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5 Fast Facts: 2016 Chevrolet Sonic

5 Fast Facts: 2016 Chevrolet Sonic

By Joseph Dobrian, May 29, 2016

Sonic customers can choose between two body styles: a 4-door sedan and a 5-door hatchback in LS, LT, LTZ, and RS trims. New exterior colors for 2016 include Nightfall Gray Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, and Kinetic Blue Metallic. Chevrolet MyLink is now standard on the LT, and an automatic transmission is standard on the LTZ. The Sonic RS sedan delivers all of the performance-oriented features of the hatchback, while the Dusk package for the LTZ trim adds distinctive exterior features and premium interior appointments.

Here are more facts about the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic:

1) The Sonic’s standard Ecotec 1.8-liter engine (non-RS) generates 138 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s paired with a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. The Sonic LTZ, Dusk, and RS feature a turbocharged, 1.4-liter Ecotec 4-cylinder rated at 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque. That engine is also available on the LT.
2) The 2016 Sonic sedan offers 14.9 cu. ft. of trunk capacity, and with a rear seat that folds nearly flat the Sonic hatchback has a cargo capacity of 47.7 cu. ft.
3) Connectivity features include Chevrolet MyLink radio (standard on LT, LTZ, and RS), standard OnStar with 6 months of Automatic Crash Response, Guidance service, Turn-by-Turn navigation, and MyChevrolet mobile app. SiriusXM satellite radio (with a 3-month trial) is standard on all but the base Sonic, along with USB and Bluetooth streaming-audio functionality.
4) Safety features include 10 standard air bags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, and brake assist. Available are a rear-vision camera, forward-collision alert, and lane-departure warning.
5) The Sonic Dusk—an LTZ sedan-exclusive package—includes a Nightfall Gray Metallic exterior color, distinctive ground effects styling package, satin aluminum-style trim, and 18-in. aluminum wheels with a Pearl Nickel finish. Aside from the three new exterior colors, options include Blue Velvet, Red Hot, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, and Mocha Bronze Metallic. Available premium colors include White Diamond and Crystal Red Tintcoat.

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