Comparison - Nissan Sentra SR 2018 - vs - Chevrolet Sonic Premier 2019

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2017 Nissan Sentra - Review and Road Test
2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO Review
2016 Nissan Sentra SR Test Drive Video Review
2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO TECH REVIEW
2019 Nissan Sentra SR - Ultimate In-Depth Look in 4K
2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO TECH REVIEW
2016 Nissan Sentra SR Test Drive Video Review
2017 Nissan Sentra - Review and Road Test
2018 Chevrolet Sonic: Review
2018 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Premier
2015 Chevrolet Sonic driver-side small overlap IIHS crash test
Model: 
Average Price: 
20,500
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
$
20,720
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
12.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Summit White
#FFFFFF
CAJUN RED
#B50125
KINETIC BLUE
#0360AB
SILVER ICE
#C4CDD6
MOSAIC BLACK
#0C0E10
NIGHTFALL GRAY
#2D3230
RED HOT
#C50001

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Nissan Sentra is a compact car that does what it says on the package: it’s roomy, quiet, and relatively affordable.

Pros
Standard automatic emergency braking
Decent fuel efficiency
Competitive standard features
Roomy rear seat

Cons
Turbo models aren’t as much fun as we hoped
Wandering 6-speed manual
Leisurely acceleration in most models
Top-end trims are too much

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2018, Nissan has made minor adjustments to the Sentra's feature availability. Automatic emergency braking for imminent collisions is now standard on most Sentra trim levels.

PROS
Spacious backseat and trunk for the class
Priced lower than many rivals
User-friendly control layout

CONS
Less engaging driving experience than many competitors
Seats aren't particularly suitable for taller drivers
Slow acceleration on most models

By: 
edmunds.com

An entertaining powertrain does not always result in an entertaining car. Case in point: the 2018 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo. In spite of its quite good forced-induction inline-four, this Sentra isn’t quite a competitive sport compact.

Pros
Agreeable engine,
lots of rear legroom,
comfortable ride.

Cons
Awkward seating position,
uncomfortable seats,
not as engaging as a sporty model should be.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic shows its age but remains a good choice for an inexpensive car with surprising technology.

Pros
Comfortable interior
Smooth turbo-4
Quiet interior
Ample cargo utility

Cons
Gutless base engine
Tight rear seat
Sonic LS far from lavish
Buyers want SUVs

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Subcompacts aren't a particularly exciting class. They prioritize form over function, and they need to pack a lot of capability for the size. Pound for pound, this class of vehicle simply has to do more than most. Does the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic deliver the goods?

Pros
Engine makes good power
Spacious cabin for the class
Standard infotainment system supports full smartphone integration
Excellent crash test scores

Cons
Competitors get better fuel economy
Cabin materials look and feel low-rent

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
29.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
37.00mpg
35.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.80L
1.40L
Torque: 
125ft-lbs
at 3 600rpm
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
Horsepower: 
124hp
at 6 000rpm
138hp
at 4 900rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
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: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.50in
173.90in
Width: 
69.30in
68.30in
Height: 
58.90in
59.70in
Ground Clearance: 
6.50in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
99.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
38.70
Rear Head Room: 
36.70
37.80
Front Leg Room: 
42.50in
41.80in
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
34.60in
Front Hip Room: 
50.90in
51.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.70in
53.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
50.10in
51.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.90in
53.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.10cu.ft
14.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2920.00lbs
2911.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
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
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: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual 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: 
6 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
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 X 6.5
17 In
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
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: 
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: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
LED Headlamp
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Electronics Package
SR Technology Package
SR Premium Package
Midnight Edition Package
Protection Package
Performance Package
RS Package
Exterior Options: 
External Ground Lighting
Premium Paint
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: 
Midnight Edition Floor Mats W/Regular Trunk Mat
Sill Plate Protector
Sport Pedals
Carpeted Floor Mats W/Trunk Mat
Illuminated Kick Plates
Hide-A-Way Trunk Net
Winter/Summer Floor Mats Package
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Premium Floor Mats W/Z-Spec Logo
Sport Pedal Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black/Dark Titanium, leatherette
#000000
Jet Black, leatherette/sueded microfibre
#000000
Dark Pewter/Dark Titanium, leatherette
#494846