Newton Chevrolet Sonic

Vehicle Overview

Are you looking for a compact car that is affordable, practical and fun to drive? If yes, then you should consider the Chevrolet Sonic. Available in hatchback and sedan body styles, the Sonic is a great car for shoppers looking for a subcompact sedan with lots of interior features. Unlike other subcompact cars, it comes standard with a Wi-Fi hotspot, as well as an infotainment system with smartphone integration. Apart from that, it has one of the most spacious cargo holds in its class. Seats are spacious and comfortable, the vehicle is fuel-efficient, and it comes with lots of cool features to keep everyone engaged. It comes with almost everything you would need in a subcompact car, at an affordable cost.

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Chevrolet Sonic Key Benefits

- Lively turbocharged engine
- Strong safety profile
- Refined and superb driving dynamics
- Plenty of standard and optional features
- Roomy accommodations for people and cargo
- Fresh and contemporary style

Chevrolet Sonic Interior and Features

Its interior is good looking and impressive for its class. Both front and back seats are spacious and comfortable. Moreover, the tilt and telescopic steering wheel, combined with the standard armrest enhance the driver's comfort. It comes with lots of interior features, which include an infotainment system and a rearview camera as standard. Physical controls for audio and climate are easy to use, while the touchscreen has a quick response.

The Sonic can accommodate five people. Available seating features include leatherette upholstery and heated front seats. All seats are comfortable. Even taller occupants will not have any problems finding a comfortable seating position. Standout features include the driver's armrest and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, which are not common in this class. It also comes with LATCH connectors for attaching child seats. When you combine its excellent suspension, supportive seats and its standard features, you get an all-rounded subcompact car.

The Chevrolet Sonic comes with plenty of standard and optional features. Standard features include a MyLink infotainment system, a rearview camera, a USB port, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a four-speaker audio system. The standard MyLink infotainment system features seven-inch touchscreen display and smartphone integration through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Higher trims are outfitted with a six-speaker stereo, dual USB ports, heated front seats, satellite radio, cruise control, and a host of safety features.

Physical controls are strategically located for convenience and ease of use. Also, the menus on the infotainment system are straightforward and well laid out. Its 14.9 cubic feet of cargo space is larger than most subcompacts. The cargo space increases to 19 cubic feet when you fold the back seats. It also comes with a decent amount of storage spaces for smaller items. The trunk floor is low, which makes it easy to load cargo.

Chevrolet Sonic Performance and Handling

When it comes to handling, the Chevrolet Sonic delivers sharp steering and agile handling. It also feels sturdier than most of its classmates. It also delivers a comfortable ride over rough surfaces. It is available in two main engines. There is a standard 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine, connected to a five-speed manual transmission, and a turbocharged 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine. The four-cylinder engine can be mated to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Both engines have an output of 138 hp. So, why should you choose one over the other?

The base engine is sufficient for typical commutes while those who do lots of highway driving will love the turbocharged engine since it delivers a decent amount of torque. Regarding fuel economy, the turbocharged engine mated to a manual transmission delivers better fuel economy, with estimated EPA ratings of 38 mpg on the highway and 28 miles per gallon in the city. Ride quality is comfortable, handling is composed, and steering is precise.

Chevrolet Sonic Safety and Reliability

Its reliability ratings are above average, meaning it is more reliable than most subcompacts. Subcompact cars tend to be more prone to accidents than bigger cars. To mitigate those issues, Chevrolet has equipped the Sonic with various active safety technologies such as a rearview camera, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, as well as rear park assist. All these features combine to keep the driver and the passengers safe.

Final Word

The Chevrolet Sonic is one of the most reliable sub-compact cars on the market. It comes with numerous standard and optional features that you won't find in most other cars in its class. Its interior is also spacious with plenty of passenger and cargo space in both the hatchback and the sedan. Its performance is also impressive, rolling over bumps with ease while cutting corners with poise. If you are looking for a fuel-efficient, small, and easy-to-drive car, then the Chevrolet Sonic is a smart choice.

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