2015 Honda Fit vs 2015 Chevrolet Sonic
Drivers in the Raynham and Easton area looking for an economical vehicle may find themselves trying to decide between the 2015 Honda Fit and the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic. Here’s your guide to the differences between the two!
The base level of the 2015 Honda Fit features a five-inch display screen for vehicle and infotainment information, a rearview camera for safety, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and interface for iPods and a USB stick. The base level of the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic, the LS, features a four-speaker sound system as well, but without an iPod interface, USB port, or CD player.
The second-tier EX level of the 2015 Honda Fit features a sunroof, a six-speaker audio system that has Pandora functionality, as well as the HondaLink smartphone app with streaming navigation compatibility. You’ll also get an upgraded 7-inch touchscreen interface and the Honda LaneWatch safety feature with a blind spot display.
The second-tier LT level of the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic includes remote ignition only when you opt for the automatic transmission, and the six-speaker audio system, but none of the other advanced features.
Performance and Fuel Economy
The 2015 Honda Fit has a 1.5L four-cylinder engine which produces 130 hp and 114 lb-feet of torque. The entry-level 2015 Honda Fit LX with CVT is rated by the EPA at a high 33 city mpg and 41 highway mpg.*
The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic does not fare as well when it comes to fuel economy. The standard six-speed manual transmission gets 29 city and 40 highway, while the optional six-speed automatic transmission gets 27 city mpg and 37 highway mpg. No CVT is available.
The 2015 Honda Fit garnered the best possible score of “Good” for safety in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s moderate-overlap frontal-offset impact category, as well as in the side-impact protection test, the roof strength test, and the seatbelt and head restraint test. The small-overlap frontal-offset crash test garnered a score of “Acceptable,” having improved the safety and solidity of the front bumper.
On the other hand, the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic only scored a second-worst score of “Marginal” in this category, and Chevrolet has taken no steps to improve the fitness of the bumper for the safety of its passengers.
The 2015 Honda Fit has improved the cabin quality immensely from the 2014 model. The feel of the cabin is updated and highly modern, with plenty of legroom and headroom in the rear seat. The materials are sumptuous, with high-quality leather upholstery and a solid build. The rear seat is well-designed, with a 60/40 split that allows you to create a tall space within the car for larger items such as bicycles or other outdoor gear. The 52.7 cubic feet of cargo room allows you to store items that are almost 8 feet long.
The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic has a focus on economy for the interior design, with hard plastics and standard cloth upholstery. The backseat has room for children or smaller individuals. The rear seats have a standard 60/40 split-folding seatback, and there’s only a total of 30.9 cubic feet of cargo space.
Get the 2015 Honda Fit at Silko Honda
To test-drive the 2015 Honda Fit, contact Silko Honda online to set up an appointment today. Better yet, stop on by the dealership at 1580 New State Highway to see all of our new vehicles in stock and take a test drive!