2015 Chevrolet Sonic: Small but proficient

March 31 2015, Justin Barker

2015 Chevrolet Sonic: Small but proficient
Chevrolet’s compelling subcompact car offers a plethora of impressive safety features, an available turbocharged mill, a great little ride and a host of gadgets you might not expect to find in a vehicle in this segment.

Chevrolet’s compelling subcompact car offers a plethora of impressive safety features, an available turbocharged mill, a great little ride and a host of gadgets you might not expect to find in a vehicle in this segment.

The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is available as either a sedan or hatchback, and there are four trim levels in each body type to choose from. There are two available engines for the Sonic and they are: a 1.8L 4-cylinder Ecotec that produces 138 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque via a standard 5-speed manual gearbox or optional 6-speed automatic transmission; while the LTZ and RS models use a 1.4L turbocharged Ecotec that also generates 138 horsepower, but increases peak torque to 148 lb-ft. With this mill, the manual transmission gains a sixth gear, and the automatic is once again optional.

With two available engines, as well as three different transmissions, fuel economy numbers range from 8.5L to 9.6L/100km in the city, and between 7.5L and 8.3L/100km on the highway. All quite impressive for a car that’s efficient and fun to drive.

When it comes to looks, the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic has a neat, modern look that’s unique in the Chevy lineup. With three-dimensional headlights and taillights as well as colours like Red Hot, Dragon Green, and Mocha Bronze Metallic, the Chevy Sonic is also highly fashionable.

Inside you’ll find the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is both roomy and comfortable, with soft-touch materials, and plenty of modern amenities and gadgets. Brand new for 2015, the Chevrolet Sonic comes equipped with available 4G LTE connectivity, making your Sonic a potential hotspot. There is also OnStar equipped on every model from base to top trim. And there are seven ports with which to charge your mobile devices.  

You’ll want space to fit all those devices you can charge, so it’s a good thing the Chevrolet Sonic features 422 litres of trunk space in the sedan, and a whopping 538 litres in the hatchback (which grows to 1,351 litres with the rear seats folded down).

Overall, the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is a great entry-level subcompact car that can be customized to suit your personality and character. It’s a fun little car to get aroun town in, but it’s also practical and fuel efficient.

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