Chevrolet Sonic vs. Toyota Prius c

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$15,420 - $16,720
$21,530

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
99 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4
1.5L 4

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.8 in.
41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.7 in.
38.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.6 in.
35 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65R15 - P205/50R17
P175/65HR15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
99.4 in.
100.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.5 - 36.1 ft.
31.4 ft.

Length

Length
173.9 in.
159.8 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
67.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
2796 - 2857 lbs.
2530 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
99 hp

Torque

Torque
148 ft. lbs.
82 ft. lbs.

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.2 gal.
9.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
30 - 33 mpg
46 mpg

City

City
26 - 27 mpg
48 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 - 38 mpg
43 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic
Toyota Prius c

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
90.3 ft³.
87.4 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
2796 - 2857 lbs.
2530 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
29 - 31 mpg.
46 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
26 - 27 mpg.
48 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 - 38 mpg.
43 mpg.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 - 6.1
3.8

Engine Type

Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4
Gas/Electric I-4

Displacement

Displacement
1.4L/83
1.5 L/91

Fuel System

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
Sequential MPI

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
1

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic - Manual
CVT w/OD

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Independent Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 - P205/50R17
P175/65HR15

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 - P205/50R17
P175/65HR15

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
15 - 17 in.
15 X 5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
15 - 17 in.
15 X 5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.5 - 36.1 ft.
31.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
Pwr
Front Disc/Rear Drum

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 x 1.0 in.
10 in.

Drum - Rear

Drum - Rear
Yes
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width

Rear Drum Diam x Width
9.0 in.
9 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
12.2 gal.
9.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.70 in.
38.6 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.80 in.
41.7 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
53.40 in.
52.3 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
51.40 in.
51 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.80 in.
37 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53.00 in.
51.7 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
34.60 in.
35 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
51.60 in.
50.8 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
99.40 in.
100.4 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
173.90 in.
159.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
68.30 in.
67.5 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
59.70 in.
58.7 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
59.40 in.
58.5 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
59.40 in.
58.1 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Sonic
Prius

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Subcompact
Subcompact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Hatchback

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.4
1.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
iron
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4