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The Chevrolet Sonic released in 2015 was designed to replace the Aveo.

It was available as a sedan or a hathback, both models having quite a nice look.

The Sonic was inspired by motorcycle styling, fact to be noticed at the headlights’ design, as well as the center console inside the cabin.

Even though the Sonic was a budget car, it drove well, the fuel consumption was reduced and even came with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The cabin was well isolated, offering a pleasant long trip.

The Chevrolet Sonic was give a 5-star rating by the National Highway Safety Administration – a top safety pick award. It was equipped with blind spot mirrors and an optional crash avoidance system. Ten airbags were part of the standard equipment.

As available optionals, the user could choose keyless entry, a 7-inch color touchscreen for the infotainment system, voice recognition, 4G LTE Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi Hotspot) and bluetooth.

The car’s price started at $14.000 and we think the Sonic was more of a bargain sporty sedan. It was equipped with a base 1.8-liter engine developing 138 hp or a more efficient engine choice, a 1.4-liter naturally aspirated turbocharged engine.

An sportier version of the Sonic was also brought to the public under the nameplate of Sonic RS – hatchback version only – a vehicle that featured a lowered suspension, redesigned exhaust, a nice flat-bottomed steering wheel and sport seats as well.

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CHEVROLET Sonic 2016 - Present
  4 gasoline engines
  • 1.4L Ecotec 5MT (138 HP)
  • 1.4L Ecotec 6AT (138 HP)
  • 1.8L 5MT (138 HP)
  • 1.8L 6AT (138 HP)

CHEVROLET Sonic 1.4L Ecotec 5MT (138 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L Ecotec 5MT (138 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1364 cm3
Power
101.5 KW @ 4900 RPM
138 HP @ 4900 RPM
136 BHP @ 4900 RPM
Torque
148 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
200 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.2 gallons (46.2 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
173.9 in (4417 mm)
Width
68.3 in (1735 mm)
Height
59.7 in (1516 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.4/59.4 in (1,509/1,509 mm)
Wheelbase
99.4 in (2525 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.9 cuFT (422 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2793 lbs (1267 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Highway
37.3 mpg US (6.3 L/100Km)

CHEVROLET Sonic 1.4L Ecotec 6AT (138 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L Ecotec 6AT (138 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1364 cm3
Power
101.5 KW @ 4900 RPM
138 HP @ 4900 RPM
136 BHP @ 4900 RPM
Torque
148 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
200 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.2 gallons (46.2 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
173.9 in (4417 mm)
Width
68.3 in (1735 mm)
Height
59.7 in (1516 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.4/59.4 in (1,509/1,509 mm)
Wheelbase
99.4 in (2525 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.9 cuFT (422 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2910 lbs (1320 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
27 mpg US (8.7 L/100Km)
Highway
35.1 mpg US (6.7 L/100Km)

CHEVROLET Sonic 1.8L 5MT (138 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L 5MT (138 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1796 cm3
Power
101.5 KW @ 6300 RPM
138 HP @ 6300 RPM
136 BHP @ 6300 RPM
Torque
125 lb-ft @ 3800 RPM
170 Nm @ 3800 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.2 gallons (46.2 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
173.9 in (4417 mm)
Width
68.3 in (1735 mm)
Height
59.7 in (1516 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.4/59.4 in (1,509/1,509 mm)
Wheelbase
99.4 in (2525 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.9 cuFT (422 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2773 - 2784 lbs (1258 - 1263 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
26.1 mpg US (9 L/100Km)
Highway
35.1 mpg US (6.7 L/100Km)

CHEVROLET Sonic 1.8L 6AT (138 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L 6AT (138 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1796 cm3
Power
101.5 KW @ 6300 RPM
138 HP @ 6300 RPM
136 BHP @ 6300 RPM
Torque
125 lb-ft @ 3800 RPM
170 Nm @ 3800 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.2 gallons (46.2 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
173.9 in (4417 mm)
Width
68.3 in (1735 mm)
Height
59.7 in (1516 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.4/59.4 in (1,509/1,509 mm)
Wheelbase
99.4 in (2525 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.9 cuFT (422 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2837 lbs (1287 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)
Highway
34.1 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)
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