Saturday, February 13, 2016


As GM's entrance level brand, Chevrolet presumably has the most savage rivalry of the greater part of the General's divisions. For all intents and purposes each model blazing the gold tie contends in the most fervently sections of the car commercial center. 

Consider it; Malibu is up against Camry and Accord, Cruze is up against Civic and Corolla, and Silverado must do fight with F-150. Then, the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic is tasked with confronting down  Hyundai's Accent, Honda's Fit,and Ford's Fiesta. 

For the 2016 model year, Sonic offers Chevy MyLink as standard on everything except the LS trim bundle. The manual transmission has been dropped from the LTZ list of features, as has the CD player across the board.The five-passenger subcompact 2016 Chevrolet Sonic is offered in both sedan and hatchback bodies with a choice of four trim levels; LT,LTZ LS.,AND RS. Manual transmissions are standard on all but LTZ, which is offered only with an automatic. All other trims offer the automatic transmission as an option.

For 2016, Chevrolet Sonic LS pricing starts at $15,220 for the four-door sedan ($16,465 with the automatic transmission) and $15,825 for the hatchback ($17,065 with the automatic transmission). This gets you a 138 horsepower, 1.8-liter normally aspirated inline four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission. Air conditioning, power door locks with remote keyless entry, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel are standard equipment, as is a six-month OnStar telematics subscription with 4G LTE WiFi.

Base price for the LT trim level is $17,025 to $18,425 or the sedan and $17,360 ($19,025 automatic) for the hatchback. Sonic LT gets a six-speaker premium sound system, Bluetooth, smartphone applications integration, satellite radio, power windows, remote ignition (with the optional automatic transmission), and a seven-inch touchscreen.

The sporting-oriented 2016 Chevrolet Sonic RS starts at $20,970 for both the sedan and the hatchback ($22,725 with the automatic transmission). Features include a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine, four disc brakes, and an aerodynamic body kit. Sonic RS also gets a more aggressively tuned suspension system, leather and simulated suede upholstery, as well as a sport steering wheel.

With a base price of $20,655 for the sedan and $21,220 for the hatchback, Sonic LTZ standard features include the turbocharged engine, an automatic transmission, heated leatherette front seats, a rearview camera, fog lamps, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

To our eye, the vehicle is the more alluring of the two body styles—especially when outfitted with the 17-inch tire and wheel set of the LTZ Turbo. Truth be told, from a few edges, the Sonic resembles a smaller than expected Cruze (which, most without a doubt, is something to be thankful for). With its short shades and wheels pushed way out to the corners, Sonic looks solidly planted to the ground. 

Chevrolet's representatives rush to call attention to the bike prompts reflected in the configuration of the Sonic's round taillamps and headlamps. Giving the auto to a greater extent a premium look, a chrome encompass outlines the level dark honeycombed example of the grille. 

On the hatchback, the entryway handles are incorporated into the C-column and rendered in dark, giving the car the presence of a two-entryway hatchback. With everything taken into account, it's a satisfying configuration, keeping in mind it's apparent Sonic is an economical car,it would seem that a premium model.
The cruiser treatment persists inside too, with the most clear reference being the instrument board. Comprising of a vast simple tachometer combined with a computerized speedometer, the Sonic's instrumentation looks like Chevrolet struck a game bicycle industrial facility. One of a kind and particular in a class where novel and unmistakable are immense offering focuses, work very styleish.

Our LTZ Turbo test auto was fitted with leatherette upholstery. Less costly models get alluring looking (if fairly unpleasant) fabric seats. Talking about the seating, it's surprisingly agreeable, and there's sufficiently even room in the rearward sitting arrangement for three travelers to be agreeable for short excursions around town. 

A two-tone dash and entryway board treatment, like that offered with the Cruze, is additionally accessible. It's great to see some exertion put into making the inside of an auto at this value point appear to be more premium than it really is. In such manner, Chevrolet has advanced impressively. Storage is abundant. In addition to the usual door panel, glove box and center console storage areas, Sonic’s interior designers also specified two very handy binnacles on each side of the top of the center stack. They’re perfect for stashing a smartphone, a pair of sunglasses, or any other small item you might want to have readily available. There is a downside to these, though. Anything you place there is visible to passersby when the car is parked. You’ll want to avoid leaving “attractive” items in them when you’re away from the car.

Cargo capacity for the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback is 19 cubic feet with the rear seat deployed and 47.7 cubic feet with it folded away. Sonic sedan’s trunk is good for 14.9 cubic feet of capacity.The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic’s armor starts with a rigid body structure comprised of strategically employed high-strength steel. Chevy’s engineers also placed 10 airbags around the cabin. Meanwhile, reinforced front hinge and A- and B-pillar zones help maintain the integrity of the passenger compartment in a crash.

Should Sonic roll over in a crash, the roof is said to be capable of supporting up to four times the car’s weight. Additionally, the Sonic’s breakaway pedal assembly mitigates the risk of injuries to lower extremities. Sonic also has a rollover sensor to get its airbags ready for the big one if it gets the feeling something untoward is about to go down. The optional Driver Confidence package (available on all trims, save LS) includes forward collision warning and lane departure warning.

NHTSA says the Chevrolet Sonic is a five-star car, while the IIHS awarded Sonic its top rating (“Good”) in all but the small overlap frontal crash test, in which Sonic scored “Marginal,” which the Institute’s second to the lowest rating.The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic's typically suctioned 1.8-liter motor makes 137 pull and 122 ft-lbs of torque. It oversees 30 mpg in general with the five-speed manual and 28 with the six-speed programmed. 

Effortlessly the more attractive powerplant alternative for the front-wheel drive Sonic is the 1.4-liter Turbo. This motor produces 137 strength and 146 ft-lbs of torque. While 24 ft-lbs of torque sounds like a minor change, the outcome is very startling when combined with the six-speed manual transmission. Besides, you show signs of improvement mileage. 

Matched with the six-speed manual transmission, turbocharged Sonic LT and LTZ models brag 33 mpg joined city/roadway mpg. With the programmed, they're evaluated at 30  mpg consolidated. Sonic RS is appraised at 30 consolidated for the manual, and 28 with the programmed.The turbocharged 2016 Chevrolet Sonic is quite fun to drive. The 1.4 loves to wind and you get a satisfying degree of thrust out of it. Additionally, the little Chevy shines when asked for rapid and repetitive changes of direction. Yes, it uses electric power steering, as do most contemporary cars, but it is a very responsive system with good transitional feel. The steering is also very linear in its response and remarkably accurate.

Sonic’s clutch take-up is smooth and the shifter feels nice as it goes from slot to slot. Braking is solid and confidence inspiring, though the pedal is a bit on the soft side. Speaking of the pedals, their arrangement is wholly conducive to matched-rev heel and toe throttle blipping downshifts, so you can readily enjoy hustling the Sonic along a challenging serpentine road.

Certain cars prove driving a slow car fast can be more fun than driving a fast car fast. Chevrolet’s Sonic presents just such an opportunity.Pretty much as Cruze put Chevrolet solidly in the chase in the smaller vehicle classification, Sonic has given Chevrolet something to work with in the subcompact class. The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic is a great looking auto with an astounding list of capabilities at its cost and class. 

As a passage level auto for a youthful grown-up hoping to make their first new buy, or a more established individual looking for a lively method of transportation, our Sonic Turbo test auto demonstrated more than equipped for filling the bill. 

On the off chance that you are shopping this classification, test-driving a 2016 Chevrolet Sonic will be a decent utilization of your time.

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