The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic is a subcompact hatchback offered in 3 trims, starting off at a base MSRP of $16,020. For that price, it mainly competes with the Kia Rio, the Honda Fit, and the Toyota Yaris. Between 3 trims, the Chevrolet Sonic 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 you feel the lack of power with the base engine, there is also a 1.4L Turbocharged Inline-4 engine that dishes out 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. The base engine can be paired with a 5-Speed Manual transmission, whereas the turbocharged engine is mated to a 6-Speed Manual transmission as standard. However, both engines can be equipped with an optional 6-Speed Automatic transmission.
The Chevrolet Sonic reaches 60 MPH from zero in 9.7 seconds on its base engine, which gets pumped up to 8.4 seconds with the turbocharged motor. Depending on the powertrain, the Chevrolet Sonic can manage a combined fuel economy between 28 and 32 MPG. While we’re on the topic of choices, the 7 striking colors the Chevrolet Sonic comes in really pull you towards itself.