The Small Car Challenge: 2015 Chevy Sonic vs. 2015 Ford Fiesta

2015 Chevrolet SonicThe 2015 Chevy Sonic and the 2015 Ford Fiesta prove that good things come in small packages. But which vehicle deserves your vote? At Biggers Chevy, we compared the base models of the 2015 Chevy Sonic and 2015 Ford Fiesta. With its safety features, generous warranty, and strong powertrain, the 2015 Chevy Sonic surpassed our expectations. We think you’ll agree that it’s a winner!

Safety Features

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration performed front crash tests on both vehicles and favored the 2015 Chevy Sonic. While the 2015 Ford Fiesta earned a 4-star overall rating, the Sonic earned the maximum 5-stars. The Sonic scored particularly well in injury prevention, as well, with 16% less risk of neck injury compared to the Fiesta.

In the NHTSA’s side impact test, the difference was even clearer. The Fiesta earned an overall score of only 2 stars, while the Sonic earned the maximum 5-star rating yet again. As you can see, the Chevy Sonic is consistently safe from all angles. The Ford Fiesta simply cannot compare.


Chevrolet is known for outstanding warranties, so it’s no surprise that the 2015 Chevy Sonic has the edge in this category. Chevy covers the Sonic with powertrain repairs for 40,000 miles longer than the 2015 Ford Fiesta. Chevy also provides routine maintenance for two years and 24,000 miles, something which Ford does not offer. This is a huge advantage and means two years of complimentary oil changes, lubrication, fluid checks, and more.


The 2015 Chevy Sonic offers a 1.8 DOHC 4-cylinder engine with 138 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque, while the 2015 Ford Fiesta only has a 1.6 DOHC 4-cylinder engine with 120 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque. The Sonic is also quicker to accelerate, as reported in both Motor Trend and Consumer Reports. The manual transmission Chevy Sonic reached 60 mph in just 8.1 seconds. This is a full second faster than the equivalent Ford Fiesta. Finally, the Sonic includes a standard six-speed transmission; the Ford only includes a five-speed transmission.

Tires and Handling

When it comes to tires, the 2015 Chevy Sonic has the size advantage over the 2015 Ford Fiesta. The Sonic has larger tires and wheels than the Fiesta, creating a smoother road experience. For even more stability, the Sonic has front and rear gas-charged shocks. The Fiesta does not.

Test Drive the Sonic Today!

At Biggers Chevy, we believe that the 2015 Chevy Sonic is the clear winner over the 2015 Ford Fiesta. Its performance and safety, combined with the incredible Chevy warranty, provide the best in high-quality. Come see the Chevy Sonic in person at Biggers Chevy, or view our inventory online.