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2017 Chevrolet Sonic Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Revised front-end for 2017
  • 1.8-liter or turbo 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine options
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto comes standard
The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic is a compact car that comes as either the sedan and hatchback. It competes with the Mazda Mazda3, Ford Focus, and Nissan Versa Note. This year, it receives a new front-end and additional technology.

Three trims are available for the sedan: the LS, LT, and Premier. The hatchback version only has the LT and Premier trim levels.

The Sonic has a new, sporty front-end that bears similar resemblance to the Cruze. The front fascia appears larger and hexagonal in shape for a more aggressive appearance. Standard features include body-color side mirrors and 15-inch wheels. Front fog lights, power/heated side mirrors, a rear spoiler, and larger 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels are also available.

Under the hood, the Sonic is powered by a standard 138-hp, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic. A 138-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder paired to a 6-speed manual or automatic is also available for the LT and Premier trims. Fuel economy for the LS Manual model is an EPA-estimated 25/33 mpg city/highway (24/34 mpg for the LS Automatic). It improves to a 28/38 mpg rating for the Turbo 1.4/Manual model (24/34 mpg for the Turbo 1.4/Automatic).

Inside, the Sonic has a standard cloth interior with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The center stack features a standard MyLink multimedia system that includes a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and a USB port. It can be upgraded with an integrated navigation system, 4G LTE connectivity with a Wi-Fi hotspot, a satellite radio, and a premium audio system. Air conditioning, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and remote keyless entry come standard. Available features include power windows/locks, power/heated front seats, cruise control, and a power moonroof. Both the sedan and hatchback have an available RS Package that includes a unique black trim, a flat-bottom steering wheel with RS badging, optional red cloth seats, and RS logo floor mats.

The Sonic earned a full 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration (NHTSA). Standard safety features include a backup camera and OnStar Services for emergencies, remote vehicle control, and diagnostics (subscription required). Forward collision alert and lane departure warning are available as well.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 24 - 28 MPG
  • Highway: 33 - 38 MPG

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Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

71 of 75 (94%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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