The Chevrolet Sonic is the only vehicle in its class built here in the United States. Larger than the Spark—Chevy’s smallest car in the lineup—the Sonic is available in both sedan and hatchback variants.
The Sonic's fuel efficiency equals or beats its competitors. And standard equipment includes lots of features that are pleasant surprises in this price bracket, including streaming Bluetooth audio and the MyLink infotainment system that allows for control of cell-phone-enabled apps. Aggressive pricing and nice styling make a hit for the "bow tie" brand.
What's New for 2014
Changes for the 2014 Sonic are relatively few. A number of new colors have been added, and Chevrolet has tweaked the content of various option packages.
Choosing Your Chevrolet Sonic
The Sonic is a front wheel drive vehicle available in both four-door sedan and five-door hatchback models. In fact, that's the first choice you'll make:
Each features four trim levels:
We'd skip the LS and opt for a mid-range LT or LTZ—they offer the best value in the Sonic lineup.