEVROLET SONIC TOPS THE 2016 NISSAN VERSA AND 2016 FORD FIESTA

 

Drivers in the market for a small sedan or hatchback will understandably want to know how the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic trims like those for sale in Fox Lake, IL at Ray Chevrolet stack up to the 2016 Nissan Versa and 2016 Ford Fiesta.  Well, when it comes to both safety and technology, the results are clear, as both sedan and hatchback 2016 Sonic models clearly outrank 2016 Nissan Versa and 2016 Ford Fiesta models in terms of all-important safety and performance.

 

THE 2016 CHEVROLET SONIC HAS A 5-STAR SAFETY RATING… THE 2016 FORD FIESTA AND 2016 NISSAN VERSA DO NOT

 

The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic has been hailed as a ‘Top Safety Pick’ by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) and awarded a ‘5-Star Overall’ safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  These safety accolades - which the 2016 Nissan Versa Sedan and Note Hatchback as well as 2016 Ford Fiesta Sedan and Hatchback could not match - were awarded due to the 2016 Sonic’s advanced 10 air bag system, which is the first in its class, standard, built-in OnStar® suite with emergency services, and outstanding high-strength steel safety cage.  It should also be noted, however, that the 2016 Sonic is available with Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning, both of which are technologies that simply aren’t offered on either the sedan or hatchback versions of the 2016 Versa or Fiesta.  Given that small sedans and hatchbacks are often driven by families in dense urban areas, this means that every 2016 Sonic for sale in Fox Lake, IL at Ray Chevrolet is the smart choice for its segment.

 

 

Overall NHTSA Rating

NHTSA Frontal Rating

NHTSA Side Rating

NHTSA Rollover Rating

2016 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

5 Star

5 Star

5 Star

4 Star

2016 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

5 Star

5 Star

5 Star

4 Star

2016 Nissan Versa Sedan

4 Star

4 Star

4 Star

4 Star

2016 Nissan Note Hatchback

4 Star

3 Star

5 Star

4 Star

2016 Ford Fiesta Sedan

4 Star (with Safety Concern flag)

4 Star

5 Star (with Safety Concern flag)

4 Star

2016 Ford Fiesta Hatchback

4 Star (with Safety Concern flag)

4 Star

5 Star (with Safety Concern flag)

4 Star

 

 

THE 2016 CHEVROLET SONIC SIMPLY OFFERS MORE KICK THAN THE 2016 FORD FIESTA… AND ESPECIALLY THE MEAGRE 2016 NISSAN VERSA

 

While safety may be the most important advantage the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic models for sale in Fox Lake, IL at Ray Chevrolet have over the 2016 Nissan Versa or the 2016 Ford Fiesta, they also offer something else: More fun.  This is because the standard engine on the 2016 Sonic Sedan and Hatchback models is a 1.8L EcoTec I4 that belts out 138 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque, both of which are impressive numbers for a vehicle in this segment and weight class.  Even the ultra-fuel efficient 1.4L Turbo EcoTec I4 that’s available with the 2016 Sonic manages to crank out 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque while still being rated at an economical 35 city, 40 highway MPG.  The standard motor on the 2016 Ford Fiesta, however, is a 1.6L I4 that only generates 120 hp and 112 lb-ft of torque while, at best, hitting 28 city, 36 highway MPG.  This discrepancy becomes even greater when they 2016 Nissan Versa is compared to the 2016 Sonic, as both Sedan and Note Hatchback versions of the Versa are all powered by a 1.6L I4 that can barely muster a meagre 109 hp.  Not only does this low number translate to less raw fun, it also means that, unlike Sonic drivers, Versa owners don’t have the acceleration and reserve power needed to pass on the highway with confidence.

 

NOW THAT THE COMPARATIVE VALUE OF THE 2016 CHEVY SONIC HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED, WHERE CAN DRIVERS GO TO GET ONE?

 

The answer to this question is also clear, as Ray Chevrolet has every 2016 Chevy Sonic model for sale in Fox Lake, IL.  Consumers are invited to stop by 39 N Route 12 to test drive the Sonic for reasons other than Ray Chevrolet’s expansive inventory, however, as it’s also the Chevrolet dealer with the best deals in the area.  To learn about the current offers on the Sonic as well as other 2016 and 2017 Chevrolet models, call 855-893-2073 today!