2018 Honda Fit vs. 2018 Chevrolet Sonic

2018 honda fit

2018 Honda Fit

2018 Chevrolet Sonic

2018 Chevrolet Sonic


Starting MSRP

29 mpg**

Fuel Economy - City

25 mpg
36 mpg**

Fuel Economy - Highway

33 mpg
31 mpg**

Fuel Economy - Combined

28 mpg
52.7 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

47.7 cubic feet

Which Small Car Will You Choose?

If you’re in the market for a small five-door hatchback to navigate the streets of Crystal Lake, you’re likely considering the 2018 Honda Fit and the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic. When you look at them from a distance, there might not be much to separate these models. However, once you start to investigate them up close, some big differences emerge. One main difference is their high tech assistance systems. The Honda Sensing Package includes many features that make the Fit safer and easier to drive. This includes Adaptive Cruise Control, which allows the Fit to maintain a steady following distance behind the vehicle ahead of you. If you plan to do any highway driving, it’s important to have. Unfortunately, the Sonic only includes a basic cruise control feature. Read on to find out more differences between the two models in this comparison from Brilliance Honda.

2018 Honda Fit exterior

Transmission and Fuel Economy

Both the Fit and the Sonic give you the choice of two transmissions, but they aren’t in the same ballpark. The Fit features an available continuously variable transmission (CVT) that uses an enormous range of gearing options to provide precise power and premium efficiency. Let’s see how it compares to the Sonic’s automatic transmission:

  • The 2018 Sonic with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive provides 27 mpg city/35 mpg highway/30 mpg combined in EPA estimates. That’s a strong number for a small car, but can it match the Fit?
  • The 2018 Fit LX with CVT and front-wheel drive will save you at the pump with an EPA estimated 33 mpg city/40 mpg highway/36 mpg combined**.
2018 Honda Fit Interior

Drive the Superior Fit in Elgin

If the Fit’s combination of excellent fuel economy and active assistance features sounds like a good match, get in touch with Brilliance Honda. Our sales team is excited to show you our full selection of new Fit models, and you can even apply for financing ahead of time to get a great rate on an auto loan. Stop by our showroom at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, or schedule a test drive to see if the Fit is right for you!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $875 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

** Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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Brilliance Honda
680 W. Terra Cotta Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014 United States
(815) 459-6400
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