Wednesday, June 13, 2012

2012 Chevrolet Sonic vs Honda Fit

2012 Chevrolet Sonic vs Honda Fit

 The Honda Fit is available only as a 5-door hatchback in two trim levels: Base and Sport. All Fit Models use the same 1.5L SOHC 4-cylinder engine and are limited to either 5-speed manual or automatic transmissions.   
Style: The Chevrolet Sonic comes in either a sedan or hatchback and has a standard rear spoiler available only in the more expensive Sport model of the Honda Fit. The Honda Fit also only comes in the hatchback body style. The Fit comes with standard steel wheels and covers. The Sonic comes standard with superior aluminum-alloy wheels. And the largest wheels the fit offers are 16” compared to the Sonic’s 17”.

Power and Performance: The Honda Fit uses the same engine in each of its models. Both of the Sonic’s engines produce greater horsepower and torque than the Honda Fit’s engine. The ECOTEC engines in the Sonic are also have a much superior design with dual overhead cams instead of the one in the Fit engine and variable valve timing on both the intake and exhaust—while the Fit only offers this feature on the intake. The Chevy Sonic offers both 6 speed manual and automatic transmission options, both with the hill holder function, while the Fit has only 5-speed manual and automatic, with no hill hold technology offered. Moreover, the Fit’s steering system doesn’t offer variable-assist as the Sonic does. The Sonic also delivers a greater maximum fuel range and almost two more gallons in fuel capacity than the Fit. 
Interior: The Sonic is wider than the Fit, allowing the Sonic greater hip and shoulder room than the Fit. The Sonic also has more than 3” of additional leg room in the rear-seats than the Fit. Heated seats are also completely unavailable on the Fit, unlike the Sonic which does offer this option.
 Connectivity: The Chevy Sonic offers an entire suite of OnStar services including turn-by-turn directions, hands free calling and remote diagnostics of your vehicle—just to name a few of OnStar’s features. The Fit offers no equivalent to this. The Sonic offers remote start options—the Fit does not. Satellite radio is standard on the Sonic—it is not offered on the Fit.
 Quality, Durability, Reliability: The Sonic is the only subcompact car made in the United States. The Fit is imported from Japan. The Sonic’s warranty is superior to the Fit’s, offering an additional 40,000 miles of powertrain protection; and emergency roadside assistance and courtesy transportation, neither of which is offered with the Honda Fit.
 Safety: The Chevrolet Sonic has 10 airbags standard. The Honda Fit only offers 6 airbags. The Sonic’s OnStar automatic crash response system is standard. The Fit offers nothing comparable to the Sonic’s crash response system. The Fit also fails to offer child safety locks comparable to the Sonic’s power rear child safety locks. We at Art Gamblin Motors know that the Chevrolet Sonic is superior to the Honda Fit.
So we invite you to come test drive a new Sonic with us here in Enumclaw Washington and experience the difference for yourself. You will surely appreciate our welcoming pressure-free environment staffed by friendly expert sales associates. We have been family owned and operated for over 40 years and have always treated our customers as family. Come and see the why Art Gamblin Motors is a superior place to buy a car and you will understand why we are the top online rated Chevrolet dealer in the state!

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