Facts about Chevrolet Sonic Car. The Chevrolet Sonic is Chevy’s subcompact car, though the electric Chevy Spark is smaller.
History about Chevrolet Sonic Car
The Chevrolet Sonic Car first came out in 2012. The Chevrolet Sonic Car had a recall due to problems with the windshield wiper reservoirs later in 2012. The RS trim line, the highest trim line of the Chevy Sonic, came out in 2015. It kept the same engine but turned into a hatch back. The RS sedan came out in 2014. The MyLink infotainment system was rolled out as an option to all of the Chevy Sonic models in 2013. The 2015 version made the OnStar 4G LTE and wi-fi hot spot standard and a phone app for controlling the infotainment system.
Design of the Chevrolet Sonic Car
The Chevrolet Sonic Car is available with a 1.4 liter 138 horsepower turbocharged engine or 1.8 liter 138 hp engine. The Chevrolet Sonic is available with a five speed manual transmission or six speed automatic transmission.
The Chevrolet Sonic Car comes with the Chevrolet Mylink infotainment system. The Chevrolet Sonic Car is compatible with the Siri Eyes Free system.
The Chevrolet Sonic Car comes with forward collision alert and lane departure warning system. That is rare in this car class.
The Sonic LS has a 1.8 liter, 138 horsepower engine, manual transmission, air conditioning, Bluetooth, Onstar subscription for six months, wi-fi, tilt and telescoping steering wheels and power windows. The LT model also has the Mylink infotainment system, six speakers and rear view camera in 2015. The turbocharged engine is optional on the LT trim line but standard for LTZ and RS. The Sonic LTZ has more speakers and remote start. The RS trim comes with better suspension, leather seating, disk wheel breaks and sportier steering wheel. However, the RS trim line is only available for the hatchback version of the Chevy Sonic.
The basic version of the car has 15 cubic feet of trunk space. The hatchback version has almost 48 cubic feet of storage space when the rear seats are folded down.
The interior of the Chevrolet Sonic is similar to the layout of the somewhat larger Chevy Cruze.
Performance of the Chevrolet Sonic Car
The basic version of the Chevrolet Sonic Car with a 1.4 liter engine got around 40 miles per gallon in 2014. The Sonic sedan also got up to 40 miles per gallon for the turbocharged engine. The 1.8 liter engine gets around 25 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway.
JD Power and Associates rated the Chevrolet Sonic Car average on reliability and near the top in terms of safety.
Rivals of the Chevrolet Sonic Car
The major rivals to this car are the Ford Fiesta, Nissan Versa, and Kia Rio. For the Sonic sedan, its major rivals are the Nissan Altima, Honda Fit, Toyota Avalon, and Mazda 3.
Trivia about Chevrolet Sonic Car
The 2014 Chevy Sonic Car was the first small car to receive the five star overall score from the NHTSA.
The Chevy Sonic car is called the Chevy Aveo in the rest of the world; the Chevy Aveo line was discontinued in North America several years prior to the Sonic’s release.
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