Honda Fit Vs. Chevrolet Sonic
Both the 2017 Fit and Sonic are five-door hatchbacks, with the relatively tall and boxy shape that comes along with the format. However, the exterior styling of both cars works hard to add aerodynamic looks and an overall cooler aesthetic than the economy boxes of old. The interiors are also a cut above what was expected from subcompacts even a decade ago, with comfortable appointments, clever styling, and simple, straightforward ergonomics.
That said, the Honda Fit has undergone a redesign much more recently than the Sonic, which is now in its fifth model year without major updates to keep it current. For this reason, the Honda provides better overall value for the money, as the automaker tends to overhaul its vehicle design every two to three years in order to stay ahead of the game.
Adaptive Cargo Space
In this respect, the 2017 Honda Fit far surpasses the competition, trouncing not just the Sonic but all other vehicles in the subcompact hatchback class. While the Sonic doesn’t necessarily disappoint when it comes to cargo, it simply doesn’t hold a candle to the superior interior design and innovative packaging that Honda engineers have pulled off in the Fit.
The Fit’s brilliant “magic seat” system allows the rear bench seat to flip up, revealing a tall cargo space behind the front seats that simplifies the transport of tall or unwieldy objects. In addition to the “magic seat,” the Fit also incorporates a “long” mode in which the rear and passenger seats lay almost completely flat, providing enough room inside for large items like surfboards, ladders, and bicycles with both wheels attached. The Sonic also includes folding rear seats but doesn’t come close to the Honda’s versatility and adaptability in the cargo storage arena.
Like most subcompact cars, the 2017 Honda Fit and Chevy Sonic are best when occupied by no more than two people; their front seat comfort coupled with hatchback storage makes them ideal for couples’ trips and jaunts to the beach or the mountains. However, the Fit and its seemingly magical interior spaciousness pull ahead of the Sonic in this regard as well. Even the tallest adults will find the Fit’s rear seats perfectly comfortable for long trips-something no other vehicle in this class has accomplished.
While neither car is inefficient, this category also goes to the Fit without contest. As one of the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid vehicles in any class, the Fit beats the Sonic with a combined city/highway rating of 32 mpg.
Any way you slice it, the 2017 Honda Fit comes out ahead of the Chevy Sonic for value, comfort, efficiency, and versatility. Contact Alberta Honda in Edmonton, AB today to schedule a test drive and experience the difference for yourself. Service professionals are standing by at 877-269-0202.