Whether you're looking for an economical sedan or hatchback that's fun to drive, you'll find it in the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic. The eager staff at Wallace Chevrolet in Stuart, FL, serving Port St. Lucie, Palm City, White City and Jupiter, is ready to take you for a test-drive in this zippy car. See why KBB.com awarded the 2015 Chevy Sonic its "10 Coolest Cars under $18,000" badge!
Let's see how the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic rates against the Kia Rio.
ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
Just because the 2015 Sonic is cool doesn't mean it isn't a performance machine. A 1.8-liter -ECOTEC 4- cylinder VVT engine or a 1.4-liter ECOTEC turbo engine are both available on the versatile 2015 Sonic. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard depending on trim level, as is a 6-speed automatic transmission. FWD is standard, as well as a touring suspension on all models except the RS, which comes with a sports suspension. The Kia Rio only offers one available engine, a 1.6L Inline-4, also with 138hp. So if you're looking for power choices, the 2015 Sonic is the clear winner here.
CHEVY SONIC STANDARD FEATURES VS KIA RIO STANDARD FEATURES
There's a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is available as either sedan or hatchback in 7-trim levels including LS Manual and Automatic, LT Manual and Automatic, LTZ Manual, and Automatic. The base LS models include such standard features as 15-inch steel wheels, solar absorbing, tinted glass and daytime running lamps. Inside the cabin is a 4-speaker stereo system, power door locks, remote keyless entry, and a telescoping steering wheel. The Kia only offers power door locks and remote keyless entry as options.
SONIC SAFTEY VS RIO SAFETY
If you're looking for a top-notch safe subcompact to transport your family and friends, the 2015 Chevy Sonic is the absolute first choice. The NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) award the Sonic its highest 5-star rating in their front Driver and Passenger crash tests. The Kia Rio, on the hand, is a safe vehicle but only achieved 4 stars. One of the key safety features that the 2015 Sonic has that the Rio does not is Front Active Headrests. So if you're looking for peace of mind and the right vehicle to put your family in, the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is a no-brainer!