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Compare the Chevrolet Sonic to the Mazda 3

2016 Chevy Sonic
Features

 

Fuel Economy
26 city / 35 hwy (mpg)
Fuel Tank Capacity
12.2 Gallon
MSRP
$16,980
NHTSA Overall Vehicle Safety Score
5 STARS – 5-Front, 5-Side, 4-Rollover
Engine: 1.8 L Inline 4
– Horsepower: 138 @ 6300 RPM
– Torque: 125 ft-lbs @ 3800 RPM
Warranty Coverage
    • 3-year/36,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty.

 

  • 5-year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.
  • 5-year/100,000-mile Roadside Assistance Program.
  • 2-year Maintenance Warranty.
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    2016 Mazda 3 (5dr)
    Features

     

    Fuel Economy
    29 city / 41 hwy (mpg)
    Fuel Tank Capacity
    13.2 Gallon
    MSRP
    $20,880
    NHTSA Overall Vehicle Safety Score
    5 STARS – 5-Front, 5-Side, 4-Rollover
    Engine: 2.0 L Inline 4
    – Horsepower: 155 @ 6000 RPM
    – Torque: 150 ft-lbs @ 4000 RPM
    Warranty Coverage
      • 3-year/36,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty.

     

  • 5-year/60,000-Mile PowerTrain Limited Warranty.
  • 3-year/36,000-Mile Roadside Assistance Program.
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    Fuel Economy/Value

    Looking at fuel economy, it is clear there is no contest. With 5 more city and highway miles per gallon, the 2016 Mazda 3 will surely save you more money on gas than the Chevy Sonic. In fact, if you drive both vehicles an average of 15,000 miles annually, the Mazda 3 would save you $228 more in gas than the Chevy Sonic each year. But even with these savings the Mazda 3’s overall value cannot compare to the Chevy Sonic’s. Because the Mazda 3’s MSRP is $5125 more, you’d have to drive it for 22 years before its savings in gas matched the savings of the Chevy Sonic’s lower price! So why only consider fuel economy when the Chevy Sonic’s value is so incredible?

     

    Vehicle Safety Rating

    Both the 2016 Chevy Sonic and the Mazda 3 have a 5-star Overall Vehicle Safety Score and identical scores in all three crash test categories. This makes either vehicle an excellent choice in vehicle safety for you and your family.

     

    Warranty Coverage

    While the 2016 Chevy Sonic and the Mazda 3 both include in their warranty packages the same 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited warranty, every one of the Chevy Sonic’s other warranties all outlasts those of the Mazda 3. For example, the Chevy Sonic’s PowerTrain limited warranty outlasts the Mazda’s by 40,000 miles! Both vehicles include Roadside Assistance programs. These programs feature the following services:

    <> > Lockout Service – You will be assisted when you accidentally lock your keys inside the vehicle.

    <> > Flat Tire Change – A spare will be installed for you.

    <> > Fuel Delivery – If you run out of gas, $5 worth of fuel will be delivered to get you back on the road.

    <> > Emergency Towing – Your car will be towed to its nearest dealer.

    <> > Jump-Starts – If you need your car jump-started, you will be assisted whether at home or on the road.

    While both vehicles feature this program, the Chevy Sonic’s program last 2 years longer and 64,000 miles further! Additionally, the Chevy Sonic includes a 2-year Maintenance Warranty that the Mazda lacks entirely. When it comes down to warranty coverage, the 2016 Chevy Sonic is the clear winner over the Mazda 3 in a side-by-side comparison.

     

    Summary

    With its far superior value and its incredible warranty package, the 2016 Chevy Sonic proves itself the better choice for smart car buyers in a side-by-side comparison with the 2016 Mazda 3.

    And where better to shop for your Chevy Sonic than at one of the three George Weber Chevrolet locations near you!? There is a reason Weber Chevrolet has been the favored choice of St. Louisans for 114 years. So swing by and let us show you our large inventory of Chevy Sonics and other great vehicles!

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