The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic is a midsize hatchback offered in 4 trims, starting off at a base MSRP of $14,945. For that price, it mainly competes with the Honda Fit, the Toyota Yaris, and the Kia Rio. Between 4 trims, the Sonic Hatchback offers 2 powertrains. The base engine is a 1.8L Inline 4 engine capable of making 138 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. If more power is required, there is also a 138 horsepower-making 1.4L Turbocharged Inline-4 engine. Additionally, there is a choice between a 6-Speed Automatic transmission and a 5-Speed Manual Transmission.
The Sonic reaches 60 mph from zero in 8.5 seconds on its base engine, which gets pumped up to 8.1 seconds with the 1.4L Turbo Inline 4 engine. Depending on the powertrain, the Sonic can manage a combined fuel economy between 30 and 28 MPG. While we’re on the topic of choices, the 6 striking colors the Sonic Hatchback comes in really pull you towards itself.