2016 Chevrolet Sonic  -  $15,220


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $15,220
Base Invoice: $14,861
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Manual LS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 30 | City: 26 | Hwy: 35
Body Style: Sedan LS Manual
Transmission: Transmission, 5-speed manual
Engine: Engine, ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [103 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 125 lb-ft of torque [168.8 N-m] @ 3800 rpm) (Available with (YF5) California state emissions requirements or (NE1) Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Washington state emissions requirements when (NC7) Federal emissions override is ordered. Available with FEF order type.)

Pros

Aggressive styling; fuel efficiency; available turbocharged engine; sedan or hatchback body styles; nimble handling


Model Highlights

The Chevrolet Sonic comes loaded with personality and is available in enough configurations to suit most buyers.

For starters, buyers can choose between a 5-door hatchback or a 4-door sedan, with LS, LT, LTZ and RS trims available. Two engine options power the lineup: a naturally aspirated 1.8L 4-cylinder is standard and produces 138 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque, while a turbocharged 1.4L 4-cylinder is available on LT and RS and standard on LTZ trims. It produces the same number of horses, but a healthy 148 ft-lb of torque. Both engines come from the larger Chevy Cruze, and in the smaller, lighter Sonic, they are decidedly sprightly. The 1.8L is paired with a 5-speed manual, while the 1.4L sends its power through a 6-speed manual. A 6-speed automatic is optional for both engines but is the only transmission available on the LTZ.

The Sonic benefits from an incredibly stiff steel chassis, with MacPherson struts up front and a torsion-beam axle in the rear. Stability control and traction control are standard, but can be switched off.

Standard amenities include 15-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, power locks and keyless entry, as well as a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. LS trim adds heated side mirrors and special exterior appointments, while LTZ trim includes 17-inch wheels, fog lamps, perforated leatherette seating surfaces with heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with stereo controls. An infotainment system with 7-inch display, a rear backup camera, cruise control and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity are also included.

The Sonic RS has a unique front fascia, unique 17-inch wheels and turbo badging compared to other Sonic trims. The car is also lower than the standard Sonic and features sport-tuned suspension. Performance is further enhanced by shorter gear ratios and four-wheel disc brakes. Other features on the RS include leather seating, a leather shift knob and a unique flat bottom steering wheel.

Many of the features of the LTZ are options in the Connectivity Plus Cruise Package and are available on LT-equipped Sonics. A power sunroof is optional on LTZ models. A new Advanced Safety Package brings forward collision alert and lane departure warning.

Standard safety features include ten airbags, StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover sensor and traction control, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution and panic assist, OnStar and hill-start assist.


Model News

For 2016, the Chevrolet Sonic receives few changes. Among them, the Dragon Green Promotional Package has been discontinued, as has the manual equipment group from LTZ models. Chevrolet MyLink radio is now standard on LT models.


Value Writeup

The subcompact segment seems to get larger by the year, and the 2016 Sonic faces stiff competition from established players like the Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit. With its nimble chassis and turbocharged 1.4L engine, the Sonic offers a spirited driving experience its rivals can't match. Sedan or hatchback body styles also give it the edge, and with a low entry price and plenty of convenience options just a click away, the Sonic stands out as a real bargain for shoppers on a budget.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 MPG

Cruising Range - City
317.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
26 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
30 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
427.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LUW

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.8L/110

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800

Trans Order Code
M26

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.72

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100

Total Cooling System Capacity
6.3 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
90.3 ft³

Front Head Room
38.70 in

Front Leg Room
41.80 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.40 in

Front Hip Room
51.40 in

Second Head Room
37.80 in

Second Leg Room
34.60 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.00 in

Second Hip Room
51.60 in

Wheelbase
99.40 in

Length, Overall
173.10 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
68.30 in

Height, Overall
59.70 in

Track Width, Front
59.40 in

Track Width, Rear
59.40 in

Trunk Volume
14.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2733 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Order Code
Q1H

Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H

Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD

Front Tire Size
P195/65R15

Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.5 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 x 1.0 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
10.6 x 0.47 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
12.2 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Miles/km
36,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

Roadside Assistance Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles

Maintenance Years
2

Maintenance Miles/km
24,000

Maintenance Note
2 visits

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V257000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 28, 2016

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
317,572

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax vehicles and 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio. The affected radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver, after turning off the ignition and leaving the key in the cylinder, waits 10 minutes or longer to open the door. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114 "Theft Protection."

Consequence
Without audible indicators, the driver may leave the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of theft.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 17130.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V422000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 10, 2016

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
18,780

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax, and 2013-2015 Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio. The affected radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver fails to fasten their seatbelt or if the driver leaves the key in the ignition. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 208 "Occupant Crash Protection" and 114 "Theft Protection."

Consequence
Without audible indicators, the driver may not fasten their seatbelt, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The recall began on July 22, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 45340.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Incentive Note
One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Financing Incentive Min
0.0

Expiration Date
03/31/2017

Resource Name
GM

Resource Date
03/01/2017

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
12.6%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Engine, ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [103 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 125 lb-ft of torque [168.8 N-m] @ 3800 rpm) (Available with (YF5) California state emissions requirements or (NE1) Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Washington state emissions requirements when (NC7) Federal emissions override is ordered. Available with FEF order type.)

Transmission, 5-speed manual

Axle, 3.94 final drive ratio

Front wheel drive

Battery, 438 cold-cranking amps

Battery rundown protection

Alternator, 100 amps

Suspension, Touring

Steering, power, Electric Power Steering (EPS)

Brakes, front disc/rear drum

Exhaust, stainless-steel, heavy-duty

Mechanical jack with tools

Wheels, 15" (38.1 cm) steel with full bolt-on wheel covers

Tires, P195/65R15 all-season, blackwall

Tire, T115/70R16, blackwall, compact spare

Headlamps, halogen composite

Headlamp control, automatic on and off

Mirrors, outside manual, body-color, manual-folding

Glass, solar absorbing, tinted

Wipers, front intermittent, variable

Door handles, body-color

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with equalizer and digital clock

Audio system feature, 4-speaker system includes 2 tweeters and 2 front speakers located in front doors

Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack

Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system

OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds, includes 3GB or 3 months OnStar Data Trial (whichever comes first) (Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar subscription and data plan after trial.)

Seats, front bucket with recline and height-adjustable headrests

Seat trim, Sport Cloth

Seat adjuster, driver 4-way manual, fore/aft, up/down

Seat adjuster, front passenger 2-way manual, fore/aft

Armrest, driver seat

Seat, rear bench 60/40 split-folding with outboard height-adjustable headrests

Power outlet, auxiliary, front center console

Floor mats, carpeted front

Steering column, tilt and telescoping

Steering wheel, sport, 3-spoke

Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and phone interface controls

Keys, ignition, foldable, 2

Instrumentation, with analog tachometer; digital speedometer, odometer, trip odometer and fuel gauge

Temperature sensor, outside

Compass

Oil life monitoring system

Driver Information Center with trip odometer, fuel range, average fuel economy and average vehicle speed

Windows, manual

Battery, retained accessory power

Door locks, power

Remote Keyless Entry

Trunk release, inside, remote

Engine immobilizer, theft-deterrent system

Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm

Air conditioning, single-zone manual

Air filtration system, pollutant and odor

Defogger, rear-window electric

Instrument panel, Graphite Silver Metallic accents

Cup holders, 2 front and 1 rear

Bottle holders, 2, on driver and front passenger doors with storage pockets

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night

Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered

Assist handles, driver, front passenger and rear outboard

Lighting, interior overhead courtesy, rear and dual front reading lamps

Lighting, interior, trunk/cargo area

Shift knob, urethane

Map pocket, front passenger seatback

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock

Brake Assist, panic

Electronic brake force distribution

Hill Start Assist

StabiliTrak, stability control system

Traction control

Daytime Running Lamps

Air bags, 10 total (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right-front passenger includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

Air bags, thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

Air bags, head curtain, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

Air bags, knee, driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

OnStar Guidance plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Vehicle Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)

Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height-adjustable include pretensioners and load limiters

Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, rear

Door locks, rear child security

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats

Trunk emergency release handle

Tire Pressure Monitor System

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
ENGINE, ECOTEC 1.8L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4-CYLINDER SEQUENTIAL MFI
$0

 
ENGINE, ECOTEC 1.8L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4-CYLINDER SEQUENTIAL MFI (PZEV)
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 5-SPEED MANUAL
$0

 
1SA PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
BLUE VELVET METALLIC
$0

 
RED HOT
$0

 
NIGHTFALL GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
SILVER ICE METALLIC
$0

 
SUMMIT WHITE
$0

 
MOSAIC BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET WITH RECLINE AND HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE HEADRESTS
$0

 
JET BLACK/DARK TITANIUM, SPORT CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO
$0

 
LPO, EXTERIOR ORANGE FLASH PACKAGE
$740

 
LPO, EXTERIOR SILVER FLASH PACKAGE
$740

 
LPO, EXTERIOR WHITE FLASH PACKAGE
$740

 
LPO, WINTER/SUMMER FLOOR MATS PACKAGE
$250

 
HEATER, OIL PAN
$75

 
LPO, FRONT AND REAR SPLASH GUARDS
$170

 
LPO, HEADLAMP RINGS, PAINTED WHITE
$260

 
LPO, HEADLAMP RINGS, PAINTED BLUE
$260

 
LPO, HEADLAMP RINGS, PAINTED GREEN
$260

 
LPO, HEADLAMP RINGS, PAINTED RED
$260

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$15

 
LPO, REAR SPOILER, FLUSHMOUNT
$395

 
LPO, ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$140

 
LPO, FLOOR MATS WITH Z-SPEC LOGO, PREMIUM
$140

 
LPO, SPORT PEDAL KIT
$105

 
LPO, STORAGE BIN LINER, INSTRUMENT PANEL
$30

 
LPO, CARGO NET
$60

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
PENNSYLVANIA COST SURCHARGE
$0


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