The Chevrolet Sonic is a four-door subcompact hatchback , or sedan, designed for those in need of an affordable vehicle for commuters. The Sonic was initially introduced for 2012 which is in its initial stage of production.
In contrast to its competition The Chevrolet Sonic comes with both an incredibly smooth and pleasant ride, which makes it the most unique car on the market for subcompact cars. Driving the car is a breeze with very little effort, which makes driving through parking garages with tight spaces easy. Noise levels are pretty low even on freeways which makes it a vehicle that you can take to the roads. The turbocharged engine offers rapid acceleration, making the car great for merging freeways, and even traveling through mountains. The only drawback is the fact that the Sonic’s throttle response is a bit slow. Overall, the Sonic is a great option for those looking to buy a small car.
Trims and Pricing
Chevrolet provides Sonic. Chevrolet offers Sonic with four different trims: LS, LT, LTZ and RS. Every trim level is available in both hatchback and sedan model, with the exception of the RS that is available only as the hatchback. LS models are equipped with standard features like 15-inch steel wheels and automatic lights, power locks blindspot mirror air conditioning keys, OnStar Emergency services a height-adjustable driver’s seat as well as tilt and telescoping the steering wheel Bluetooth connectivity, trip computers as well as steering wheel-mounted controls. the sound system has four speakers. LT models include standard features that include alloy 15-inch wheels with cruise control, more attractive cloth upholstery and power windows, as well as heated and powered sides mirrors. They also have remote ignition as well as an audio system that includes satellite radio as well as an USB port. Hatchback models also have an extra cargo shelf in the rear. The 16-inch alloy wheels and the foglights are an option. LTZ models include everything found on the LT as well as 17-inch alloy wheels with aluminum trim, chrome accents on exteriors, foglights heated front seats leatherette upholstery, Chevrolet’s MyLink smartphone-integrated system and a steering wheel that is leather-wrapped and a navigation system application. Hatchback RS models come with everything that is on the LTZ and include disc brakes with four wheels and a turbocharged engine. They also have sports-tuned suspensions, unique wheels, faux suede and leather upholstery and a sport-tuned steering wheel. The Sonic is equipped with an invoice from the factory that is around $15,000 . This is for an LS model, and an MSRP of around $15,300. Its LT Trim level is approximately $2,000 to the MSRP, while the LTZ is an additional $1,600. The RS comes with an MSRP of approximately $2,000 more. As a member, you can anticipate receiving an upfront price with no any hidden charges, which also include savings. The car buying experience you have with your Certified Dealer is also hassle-free.
Engine and Performance
The engine standard of the Sonic is one of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder unit that puts out 140 horsepower and 125 lbs of torque. Standard transmissions are a manual with five speeds, however, a six-speed automated is also available. The EPA estimates that fuel efficiency is 25 mpg within the city and 35 miles per gallon when driving on highways. The engine that is available in the LT and LTZ trim levels and the engine that is standard on the RS one, is an 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine which produces the equivalent of 138 horsepower and 148 pounds-feet of torque. The standard transmission choice is a manual six-speed with the option of a six-speed auto. Although it’s stronger the fuel mileage estimates are higher, at 27 mpg for city driving and 37 miles per gallon when driving on highways.
Interior of Chevrolet Sonic’s interior Chevrolet Sonic contains plenty of grey plastic, which is a perfect cover for those hard surface. The fit and finish is good for a subcompact, budget car. The layout of the controls is simple and easy to grasp so drivers don’t have to turn their attention away from the road in order to alter various settings. The thing that is unique about the interior design of the Sonic is its gauges. According to Chevrolet says the design of the gauge cluster is influenced by motorcycle gauges. The tachometer, which is large, sits to the left side of the instrument cluster, and an elongated digital display provides the driver’s details like the speed and fuel level, as well as mileage information, and any warnings. As a compact car vehicle, the Sonic has plenty of space inside. For those who are more than six feet tall will be amazed to discover that they can are able to comfortably fit anywhere, except in the middle rear seat. The trunk of the sedan has fourteen cubic feet of space for storage which is a good amount for a small car. The hatchback models of the car have 19 cubic feet of space. This increases into 30.9 cubic feet when that second row folds into a flat. The MyLink system is equipped with a touchscreen that sits at near the central stack. It works with the smartphone of the owner by allowing apps on phones such as Pandora streaming music via the sound system, and also to control navigation via the phone. Users can also customize the control layouts of the touchscreen, which is an excellent feature that makes the system is much more user-friendly.