2018 Chevrolet Sonic

Rating7.0

Ranked #6 in Subcompact Hatchback

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Starting MSRP 

$16,995 - $21,320

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Key Spec of 2018 Chevrolet Sonic
fuel economy

26/29/33

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

138 hp @ 6300 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Superior crash test ratings

The base engine returns underwhelming fuel economy

The MyLink infotainment system gets an update

User-friendly infotainment system with smartphone integration

Some cheap materials used inside the base trim's cabin

Highly spacious cabin for its size

2018 Chevrolet Sonic Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 24, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback is a subcompact hatchback offered in 2 trims, starting off at a base MSRP of $15,295. For that price, it mainly competes with the Ford Fiesta Hatchback, the Kia Rio Hatchback, and the Toyota Yaris Hatchback. Between 2 trims, the Sonic hatchback offers 2 powertrains. The standard engine is a 1.8L inline-4 engine making 138 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. If more power is required, there is also a 148 lb-ft torque-making 1.4L turbocharged inline-4 engine which gets paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. Both powertrains get a 6-speed automatic transmission as optional. The Sonic hatchback reaches 60 mph from zero in 8.4 seconds on its base engine, which gets pumped up to 8.2 seconds with the 1.4L turbocharged inline-4 engine. Depending on the powertrain, the Sonic hatchback can manage a combined fuel economy between 28 and 32 mpg. While we’re on the topic of choices, the 9 striking colors the Sonic hatchback comes in really pull you towards itself. 


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7.0

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Trims

LT$16,995 onwards

  • Automatic xenon headlamps
  • Damped tailgate
  • Power locks

Premier$19,820 onwards

  • 17-inch black aluminum Wheels
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Simulated suede/leather Seat trim

Used 2018 Chevrolet Sonic For Sale

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2017 Chevrolet Sonic
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2017 Chevrolet Sonic LT Sedan

LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

$10,987
Est. $149/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,747 Below market
RMV: $13,734
Humboldt, TN
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2017 Chevrolet SonicHome Delivery
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Price Drop, $1771
Previous Price: $1499111 Aug 2022

2017 Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan

LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

$13,220
Est. $179/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,297 Below market
RMV: $16,517
Charleston, SC
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Price Drop, $401
Previous Price: $1340019 Aug 2022

2018 Chevrolet Sonic LT Sedan

LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

$12,999
Est. $176/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,217 Below market
RMV: $16,216
Lebanon, IN
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2017 Chevrolet Sonic LT Sedan

LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

$9,499
Est. $128/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,342 Below market
RMV: $11,841
Fuquay Varina, NC
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2017 Chevrolet Sonic LT Sedan

LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

$7,995
Est. $108/mo
Excellent Deal
$1,936 Below market
RMV: $9,931
Springfield, MA
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Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $840026 May 2022

2017 Chevrolet Sonic LT Sedan

LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

$7,900
Est. $107/mo
Excellent Deal
$1,897 Below market
RMV: $9,797
San Leandro, CA
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2017 Chevrolet Sonic LT Sedan

LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

$9,999
Est. $135/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,325 Below market
RMV: $12,324
Nashville, TN
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2017 Chevrolet Sonic LT

LT Fleet 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

$12,500
Est. $169/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,836 Below market
RMV: $15,336
Smyrna, GA
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Price Drop, $2000
Previous Price: $1199509 Aug 2022

2017 Chevrolet Sonic LT

LT Fleet 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

$9,995
Est. $135/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,271 Below market
RMV: $12,266
Orlando, FL
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Colors and Styles

2018 Chevrolet Sonic in Arctic Blue Metallic color
Arctic Blue Metallic

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$17795

body style

5dr Hatchback

engine type
transmission

6-Speed Maunal


Chevrolet Sonic 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$17,675
5 Year Cost To Own
$37,999
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $37,999
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$4,886$1,391$1,316$1,544$1,462$10,599
Insurance$1,279$1,324$1,370$1,418$1,468$6,859
Fuel$1,954$2,013$2,073$2,135$2,200$10,375
Maintenance$101$561$720$1,229$1,866$4,477
RepairsNANA$131$313$458$902
Financing Interest$951$764$566$354$128$2,763
Taxes and Fees$1,509$142$133$125$115$2,024
Total Cost-To-Own$10,680$6,195$6,309$7,118$7,697$37,999
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