Comparison - Chevrolet Sonic Premier 2018 - vs - Chevrolet Cruze LT 2019

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2018 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Premier
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Model: 
Average Price: 
20,495
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
25,620
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
12.20gals
13.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
ORANGE BURST METALLIC
#D78847
CAJUN RED
#B50125
ARCTIC BLUE
#99A7B4
KINETIC BLUE
#0360AB
SILVER ICE
#C4CDD6
MOSAIC BLACK
#0C0E10
IVY METALLIC
#1A4532
NIGHTFALL GRAY
#2D3230
RED HOT
#C50001
Color: 
CAJUN RED TINTCOAT
#B80125
GRAPHITE METALLIC
#45545B
PEPPERDUST METALLIC
#9A9388
ARCTIC BLUE METALLIC
#9DADBA
MOSAIC BLACK METALLIC
#100F11
SUMMIT WHITE
#DBE6E9
SILVER ICE METALLIC
#C4CDD4
SATIN STEEL METALLIC
#74797C
RED HOT
#C50101
KINETIC BLUE METALLIC
#0261AC

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic remains a good choice among subcompacts, though it’s now aging and losing some luster.

Pros
Comfortable front seats
Turbo four smooth, sporty
Quiet inside
Ample cargo space

Cons
Base engine gutless, harsh
Rear seat tight
It’s not a utility vehicle

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic ranked #2 in Subcompact Cars. Currently the Chevrolet Sonic has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 87 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
User-friendly and well-equipped infotainment system
Comfortable, roomy front seats for the class
Ample cargo room
Balanced, sharp handling

Cons
Below-average fuel economy with base engine

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Ride quality and highway composure
Peppy acceleration
Lack of road noise
Safety features
Front-seat comfort
In-cabin storage areas

Cons
So-so gas mileage in most versions
Mushy brakes
Modest backseat legroom
Cumbersome backseat folding (hatchback)
Rear visibility (hatchback)
Weak performance value of RS

By: 
cars.com

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze gains some good content, but its advanced safety tech should be more accessible.

Pros
Versatile sedan, hatchback bodystyles
Good standard infotainment
Compelling turbodiesel option
Rides well

Cons
New look is hardly exciting
Automatic emergency braking only on range-topper
Price escalates with options
Could be sportier

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Smooth, refined gas engine
Unobtrusive engine stop-start system
Cabin comfort
Materials quality

Cons
Feels sluggish at 55 to 60 mph (gas engine)
Minimal steering feedback
Only one standard USB port
Less effective climate control when engine is in auto-stop mode

By: 
cars.com

Chevrolet hopes a fresh new look will entice buyers to take a look at the 2019 Cruze. It has features that buyers in the compact class want, such as smartphone mirroring through a fast-acting 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, solid crash test scores and enjoyable handling.

Pros
Feels sporty and planted around turns
Touchscreen interface is easy to use
Available diesel-powered engine for high fuel economy

Cons
Front seats aren't particularly comfortable
Diesel engine's high upfront cost
Gas engine's disappointing acceleration and real-world fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Diesel
Fuel Economy City USA: 
27.00mpg
31.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
35.00mpg
48.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.40L
1.60L
Torque: 
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
240ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
138hp
at 4 900rpm
137hp
at 3 750rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
38.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
173.90in
183.70in
Width: 
68.30in
70.50in
Height: 
59.70in
57.40in
Wheel Base: 
99.40in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.70
38.90
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
37.30
Front Leg Room: 
41.80in
42.00in
Rear leg room: 
34.60in
36.10in
Front Hip Room: 
51.40in
53.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
53.40in
54.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.60in
51.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.00in
53.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.90cu.ft
13.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2911.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Heated Passenger Seat
Leatherette
2 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Heated Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Vanity Mirrors
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Dual Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 In
16 In
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R16

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
DRUM
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Performance Package
RS Package
Leather Package
Driver Confidence, Sun And Sound Package
Portable Media Connectivity Package
Interior Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Lock Kit
Power Glass Sunroof
17" Silver Painted Wheels
17" Black Painted Wheels
17" White Painted Wheels
17" Silver Painted Aluminum Wheels
Black Bowtie
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Front Fog Lamp Kit
Front License Plate Bracket
17" Aluminum Wheels W/Tires
Ground Effects Package
Custom Molded Front And Rear Splash Guards
Bright Chrome Accent Grille
Wheel Locks
Flushmount Rear Spoiler
Black Bowtie
Chrome Appearance Package
Painted Body-Side Moldings
Interior Options: 
Winter/Summer Floor Mats Package
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Premium Floor Mats W/Z-Spec Logo
Sport Pedal Kit
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Stainless Steel Door Sill Plates
Illuminated Door Sill Plates

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black, cloth
#000000
Jet Black/Galvanized, leatherette
#FFFFFF
Jet Black/Galvanized, cloth
#FFFFFF
Jet Black, leatherette
#000000
Jet Black/Umber, leatherette
#8E553A