2017 Fiat 500 Vs 2017 Chevrolet Sonic
Posted on July 31, 2020
For many drivers across the country and beyond, buying a small car means making compromises. At Caledon Chrysler, we aren't big on making our customers compromise, that's why we only offer the best subcompact cars available. While we are thrilled with the 2017 Fiat 500, we know you want to do plenty of research before purchasing a new car. For that reason, we are going to put our Fiat 500 up against the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic to help make the decision-making process easier for you and your family. Let's take a closer look at both cars.
2017 Fiat 500
Everyone at Caledon Chrysler is excited about offering the 2017 Fiat 500. This subcompact is available in six trim levels, 15 unique exterior colours, and seven wheel designs. Powering this stylish vehicle is a unique 1.4-liter MultiAir 16-valve I-4 engine that features an electronically controlled hydraulic system, which optimizes every valve stroke to give a smooth and sporty ride. If need more performance, the 2017 Fiat 500 Abarth trim level gives drivers up to 157 horsepower and 183 lb.-ft. in torque. As you would expect from a high-end small car, the 2017 Fiat 500 offers outstanding fuel efficiency with up to 7.7 L/100km city and 6.1 L/100km highway.* The road becomes a pleasant place to be thanks to its distinctive Italian styling, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, available KONI Frequency Selective Damping front shock absorbers, and Electronic Stability Control.
When it comes to your demand for comfort and high-tech gadgets, the 2017 Fiat 500 dazzles due to a number of standout features including:
- Bifunctional halogen projector headlamps
- Panoramic glass roof
- Electronic Vehicle Information Centre (EVIC)
- Heated and leather faced seats
- Hands-free communication with Bluetooth streaming audio
- Uconnect 5.0 multimedia centre with 5-inch touchscreen
- Rear body-colour performance spoiler
- Rear Park Assist
- Performance-tuned suspension
- Leather-wrapped instrument panel cluster and shift knob
- Alpine premium audio system
- Air conditioning with micron filter
- Rearview mirror with microphone
2017 Chevrolet Sonic
The Chevrolet Sonic is available in six exterior colours, FWD, and two hatchback trims and a sedan trim as well as manual and automatic transmission. This subcompact car has two engine choices, the standard ECOTEC 1.8-liter four-cylinder DOHC engine with VVT and the optional ECOTEC 1.4-liter Turbo four-cylinder DOHC engine that produces a maximum of 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic gives drivers up to 9.2 L/100km city and 6.9 L/100km highway in fuel efficiency.* The ride is supported by a standard touring suspension, front disc and rear drum ABS brakes, and a StabiliTrak stability control system. Other standard tech and comfort features of the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic include:
- Steering wheel mounted audio and phone controls
- Sirius XM
- 10 air bags
- Front bucket seats
- Remote Keyless Entry
- OnStar 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot
- 46-liter fuel tank
The Right Car for You
While both vehicles offer benefits, it is quite clear that the 2017 Fiat 500 is superior on many levels. Drivers who choose the Fiat 500 better fuel efficiency, more maximum horsepower and torque, greater choice of trims and exterior colours, and more tech features. Perhaps the biggest difference is the bold styling of the Fiat 500, which makes it stand out from every other car on the market. If you want to take a 2017 Fiat 500 for a test-drive, just contact the sales experts at Caledon Chrysler and they can get you behind the wheel ASAP.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2017 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.