Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Models
- ECOTEC® 1.8L engine with VVT
- OnStar®, 6 months of Directions & Connections® Plan
- Bluetooth® phone connectivity
- Remote Keyless Entry
- StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System
- 15-inch steel wheels with bolt-on covers
- 60/40 Split-folding rear seatbacks
- Liftgate-mounted rear spoiler
Includes LS Features, plus:
- Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls
- Content theft alarm
- Heated, power exterior mirrors
- Heated driver and front-passenger seats
- Bluetooth® wireless audio streaming
- USB Port
- ECOTEC® 1.4L turbocharged engine with VVT
- 17-in. painted aluminum wheels
- Fog lights
- Tire pressure monitoring system
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel with Bluetooth®, cruise and audio system controls
- Perforated leatherette seating surfaces
- 6-speaker audio system
Includes LTZ Features, plus:
- 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
- 17-in. Midnight Silver painted aluminum wheels
- Sport suspension
- Black-finished exterior mirrors
- Unique RS Front and rear fascias, mouldings and liftgate-mounted rear spoiler
- Leather-appointed interior with sueded microfibre inserts
- Chevrolet MyLink entertainment and communications system with colour touch-screen display.
Are you game?
We designed Sonic to be truly a car for firsts, and through this go-getter spirit it earned the J.D. Power Award for Highest Ranked Appeal Among Sub-Compact cars. It’s all thanks to these claims to fame: In 2012 Sonic was the first and only car in its class that received a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from NHTSA. It's also the first and only car in its class with 10 standard air bags. In fact, Sonic is a 2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). It’s the only small car that’s built right here in America and the only car in its class with an available turbocharged engine – offering up to 5.1 L/100km highway. With all that power under the hood, it’s the most fun-to-drive car. As the first car to skydive, kickflip and star in a music video, Sonic is ready to take on whatever gets your blood pumping. It was built for people who try new things, seek discovery and live life to the fullest.
To stay connected while you’re out and about, Sonic is ready to keep your tech-savvy fingers limbered up. Equipped with available Chevrolet MyLink Radio and a 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen, you can access you phone, your friends and the rest of the world at the touch of your fingertips. Sonic has also been named one of Ward's 10 Best Interiors for 2012, making Sonic impressive from the inside out.
It's got the look
Sonic packs a whole lot of attitude – you can see it in its chiseled front end to the rear spoiler. Even the rear door handles are hidden to keep that sporty, clean look without sacrificing functionality. Its aggressive stance, dynamic lines and expressive wheel arches let people know that Sonic is ready for some fun. When you have a car with this much power under the hood, it has to be backed up by a look to match.
Sonic is going to catch an eye or two. Its defined front end with motorcycle-inspired, exposed headlamps and unique dual-port grille make a strong visual statement. Kick it up a notch with the front foglamps and chrome accents standard on LTZ and RS, and rest assured you'll make an all-eyes-on-you entrance long before you even arrive.
Pick your wheels
Boost its aggressive and sporty stance with eye-catching wheel options. The LS and LT models feature 15-inch painted aluminum wheels, or you can upgrade to the optional 16-inch wheels, available with the Wheels and Foglamp Package on LT. For a little more edge to your ride, go for the LTZ model with standard 17" painted aluminum wheels. The RS tops off its impressive upgrades with 17" Midnight Silver aluminum wheels.
Prepare for takeoff
Sonic was recently named one of Ward’s Top 10 Interiors. Joining the ranks of Audi, Land Rover and Infiniti, the dual cockpit interior and motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster with silver accents get your blood pumping before you even turn the key. The performance-inspired design elements Sonic boasts on the exterior are exactly what you find when you get behind the wheel. Sonic is ready to be driven, so grab onto its 3-spoke steering wheel designed for optimal grip and hold on tight.
Comfort and convenience
Sure, Sonic has an edge, but it’s made for comfort too. Every seat in Sonic was designed to give you and your passengers the best ride possible. Enjoy perforated leatherette seats in the LTZ, or leather-appointed seats with sueded microfiber inserts in the Sonic RS. Both models provide added comfort for you and your front seat passenger with heated seats. And rest assured, Sonic has your back with OnStar® Turn-by-Turn Navigation, standard for the first six months. With the press of a button, you’ll be connected with a friendly OnStar® Advisor ready to help get you where you’re going. So buckle up and get ready to go.
Cargo – Go ahead and load it up
That hatchback is good for more than just a sporty look. Sonic Hatchback offers ample cargo space and many ways to get it. Seating for five with 19 cubic feet of cargo space will bring your friends and everything you need. With its 60/40 split-folding rear seat and up to 47.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down, you’ll be able to find a configuration that’s just right, whether it’s heading to the beach or grabbing groceries after work. Sonic even gives you unique storage solutions for everything you want to keep within reach, including upper and lower glove boxes. Bringing a water bottle with you? There are holders incorporated right into the front doors. There’s a smart way to make use of space, and the Sonic Hatchback is brilliant.
The only turbocharged engine in its class
Be forewarned: After you take your friends for a ride, they may begin to show signs of Sonic envy — because when you turbocharge the drive, things get a lot more interesting. Sonic achieved 0-100 kph in less than 8 seconds on the test track. Whether it’s heading out for a quick skate session, driving up a mountain for a morning hike or just merging onto the freeway, Sonic LT, LTZ and RS models offer the available power you need. With 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of the most available torque in its class, you’ll soon find out that Sonic is the most fun-to-drive car and it offers up to 5.1 L/100km hwy.
Handling and comfortable ride, together at last
Sonic engineers went through hundreds of suspension variations until they found the perfect blend of handling and comfortable ride, giving Sonic extraordinary agility and sportiness. It's a tight and sporty drive that will get you excited when you step on the gas. Sonic offers the most torque in its class, which means the most get-up-and-go. You'll soon find out why Sonic is the most fun-to-drive small car. Sonic is pumped and ready for a good ride.
Designed with you in mind
No matter how you slice it, Sonic offers options that will get you excited to hit the road. Sonic offers Hill Start Assist, which helps you stay put on steep inclines while you transition from the brake pedal to the gas pedal. Whether it's going downhill in reverse or driving uphill, Sonic keeps you steady.
A safety philosophy that runs deep
Sonic boasts aggressive styling and impressive power, but make no mistake – with Sonic, safety is a priority. Sonic is the first and only car in is class to receive a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from NHTSA and was also named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Sonic is built around a steel safety cage and offers extensive safety features for prevention, reaction and response technology to optimize safety before, during and after a crash, if needed. Other advancements you can count on – including daytime running lamps and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System – are just a few of the ways we help you avoid trouble on the road.
From the moment you set out on the road, technologies like the StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control are at the ready. On slippery surfaces, StabiliTrak® helps you stay on course by detecting the difference between the path being steered and the direction the vehicle is actually traveling.
It then uses the brakes and, if necessary, adjusts engine torque to help you keep your Sonic on track. What's more, four-wheel antilock brakes help maintain control and stability during hard braking by preventing wheel lockup. And Electronic Brake Force Distribution on the front disc and rear drum brakes has panic assist to help optimize stopping power. Other advancements you can count on – including daytime running lamps and a Tire Pressure Monitoring system – are just a few of the ways we help you avoid trouble on the road.
Sometimes, however, trouble finds you. And if a moderate to severe collision does happen, Sonic is designed to respond quickly as the first car in its class with 10 standard air bags. Sensors throughout the vehicle determine how many air bags deploy-including knee air bags for the driver and front passenger. Adding to this protection, the cabin is reinforced with high-strength steel throughout. Meanwhile, front and rear "crush zones" are designed to compress in a controlled manner, helping absorb and channel energy away from the cabin. But our protective measures don't end there.
Should a collision occur, crucial information is constantly relayed to the OnStar® command center via the OnStar® Automatic Crash Response system. There, trained Advisors utilize GPS technology to pinpoint your exact location and can request help be sent right away – even if you're unable to respond. It's part of OnStar Directions & Connections®, which is standard for six months, because nothing is more important than your safety.
Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy
Consumer Guide Automotive has recognized the 2013 Sonic with its prestigious “Best Buy” Award for Subcompact Cars. Factors considered include a vehicle’s value, features, accommodations and performance.
JD Power Highest Ranked Vehicle Appeal Among Sub-Compact Cars
More than 70,000 new-vehicle buyers were included in the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study which looked at Fuel Economy, Driving Dynamics, Vehicle Exterior, Visibility and Driving Safety, among other factors.
Top Safety Pick 2012
IIHS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage that result from crashes on the nation's roads. For over 50 years, they have been testing, rating safety and rewarding vehicles that meet their performance standard in front, side, rollover, and rear crash tests, and standard electronic stability.
A Best Buy
Consumers Digest has been identifying outstanding value in the marketplace for over 48 years. Their experience and expertise makes this award an especially welcome honour.
NHTSA 5 Star Rating
The Sonic isn’t just the most fun car to drive. It’s also designed with safety in mind. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave both the 2012 Sonic Hatchback and Sedan 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety – the highest rating possible.