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2016 Nissan Versa vs 2016 Chevy Sonic near Chicago, IL

The Winner Takes it All!


Looking for a chic, spunky compact car for your daily commute and weekend outings? Take a peek at our comparison of the 2016 Nissan Versa vs 2016 Chevy Sonic near Chicago, IL, and find out why the 2016 Versa is the car you should choose. At Kelly Nissan, we’ve done all the research for you, so read on and discover the highlights of what makes this vehicle superior to the competition.

At first glance, the Sonic does seem to have the upper hand with two choices of powertrains against the Versa’s single 1.6L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine. Nonetheless, the Versa more than makes up for it by offering the available Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission), which shifts speeds seamlessly through a system of pulleys. Rather than having standard gears that momentarily interrupt your acceleration every time you shift, Xtronic CVT® will provide smooth and stepless ratio changes. This, together with the Versa’s 0.298 drag coefficient1 and front tire and center fascia air deflectors, helps provide improved response and fuel efficiency. You’ll find that three of the four trims of the Nissan Versa boast 31/40/35 MPG city/hwy/combined2, whereas only one of the trims of the Chevrolet Sonic is capable of providing an even remotely close range of 29/40/33 MPG city/hwy/combined3 and, even then, it falls short of the Versa’s capabilities.

Continuing with our comparison of the 2016 Nissan Versa vs 2016 Chevy Sonic near Chicago, IL, other notable features are the standard dual power remote-controlled outside mirrors. Sadly, we cannot say the same for the Sonic, which will only give you standard outside manual-adjustable and manually-folded mirrors, so you’ll have save up in order to get a higher trim with this convenience. Getting on the road will be hassle-free in the Versa with Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition. No such feature is offered in any of the Sonic’s trims, so you’ll have to settle for fishing out your keys from your pocket or purse every time you get into your car.


As for other convenient technologies, the Versa offers an available Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Easy-Fill Tire Alert4, which will warn you when your tires are low and will beep once you’ve inflated them to the appropriate measure, so you don’t have to guess if you’ve pumped your wheels with enough air or not. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System5 in the Sonic doesn’t have this available added convenience, even in its highest trim. And to listen to your tunes of favorite radio station with crisp clarity, the Sentra boasts standard speed-sensitive volume control, a feature that is not available at all in the Sonic.

As you can see, the Versa has a lot to go around in this 2016 Nissan Versa vs 2016 Chevy Sonic near Chicago, IL. To learn even more about its amazing features, visit us at Kelly Nissan, your local and trustworthy Nissan dealer.

1. 0.298 Cd on S Plus, SV, and SL. 0.300 Cd on SR and 0.308 Cd on S.

2. 2016 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 31 city/40 highway MPG for Versa® Sedan 1.6-L with CVT. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

3. Based on EPA estimate for LT with available 1.4L turbocharged engine and 6-speed manual transmission.

4. TPMS is not a substitute for regular tire pressure checks. Vehicle must be on for the Easy-Fill Tire Alert to operate.

5. Excludes spare tire when equipped.