The 2017 Ford Fiesta is a sleek and efficient sedan that's really accommodating to drivers. At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we love showing this vehicle off to our friends in the Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland areas. But some of our friends think that the 2017 Chevy Sonic is very similar, so we had to do the legwork to figure out how they differ.

We're going to compare the Ford Fiesta vs Chevy Sonic in a few important categories. We'll focus on efficiency and performance, interior space and comfort, and media and technology features. By comparing the 2017 Ford Fiesta vs Chevy Sonic, you'll be able to see which one has what you want in your next car. 


2017 Ford Fiesta vs Chevy Sonic Efficient Performance

The Ford Fiesta and the Chevy Sonic are both equipped with very similar engines. The Ford Fiesta features a 1.6L 4-cylinder. The Chevy Sonic is outfitted with a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine. Both of these engines can deliver more than 115 horsepower, but when it comes to fuel efficiency, there's a noticeable difference in which vehicle offers more.

  • The Ford Fiesta gets an EPA-estimated 27/35 city/highway MPG.
  • The Chevy Sonic gets 25/32 city/highway MPG.
  • Both vehicles are outfitted with 5-speed manual transmissions.


Ford Fiesta vs Chevy Sonic Interior

Both the Ford Fiesta and the Chevy Sonic offer spacious cabins that can fit five passengers. Each vehicle comes with front bucket seats with fabric appointments. In terms of front passenger space, the Ford Fiesta offers more with 39.1 inches of headroom and 43.6 inches of legroom. The Chevy Sonic is a little limited in its front space with 38.7 inches of headroom and 41.8 inches of legroom.


Media & Technology Features

Luckily, both of these vehicles are equipped with an array of entertainment features that can help you enjoy your trips, whether you're heading off on your daily commute, or you're about to embark on a road trip. Despite the entertainment features in the respective cabins, the Ford Fiesta has several advantages over the Chevy Sonic.

  • The Ford Fiesta offers a 6-speaker sound system, compared to the 4-speaker system in the Chevy Sonic.
  • Both vehicles feature an AM/FM radio, but the Ford Fiesta also includes a CD player.
  • The Ford Fiesta features the voice-activated SYNC® system that features smartphone integration.
  • The Chevy Sonic requires a considerable upgrade to feature an infotainment system like the one featured in the Ford Fiesta.


Learning More About the 2017 Ford Fiesta

As you saw above in our 2017 Ford Fiesta vs 2017 Chevy Sonic comparison, the Ford Fiesta brings a lot more to the table than the Chevy Sonic. The Ford Fiesta has several advantages, including fuel economy, passenger space, and even entertainment and technology features. You can experience these advantages in person by stopping by to see us and the Ford Fiesta. You'll certainly be able to decide if it's right for you after you've had a chance to drive it.

Schedule a test drive with us at Richmond Ford Lincoln. We're always happy to help our friends in the Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland areas make the right decision.

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