Comparison - Kia Forte EX 2018 - vs - Chevrolet Sonic Premier 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
21,700
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
20,495
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
12.20gals
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 Kia Forte ranked #7 in Compact Cars. Currently the Kia Forte has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 43 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Well-built interior
User-friendly infotainment system
Roomy seats
Good cargo capacity

Cons
Underpowered engines
Dull handling

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Kia Forte leaves eco-performance to rivals; it focuses on safety and luxury touches.

Pros
Clean, lightly detailed shape
Attractive cockpit
Widespread active safety
Very good interior storage

Cons
Short, low seats
Head room an issue in back
No standard rearview camera
Pedestrian acceleration

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Hatchback styling is sleek and attractive
Available safety technology and driver aids
Interior materials
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available
Powertrain warranty

Cons
Ride quality with sport suspension
Front-seat comfort
Overly aggressive lane-keeping system

By: 
cars.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: 
25.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
35.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.40L
Torque: 
151ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
Horsepower: 
164hp
at 6 200rpm
138hp
at 4 900rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
36.10Feet
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
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: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
179.50in
173.90in
Width: 
70.10in
68.30in
Height: 
56.30in
59.70in
Ground Clearance: 
5.30in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
99.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.10
38.70
Front Hip Room: 
53.80in
51.40in
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
41.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.10in
53.40in
Rear Head Room: 
37.30
37.80
Rear Hip Room: 
53.10in
51.60in
Rear leg room: 
35.90in
34.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.90in
53.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.90cu.ft
14.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2908.00lbs
2911.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
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
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
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: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total 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: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0 In.
17 In
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17
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
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
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
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
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: 
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
EX Premium Plus Package
Sports Package
Performance Package
RS Package
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Rear Spoiler
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique
Cargo Hook
Paint Protection Package
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: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
Carpeted Floor Mats
Winter/Summer Floor Mats Package
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Premium Floor Mats W/Z-Spec Logo
Sport Pedal Kit