The 2017 Chevy Sonic offers two powertrain choices. A 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine is standard and makes 138 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. Here, you have your choice of five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions. Also available is a 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.
The EPA rates the 2017 Sonic at 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway when powered by the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine paired with the five-speed automatic transmission. Models outfitted with the turbo engine and paired with the six-speed manual transmission are EPA-rated at 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
The 2017 Sonic offers two trims for the hatchback (LT and Premier) and three trims for the sedan (LS, LT and Premier). The sedan is priced from $16,020 and the Sonic hatchback begins at $18,455.
Sedan LT editions start at $18,045; Premier editions begin at $20,595. Upgrading to the automatic will add $695 to $1,250 to your price, depending on the trim. The Premier hatchback is priced from $20,595. Add $1,390 or $1,495 for the automatic, depending on the trim.
Sedan LS models are equipped with 15-inch steel wheels, daytime running lights, automatic headlamps, power door locks, Chevrolet MyLink Radio with a 7-inch color display, OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, air conditioning, and cloth seats.
Sonic LT models add aluminum wheels, power-heated side mirrors, power windows, SiriusXM satellite radio, and upgraded cloth seats. Premier models add imitation leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an enhanced driver information center, and RS package trim.