2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Chevrolet Sonic

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Chevrolet Sonic

2016 Chevrolet Sonic


Both the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic and the 2016 Honda Fit are small cars with big personalities. They both provide you with a fun-to-drive platform for all kinds of errands, commutes, adventures, and more. They’re also remarkably efficient vehicles and come loaded with all the latest high-tech features. So which one will be the best bet for you and your driving needs here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area? Find out below!

Powertrain and Performance

We know you’re not buying a subcompact hatchback to hit the track, but you probably still want a small car that can balance high efficiency with fun-to-drive dynamics. Take a look at the 2016 Chevy Sonic and you’ll find that it uses a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that makes 138 hp. That’s a solid output number in this segment. With automatic transmission this engine yields 24 mpg city/35 mpg highway/28 mpg combined, based on EPA estimates.

How does the 2016 Honda Fit compare? It is powered by a 1.5L four-cylinder engine that cranks out 130 hp – slightly less than the Sonic, but not by a lot. What it lacks in muscle in more than makes up for in fuel economy, with up to 33 mpg city/41 mpg highway/36 mpg combined* based on EPA estimates for the Fit LX with continuously variable transmission.

Features and Options

The 2016 Honda Fit and the 2016 Chevy Sonic are both affordable – but which one offers more for your money? The Honda Fit gives you key standard features such as:

  • Power windows

  • Cruise control

  • A rearview camera

  • A split folding rear seat

  • A CD player

  • Power side mirrors

None of those features come standard on the base Chevy Sonic.

Seating and Cargo

When it comes to space, the 2016 Chevy Sonic falls behind the 2016 Honda Fit. The Sonic only has 47.7 cubic feet of total cargo space, while the Honda Fit has room for 52.7 cubic feet of cargo. In terms of overall interior volume, you’ll find the Chevy Sonic again provides less room. The Sonic offers 109.6 cubic feet of space, while the Fit provides 112.3 cubic feet. That means more front headroom, hiproom, and shoulder room, plus more second row leg room in the Fit.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

Come drive the latest Honda Fit here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL. We’re your leading Elgin and Chicagoland area Honda dealer, and we’re pleased to bring you the latest Honda Fit, so come visit us today!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.