Chevrolet Sonic Sedan Models
A Bold New Face
We designed Sonic to be truly a car for firsts. Its the first and only car in its class with 10 standard airbags. The only car in its class with an available turbocharged engine that offers up to 5.1 L/100km highway. With all that power under the hood, it’s the most fun-to-drive car – perfect for people who try new things, seek discovery and live life to the fullest.
Sonic was made with enough get-up-and-go under the hood for whatever you need and enough responsiveness and adaptivity to help keep you safe. Sonic is also the first and only car in its class that received a 5-Star safety rating from NHTSA and is also a 2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Ushering in a world of excitement, Sonic invites everyone to experience their own firsts with three words: Let’s do this!
It's got the look
Every inch of Sonic was considered in great detail. From its dramatic lines to the subtlety of the Black Granite Metallic paint around the headlamps, every element works together to create a sophisticated appearance with attitude. From its chiseled front end to its aggressive stance and expressive wheel arches, every detail builds on the other to create Sonic. When you have a car with this much power under the hood and up to 5.1 L/100km hwy it has to be backed up by a look to match.
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 available front foglamps and chrome accents standard on LTZ, 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. For a little more edge to your ride, go for the LTZ model with standard 17-inch painted aluminum wheels.
Attention to details – every last one of them
Recently named one of Ward’s Top 10 Interiors, joining the ranks of Audi, Land Rover and Infiniti to name a few, the dual cockpit interior and motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster with graphite 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 three-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. Go for the LTZ and you get perforated leatherette heated front 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® representative ready to help get you where you're going. So buckle up and get ready to go.
Cargo – Go ahead and load it up
There's a smart way to make use of space, and Sonic is brilliant. Upper and lower glove boxes keep your stuff easily within reach. Bringing a water bottle with you? There are holders incorporated right into the front doors. Have a tendency to misplace your parking stubs? Not anymore with the specialized holder right in the dash. And that's all just in the front. The rear is pretty impressive too. With 14 cubic feet of trunk space10 and 60/40 split-folding rear seats, you'll be able to configure the space for just about anything. That's more than a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla. So whether it's skis or a giant sub sandwich, Sonic is game.
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 whole lot more interesting. Sonic achieved 0-to-100 kph in 8 seconds on the test track with its available turbocharged engine offering 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque. That's the most torque in its class. You'll soon find out that Sonic is the most fun-to-drive car and it offers 5.1L/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.
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.
In many crashes, built-in sensors can automatically alert an OnStar® Advisor, who is immediately connected into the vehicle to see if you need help. Even if you don’t respond, the Advisor can use GPS technology to pinpoint your exact location and request that emergency help be sent right away. It’s part of the OnStar Directions & Connections® Plan, which is standard for the first 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.