Comparison - Ford Fusion Platinum Hybrid 2018 - vs - Chevrolet Sonic Premier 2018

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2018 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Premier
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2018 Chevrolet Sonic: Review
2018 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Premier
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Model: 
Average Price: 
37,370
Updated: 
08 Jun 2018
20,495
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.00gals
12.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
White Platinum
#E9E9E9
Lightning Blue
#26488E
Oxford White
#FFFFFF
Burgundy Velvet
#612626
Magnetic
#676657
Ingot Silver
#BEBFC1
Ruby Red
#AC1115
White Gold
#CABB85
Shadow Black
#343434
Blue Metallic
#5D80A9
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 six-year-old 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid remains a handsome, comfortable mid-size sedan with good fuel efficiency and a plug-in hybrid option, but competitors now boast higher EPA ratings.

Pros
Still good-looking design
Comfortable seats
Tasteful, high-quality interior
Plug-in Energi option
Up-to-date active safety

Cons
Six years old, few changes
Uncompetitive EPA ratings
Options prices add up fast
Steering is slow

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Ford Fusion Hybrid is unchanged for 2018.

PROS
Excellent Sync 3 infotainment system
Rear seats can fold down to increase cargo space
Platinum trim's interior quality surpasses that of some luxury cars
Interior remains quiet at highway speeds

CONS
Lurches forward unpleasantly when the gas engine kicks on
Sleek roofline reduces rear visibility and headroom
Fuel economy figures aren't as high as rival hybrid sedans

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid ranked #6 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Ford Fusion Hybrid has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 40 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Upscale, spacious cabin
Easy-to-use infotainment system
Sporty handling for a hybrid

Cons
Grabby regenerative brakes
Limited standard features

By: 
usnews.com

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
43.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
41.00mpg
35.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.40L
Torque: 
129ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
Horsepower: 
188hp
at 6 000rpm
138hp
at 4 900rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet

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: 
yes
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: 
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electric Power Steering
Heated Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
191.80in
173.90in
Width: 
72.90in
68.30in
Height: 
58.00in
59.70in
Wheel Base: 
112.20in
99.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.20
38.70
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
37.80
Front Leg Room: 
44.30in
41.80in
Rear leg room: 
38.30in
34.60in
Front Hip Room: 
55.00in
51.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.80in
53.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.40in
51.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.90in
53.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.00cu.ft
14.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3668.00lbs
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
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Driver Cooled Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
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: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Dual Vanity Mirrors
Air Conditioning

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
12 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
60 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
Sony Premium Brand Speakers
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: 
18 In
17 In
Wheels more: 
Painted Alloy Wheels
Null Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R17

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: 
solid rear disc brakes
DRUM
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
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: 
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 750A
Performance Package
RS Package
Exterior Options: 
Daytime Running Lamps (Fleet)
Front License Plate Bracket
Paint Protection Film By 3M (Fleet)
Paint Protection Film By 3M
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
Interior Options: 
Cargo Net
All-Weather Floor Mats
Winter/Summer Floor Mats Package
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Premium Floor Mats W/Z-Spec Logo
Sport Pedal Kit