2017 Ford Fiesta vs. 2017 Chevy Sonic

Few subcompacts are as charming or charismatic as the Ford Fiesta and Chevy Sonic. Their funky yet functional designs combine efficiency, style, and technology, so we've decided to take a closer look at their key features. 

Richmond Ford West compared the Fiesta and Sonic side-by-side to showcase their similarities and differences. We encourage our friends around Short Pump, Ashland, and Glen Allen to keep reading and learn about each car before scheduling a test drive!

Interior & Exterior Design

The Ford Fiesta and Chevy Sonic are sleek, sassy subcompacts with tons of personality. What these cars lack in size, they make up for with sporty and easy to customize designs, especially the Fiesta, which offers 10 exterior paint colors and seven wheel variations. The Sonic only offers seven paint colors, which means it may not carry the shade you're looking for.

  • The Chevy Sonic has less legroom than the Ford Fiesta.
  • The Fiesta offers 10 paint colors, while the Sonic only offers seven.

Available in sedan and hatchback styles, you'll find seating for five passengers and tons of room when you hop inside either car. Drivers may be a bit more comfortable in the Fiesta, however, since it comes with 42.2 inches of front legroom. The Sonic's front seats only provide 41.8 inches, which feels crammed during long road trips.

Innovative Technology

Staying connected is a top priority for many of our friends around Ashland, Glen Allen, and Short Pump. Luckily, the Sonic and Fiesta offer several features to keep you in touch with the world around you.

  • Chevy MyLink is standard with the 2017 Sonic.
  • SYNC® 3 comes with a touchscreen, smartphone integration, voice control, and more.
  • The Fiesta is available with MyKey®

The Chevy Sonic's MyLink system comes with a standard seven-inch diagonal color touchscreen, Apple CarPlayTM, and Android AutoTM. SYNC® 3 offers comparable capabilities on the Fiesta, helping drivers stay in touch and entertained whenever they're on-the-go.

In addition to SYNC® 3, the Ford Fiesta offers a MyKey® feature, which comes with a restricted mode to help promote good driving habits. This is great for new drivers, especially teenagers, and can give parents extra peace of mind when they hand their keys to the kids.

Sonic vs. Fiesta Performance

The Sonic's a subcompact that kicks out up to 138 horsepower with its 1.4L four-cylinder engine, resulting in sharp acceleration and an all-around satisfying ride. The Ford Fiesta's standard powertrain is a bit milder-generating 120 horsepower-but drivers seeking a more rousing ride can upgrade to the available ST trim.

  • The 2017 Chevy Sonic delivers up to 138 horsepower.
  • The Ford Fiesta's ST trim delivers 197 horsepower with its turbocharged engine. 

The 2017 Ford Fiesta ST boosts 197 horsepower and 202 lb-ft of torque with its potent 1.6L Ti-VCT turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Take control of your driving experience with its six-speed manual transmission and electric power steering, which attacks sharp turns with precision and accuracy. Compared to the Sonic, the Fiesta ST delivers a more enthusiastic ride, especially when you're cruising in the passing lane.


Test Drive A 2017 Ford Fiesta Today!

The Ford Fiesta and Chevy Sonic offer smooth performances, innovative technology features, and unique designs that stand out wherever they go. However, we think the 2017 Ford Fiesta is a stronger option, thanks to its spacious front seats, unique MyKey® feature, and potent ST powertrain.

Ready to take the 2017 Ford Fiesta for a spin? Richmond Ford West has a huge inventory of them at our showroom waiting for you to get behind the wheel. Our friends around Short Pump, Ashland, and Glen Allen can swing by our dealership to explore our Fiesta inventory, and one of our sales specialists would be happy to give you a tour of the models in our showroom.

Test drive a Ford Fiesta at Richmond Ford West to find out if it's the right car for you!  


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