Comparison - Chevrolet Sonic Premier 2018 - vs - Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium 2018

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2018 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Premier
2018 Chevrolet Sonic: Review
2015 Chevrolet Sonic driver-side small overlap IIHS crash test
2018 Chevrolet Sonic: Review
2018 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Premier
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2017 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport: Road Test & In Depth Review
2019 Subaru Legacy - Review & Road Test
2015 Subaru Legacy driver-side small overlap IIHS crash test
2016 Subaru Legacy - Review and Road Test
2018 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Review - So Comfortable, So Plain
Model: 
Average Price: 
20,495
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
24,295
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
12.20gals
18.50gals
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

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 2018 Subaru Legacy ranked #18 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Subaru Legacy has a score of 7.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 33 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
Spacious seats
Great crash test ratings

Cons
Weak base engine
Mediocre handling and ride quality
Low predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Subaru Legacy may be the best mid-size sedan that buyers largely miss. It skips performance for a good safety record and relative value—not bad things.

Pros
Sparkling safety scorecard
Better interior materials
All-wheel-drive confidence
Comfortable interior
Relatively good value

Cons
Average performance
Thirsty optional engine
Plain exterior
Extra-cost advanced safety

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Revised for 2018, the Subaru Legacy has freshened front and rear styling, higher-quality interior materials, a larger 6.5-inch standard display with smartphone integration, and a more powerful air-conditioning system. Subaru says it's also retuned the Legacy for smoother acceleration, a more comfortable ride quality, sportier steering feel, and reduced wind and road noise at highway speeds.

PROS
Standard all-wheel drive for extra wet-weather traction
Excellent outward visibility
Easy-to-use infotainment systems

CONS
Engines down on power compared to competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
27.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
35.00mpg
34.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.40L
2.50L
Torque: 
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
174ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
138hp
at 4 900rpm
175hp
at 5 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
36.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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
yes
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
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
173.90in
188.80in
Width: 
68.30in
72.40in
Height: 
59.70in
59.00in
Wheel Base: 
99.40in
108.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.70
40.00
Front Hip Room: 
51.40in
55.50in
Front Leg Room: 
41.80in
42.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
53.40in
58.10in
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
37.00
Rear Hip Room: 
51.60in
55.00in
Rear leg room: 
34.60in
38.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.00in
57.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.90cu.ft
15.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2911.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
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
yes
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
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding 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
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Vanity Mirrors
Air Conditioning
Dual Illuminating 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
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 In
17 X 7.5
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

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

Options

Packages: 
Performance Package
RS Package
Popular Package #2A
Popular Package #1
Exterior And Interior Auto-Dimming Mirrors W/Homelink
Moonroof Package
Exterior And Interior Auto-Dimming Mirrors
EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert (BSD/RCTA) + High Beam Assist
Cargo Package
Standard Model
EyeSight + BSD/RCTA + High Beam Assist + Moonroof Package + Navigation System
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
Trunk Spoiler - Twilight Blue Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Twilight Blue Metallic
Trunk Spoiler - Crystal Black Silica
Trunk Spoiler - Tungsten Metallic
Trunk Spoiler - Crystal White Pearl
Trunk Spoiler - Crimson Red
Exterior Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Body Side Molding - Tungsten Metallic
Trunk Spoiler - Magnetite Gray
Body Side Molding - Twilight Blue Metallic
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red
Trunk Spoiler - Dark Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Tungsten Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Dark Blue Pearl
Rear Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Dark Blue Pearl
Splash Guads
Trunk Spoiler - Ice Silver Metallic
Interior Options: 
Winter/Summer Floor Mats Package
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Premium Floor Mats W/Z-Spec Logo
Sport Pedal Kit
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Tray
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
All-Weather Floor Liners
LED Upgrade - Map And Dome Lights
Cargo Net - Side