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Chevrolet Cruze vs. Chevrolet Sonic Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Chevrolet Cruze vs. Chevrolet Sonic Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price

Chevrolet Sonic LT   
Difference: $3,675

Lowest Total Invoice

Chevrolet Sonic LT   
Difference: $3,523

The configured Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 153hp 1.4L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Chevrolet Sonic 4dr Sedan has a 138-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Sonic are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Chevrolet Cruze LT trim is $19,820. The features would cost an additional $1,995. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $22,690.

The base sticker price of the Chevrolet Cruze Premier trim is $23,120. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $23,995.

The base sticker price of the Chevrolet Sonic LT trim is $16,155. The features would cost an additional $1,985. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $19,015.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table. (Additional notes)

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Chevrolet Cruze trims is $22,290 for LT, and $21,515 for Premier. . The feature adjusted price of the Chevrolet Sonic trims is $19,015 for LT. . Based on this adjustment, the Chevrolet Sonic LT appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

Calculate Payments

  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201620162016
ModelCruzeCruzeSonic
TrimLTPremierLT
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $19,820 $23,120 $16,155
Base Invoice $19,027 $22,080 $15,509
RS Package 695    
6-speed shiftable automatic 1,300   1,390
Rear spoiler     395
Rearview camera     200
RS Package 632    
6-speed shiftable automatic 1,248   1,334
Rear spoiler     359
Rearview camera     182
Options (show) (change) 1,995 0 1,985
Options (show) (change) 1,880 0 1,875
Destination 875 875 875
Total Price $22,690 $23,995 $19,015
Total Invoice $21,782 $22,955 $18,259

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Chevrolet Cruze vs. Chevrolet Sonic

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Chevrolet Sonic LT
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 2,500
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 2,323
Model Year201620162016
ModelCruzeCruzeSonic
TrimLTPremierLT
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine153hp I4153hp I4138hp I4
TransmissionT6T6T6
DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)30/42 MPG30/42 MPG25/35 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers?, 6?, 6?, 6
Tire (rear if not all the same)205/55-16225/45-17195/65-15
Total Price22,69023,99519,015
Adjustments for Features-400-2,4800
Feature-Adjusted Total Price22,29021,51519,015
Cost Above Minimum77500
Total Invoice21,78222,95518,259
Adjustments for Features-384-2,3730
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice21,39820,58218,259
Cost Above Minimum81600

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Features Comparison: Chevrolet Cruze vs. Chevrolet Sonic

Model Year201620162016
ModelCruzeCruzeSonic
TrimLTPremierLT
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100$1100
FWD$0$0$0
Accessories 
Heated steering wheel $100 
Proximity key $250 
Remote start $150$150
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
4-wheel disc brakes$150$150 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$0$0 
Apple CarPlay support$0$0 
Siri Eyes Free support  $0
SMS text-to-speech reader$50$50 
Voice control for audio system$25$25 
Voice control for external devices$0$0 
Exterior 
Body kit$0  
Rear spoiler$200 $200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass  $0
Digital instruments  $0
Fog lights$125  
Illuminated visor mirror, driver $50 
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger $50 
Interior ambient lighting $150 
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25 
Visor mirror, driver$10 $10
Visor mirror, passenger$10 $10
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop$150$150 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), second row$50$50 
Heated front seats $200 
Leather seating surfaces $900 
Leather-wrapped steering wheel $150 
Manual height adjuster, driver seat$50 $50
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat $50 
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat $100 
Power height adjuster, driver seat $100 
Power recliner, driver seat $100 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat $100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Touring suspension (upgrade) $0 
Total Value of Features$1,920$4,000$1,520
Value of Feature Adjustments$400$2,480$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-384-2,3730

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Specifications Comparison: Chevrolet Cruze vs. Chevrolet Sonic

Model Year20162016
ModelCruzeSonic
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase106.3 in99.4 in
Length183.7 in173.1 in
Width70.5 in68.3 in
Height57.4 in59.7 in
Curb Weight2,870 lb.2,727 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.7 gal.12.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.9 in38.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.9 in53.4 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.2 in51.4 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in41.8 in
Row 2 Headroom37.3 in37.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.2 in53.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room51.9 in51.6 in
Row 2 Legroom36.1 in34.6 in
Cargo Volume14.8 ft314.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
Chevrolet Cruze LT

RS Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Fog lights125No
Body kit0No
Rear spoiler200Yes
Total Requested20062%
Total Not Requested12538%

Option Package Details
Chevrolet Sonic LT

6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
FeatureValueRequested?
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic0Yes
Remote start150Yes
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%

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