Sonic vs Versa

Vs Nissan Versa



“Most Dependable Small Car” Award – The J.D. Power Dependability Awards are the result of real owners evaluation their 2016 model year vehicles for 177 specific problems over the last 12 months. So when we say that Chevrolet vehicles are dependable, it’s not our words – it’s thousands of yours1.

The 2020 Chevrolet Sonic is surprisingly fuel efficient, getting an EPA estimated 262 MPGs in the city and 342 MPGs on the highway. After all, the average American drives more than 13,000 miles a year - here's to more driving, and less stopping for gas3.


While they're not as popular in more mild areas, in frigid climates many drivers find heated seats, a standard feature on the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic4, quite necessary. If you want heated seats on the 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan5, though, you'll have to pay extra for them.

Move forward, back, up, or down with the touch of a button, using the Power Adjustable Seats that come standard on the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic4. Power Adjustable Seats aren't standard on the 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan, so be prepared to either pay more, or use that awkward bar under the seat.

No more parallel parking jitters - the optional Rear Parking Aid on the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic6 can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan, which doesn't have a rear parking aid option.

The 2020 Chevrolet Sonic's6 optional sunroof lets the light in on even the gloomiest day. Sadly, the 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan doesn't come with a sunroof, no matter how nicely you ask for one.
2020 Chevrolet Sonic2020 Nissan Versa Sedan
Heated Front Seats
Power Adjustable Seats
Rear Parking Aid


Stopping power is important too, and the clear winner in this category is the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic2, with 7 more horses in braking power per ton than 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan7, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades.

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic2, boasting 16 more horses and 3 more horses per ton than the 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan7.

The 2020 Chevrolet Sonic's2 increased torque - 1482 lb.-ft. vs. 1147 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.

Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic's2 optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan.
2020 Chevrolet Sonic2020 Nissan Versa Sedan
Braking Power Per Ton
Horsepower Per Ton


The 2020 Chevrolet Sonic's2 dedication to occupant safety has earned it the NHTSA's coveted 5-star Overall Crash Rating and 5-star Overall Side Crash Rating8.
2020 Chevrolet Sonic2020 Nissan Versa Sedan
Overall Crash Rating
Overall Side Crash Rating


Offering more inches in combined rear head and rear leg room than the 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan7, the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic9 is roomy enough for even the tallest of your passengers to travel in comfort. Bye-bye cramped "airplane-legs," hello rear passenger comfort.
2020 Chevrolet Sonic2020 Nissan Versa Sedan
Rear Head Room
Rear Leg Room


In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic's2 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan7.
2020 Chevrolet Sonic2020 Nissan Versa Sedan
Roadside Assistance
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1 - Based on 2016 models. The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic received the fewest reported problems in its segment in J.D. Power’s 2019 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study following three years of ownership. See for more details.
2 - 2020 Chevrolet Sonic 4dr Sdn LS
3 - Average American drives 13,476 miles per year.(source:
4 - 2020 Chevrolet Sonic 4dr Sdn Premier
5 - 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan SR CVT
6 - 2020 Chevrolet Sonic 4dr Sdn LT
7 - 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan S Manual
9 - 2020 Chevrolet Sonic 5dr HB LT w/1SD