2016 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback vs. 2016 Honda Fit

Small, but Mighty: the 2016 Chevy Sonic Hatchback vs. the 2016 Honda Fit

2016 Chevrolet SonicShopping for a compact can be an overwhelming experience. There are plenty of model choices, trims, features, and capacities to choose from, but which one is the right one for you? We’ve stacked up some of the most important performance and convenience elements of two of the most popular compact models to help you choose. Compare the 2016 Chevy Sonic Hatchback LS Manual FWD to the 2016 Honda Fit EX CVT and see which choice makes sense for you and your driving style.

Peppy Powertrains

2016 Chevy Sonic on roadWhile the Chevy Sonic Hatchback is similar to the Honda Fit in terms of power, one option pulls ahead. The Sonic is outfitted with a 1.8 L gasoline I4 engine with 138 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque, while the Fit has a 1.5L I-4 engine with only 130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque. The Sonic Hatchback offers electronic fuel injection technology, while the Fit is equipped with direct gas injection.

Cabin Capacity and Comfort

2016 Chevy Sonic Interior CabinFor a compact owner, every little bit of room counts. The Sonic Hatchback boasts dimensions of 68.3 inches of overall width and 38.7 inches of front headroom. The Fit is a bit smaller when taking a look at these dimensions, with 67 inches of width and 38.0 inches of front headroom.

Your passengers will feel safe in either the Sonic Hatchback or the Honda Fit, as both offer plenty of safety features, like traction and electronic stability control systems, tire pressure monitors, full airbag systems, anti-theft technology, and more. The Sonic does have telematics technology to keep you safe and connected in the event of an accident—a feature that the Fit does not offer.


2016 Chevy SonicThe Honda Fit and the Chevy Sonic Hatchback have nearly identical warranty packages, but do have a couple of key differentiators. Both the Sonic and the Fit have a 36,000-mile or 3-year bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 60,000-mile or 5-year limited powertrain and drivetrain warranty. However, the Sonic offers 60,000 miles or 5 years roadside assistance coverage, while the Fit only includes 3 years or 36,000 miles of roadside assistance coverage. Chevy also covers the Sonic Hatchback for 2 years of scheduled maintenance. The Honda Fit does not include any scheduled maintenance coverage.

See if the Sonic Hatchback is the Right Fit Today!

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