When the Chevy Sonic zipped onto the scene in 2012, drivers everywhere paused to take a second glance. After all, it arrived with top safety scores, a fun, lively way of driving, a good-looking interior, and both a subcompact sedan and four-door hatchback version. Best of all, the price tag made it a great fit for a wide variety of budgets.
While the Sonic's small size doesn't make it a great fit for every family––especially those looking for a nine-passenger vehicle like the Suburban––it immediately became a shoo-in for a favorite amongst urban dwellers and first-time car buyers. Though it is small, it is well-equipped with safety features, such as stability control, anti-lock brakes, and a full collection of airbags for front and rear outboard passengers.
In fact, Sonic has received a great deal of attention over the years for dynamic design. It seems every inch of the cabin has been considered, with intuitive storage and plenty of head and knee room for both front and back seat passengers.
Additionally, Chevy has given Sonic a full dose of "fun." As infotainment technology has developed over the past eight years, so have the features within the Sonic. While some drivers may opt for the no-nonsense LS base trim, the LT and Premier trims have been given plenty of creature comforts over the years. These include power-adjustable driver's seats, heated steering wheel and front seats, keyless open and start, and connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Regardless of the year, you can't go wrong purchasing a Chevy Sonic!
The new Sonic comes in 5 trim options: the LS, LT, and Premier sedans and the LT and Premier hatchbacks. The 2018 Sonic may look tiny but it boasts a large trunk that can fit any type of sports gear or camping equipment. The RS package is standard on hatchbacks and available on sedans. It can help your new Sonic standout even more on Lawrence, Greenfield and Indianapolis roads. It features a unique body kit and rocker moldings, rear spoiler and other sporty elements.
The 2018 Sonic features an ECOTEC 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine under its hood and a turbo 1.4-liter version is also available. The standard engine boasts 138 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. The optional turbo engine also features 138 horses, but has an increased 148 pound-feet of torque.
Some of the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic’s advanced safety features include 10 airbags, electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes and the available forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning systems. It also comes with the myChevrolet mobile app, which can start/stop your engine and lock/unlock your doors.