2014 Chevrolet Sonic Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$14,170-$21,610
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What's New for 2014:

  • New equipment package for LT trim level
  • Available reversing camera for LT (standard LTZ and RS)
  • Optional Advanced Safety package for all except LS trim level
  • Three new paint colors

Introduction
The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic is a small car offered in 5-door hatchback and 4-door sedan body styles. It slots into the Chevrolet lineup between the Spark and the Cruze, and competes against models such as the Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Mazda 2, Nissan Versa and Versa Note, and Toyota Yaris.

Models and Features
The Sonic is sold in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels. The 5-door hatchback model is also offered in sporty RS trim.

Choose the Sonic LT and the car is equipped with several upgrades including Bluetooth audio streaming, a USB port, satellite radio, premium speaker system, power windows with express operation, power heated exterior mirrors, cruise control, and remote engine starting (with automatic transmission). Deluxe cloth seat fabric, floor mats, chrome exterior moldings and 15-inch aluminum wheels identify the Sonic LT.

The Sonic LTZ includes a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel, perforated leatherette seat upholstery, heated front seats, and a Chevrolet MyLink radio with a 7-inch color touch screen and numerous applications, including BringGo navigation, Siri Eyes Free technology (for iPhone users), Pandora and Stitcher Internet radio, and TuneIn global radio. The Sonic LTZ also has more chrome exterior trim, fog lights, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

The Sonic RS has a more powerful standard engine, and Chevrolet adds a sport suspension designed to make it more entertaining to drive. The RS also has standard leather seats with suede microfiber inserts, a flat-bottom sport steering wheel, leather-wrapped shift knob, aluminum pedals, revised gauges, unique 17-inch wheels, and a number of exterior styling cues.

Options and Packages
The Sonic LS is not offered with many options. Aside from an automatic transmission, extra-cost paint colors, Chevrolet MyLink radio, and a handful of utility and cosmetic upgrades, what you see is what you get.

The Sonic LT offers greater variety in terms of interior color selection, and is offered with a turbocharged engine upgrade, larger 16-inch aluminum wheels, reversing camera, promotional package (fog lights, MyLink radio, power sunroof), and an Advanced Safety package with forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning systems. Several dealer-installed accessories are also available for this version.

Sonic LTZ and RS trim levels can also be optioned with the Advanced Safety package for 2014, as well as a power sunroof and extra-cost items from the dealer.

Under the Hood
All Sonic trim levels except for the RS are equipped with a standard 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 138 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 125 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,800 rpm. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard, with a 6-speed automatic transmission optional.

The Sonic RS is equipped with a turbocharged, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 138 horsepower at 4,800 rpm. This engine also develops 148 lb.-ft. of torque, starting from 2,500 rpm with the standard 6-speed manual gearbox and from 1,850 rpm with the optional 6-speed automatic transmission. Chevrolet says 90 percent of that torque is available all the way to 6,500 rpm. This powertrain is an option for the Sonic LT and LTZ.

Fuel Economy
When equipped with the standard 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, the Sonic gets between 25 mpg in the city with the automatic transmission and 35 mpg with either the manual or automatic.

Choose a turbocharged Sonic and the estimates rise to a range between 27 mpg in the city with the automatic transmission and 40 mpg on the highway with the manual gearbox. Sonic RS models are not quite as fuel efficient as other versions of the car.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In crash tests performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Sonic received a 5-star overall rating, the highest possible. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had not rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Sonic as this overview was written.

This year, Chevrolet adds several safety-related options for the Sonic. A reversing camera is standard for the LTZ and the RS, and optional for the LT. Additionally, all three of these trim levels can be fitted with a new Advanced Safety package containing forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning systems.

These upgrades join 10 standard air bags and OnStar telematics as a part of the Sonic's safety package. OnStar includes a free 6-month subscription to Automatic Crash Response service, which activates in the event of an air bag deployment and helps to speed emergency personnel to the scene of the accident. Through OnStar, owners can opt for FamilyLink service, which provide remote vehicle tracking and location alert features.

The Sonic's Chevrolet MyLink system also provides a Siri Eyes Free mode to owners with a compatible iPhone paired to the system. This feature allows voice-activated access to phone contacts, music libraries, and text-message composition.

What's New for 2014:

  • New equipment package for LT trim level
  • Available reversing camera for LT (standard LTZ and RS)
  • Optional Advanced Safety package for all except LS trim level
  • Three new paint colors

Introduction
The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic is a small car offered in 5-door hatchback and 4-door sedan body styles. It slots into the Chevrolet lineup between the Spark and the Cruze, and competes against models such as the Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Mazda 2, Nissan Versa and Versa Note, and Toyota Yaris.

Models and Features
The Sonic is sold in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels. The 5-door hatchback model is also offered in sporty RS trim.

Choose the Sonic LT and the car is equipped with several upgrades including Bluetooth audio streaming, a USB port, satellite radio, premium speaker system, power windows with express operation, power heated exterior mirrors, cruise control, and remote engine starting (with automatic transmission). Deluxe cloth seat fabric, floor mats, chrome exterior moldings and 15-inch aluminum wheels identify the Sonic LT.

The Sonic LTZ includes a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel, perforated leatherette seat upholstery, heated front seats, and a Chevrolet MyLink radio with a 7-inch color touch screen and numerous applications, including BringGo navigation, Siri Eyes Free technology (for iPhone users), Pandora and Stitcher Internet radio, and TuneIn global radio. The Sonic LTZ also has more chrome exterior trim, fog lights, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

The Sonic RS has a more powerful standard engine, and Chevrolet adds a sport suspension designed to make it more entertaining to drive. The RS also has standard leather seats with suede microfiber inserts, a flat-bottom sport steering wheel, leather-wrapped shift knob, aluminum pedals, revised gauges, unique 17-inch wheels, and a number of exterior styling cues.

Options and Packages
The Sonic LS is not offered with many options. Aside from an automatic transmission, extra-cost paint colors, Chevrolet MyLink radio, and a handful of utility and cosmetic upgrades, what you see is what you get.

The Sonic LT offers greater variety in terms of interior color selection, and is offered with a turbocharged engine upgrade, larger 16-inch aluminum wheels, reversing camera, promotional package (fog lights, MyLink radio, power sunroof), and an Advanced Safety package with forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning systems. Several dealer-installed accessories are also available for this version.

Sonic LTZ and RS trim levels can also be optioned with the Advanced Safety package for 2014, as well as a power sunroof and extra-cost items from the dealer.

Under the Hood
All Sonic trim levels except for the RS are equipped with a standard 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 138 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 125 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,800 rpm. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard, with a 6-speed automatic transmission optional.

The Sonic RS is equipped with a turbocharged, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 138 horsepower at 4,800 rpm. This engine also develops 148 lb.-ft. of torque, starting from 2,500 rpm with the standard 6-speed manual gearbox and from 1,850 rpm with the optional 6-speed automatic transmission. Chevrolet says 90 percent of that torque is available all the way to 6,500 rpm. This powertrain is an option for the Sonic LT and LTZ.

Fuel Economy
When equipped with the standard 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, the Sonic gets between 25 mpg in the city with the automatic transmission and 35 mpg with either the manual or automatic.

Choose a turbocharged Sonic and the estimates rise to a range between 27 mpg in the city with the automatic transmission and 40 mpg on the highway with the manual gearbox. Sonic RS models are not quite as fuel efficient as other versions of the car.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In crash tests performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Sonic received a 5-star overall rating, the highest possible. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had not rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Sonic as this overview was written.

This year, Chevrolet adds several safety-related options for the Sonic. A reversing camera is standard for the LTZ and the RS, and optional for the LT. Additionally, all three of these trim levels can be fitted with a new Advanced Safety package containing forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning systems.

These upgrades join 10 standard air bags and OnStar telematics as a part of the Sonic's safety package. OnStar includes a free 6-month subscription to Automatic Crash Response service, which activates in the event of an air bag deployment and helps to speed emergency personnel to the scene of the accident. Through OnStar, owners can opt for FamilyLink service, which provide remote vehicle tracking and location alert features.

The Sonic's Chevrolet MyLink system also provides a Siri Eyes Free mode to owners with a compatible iPhone paired to the system. This feature allows voice-activated access to phone contacts, music libraries, and text-message composition.

Available Trims for the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LS (4dr Sdn) Transmission Manual MSRP 14170.00 Engine 1.8L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 29/40
Name LS (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15420.00 Engine 1.8L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 27/37
Name LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Manual MSRP 15780.00 Engine 1.8L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 29/40
Name LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17065.00 Engine 1.8L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 27/37
Name LTZ (4dr Sdn) Transmission Manual MSRP 17390.00 Engine 1.8L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 29/40
Name LTZ (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 18725.00 Engine 1.8L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 27/37
Name LS (5dr HB) Transmission Manual MSRP 14770.00 Engine 1.8L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 29/40
Name LS (5dr HB) Transmission Automatic MSRP 16020.00 Engine 1.8L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 27/37
Name LT (5dr HB) Transmission Manual MSRP 16380.00 Engine 1.8L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 29/40
Name LT (5dr HB) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17665.00 Engine 1.8L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 27/37
Name LTZ (5dr HB) Transmission Manual MSRP 17990.00 Engine 1.8L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 29/40
Name LTZ (5dr HB) Transmission Automatic MSRP 19325.00 Engine 1.8L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 27/37
Name RS (5dr HB) Transmission Manual MSRP 20325.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 27/34
Name RS (5dr HB) Transmission Automatic MSRP 21610.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 25/33
Name RS (4dr Sdn) Transmission Manual MSRP 19705.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 27/34
Name RS (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 20990.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 25/33
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket with recline and height-adjustable headrests
  • Seat trim, Sport Cloth
  • Seat adjuster, driver 4-way manual
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 2-way manual
  • Armrest, driver seat
  • Seat, rear bench 60/40 split-folding with outboard height-adjustable headrests
  • Power outlet, auxiliary, front center console
  • Floor mats, carpeted front
  • Steering column, tilt and telescoping
  • Steering wheel, sport, 3-spoke
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and phone interface controls
  • Keys, ignition, foldable, 2
  • Instrumentation, with analog tachometer; digital speedometer, odometer, trip odometer and fuel gauge
  • Temperature sensor, outside
  • Compass
  • Oil life monitoring system
  • Driver Information Center with trip odometer, fuel range, average fuel economy and average vehicle speed
  • Windows, manual
  • Battery, retained accessory power
  • Door locks, power
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Trunk release, inside, remote
  • Engine immobilizer, theft-deterrent system
  • Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual
  • Cabin air filter, pollutant
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Instrument panel, Graphite Silver Metallic accents
  • Cup holders, 2 front and 1 rear
  • Bottle holders, 2, on driver and front passenger doors with storage pockets
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered
  • Assist handles, driver, front passenger and rear outboard
  • Lighting, interior overhead courtesy, rear and dual front reading lamps
  • Lighting, interior, trunk/cargo area
  • Shift knob, urethane
  • Map pocket, front passenger seatback
  • Shift knob, satin silver
  • Seat trim, Deluxe Cloth
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Up and Down with anti-pinch feature
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Shift knob, chrome
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • Seat trim, perforated leatherette seating surfaces
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped, 3-spoke
  • Instrument panel, Piano Black accents (Included and only available with (WKC) Dusk Package.)
  • Shift knob, leather-trimmed with satin silver and chrome accents
  • Cargo privacy shade, upper rear
  • Cargo shelf floor, adjustable
  • Seat trim, leather-appointed with sueded microfiber inserts
  • Steering wheel, sport, 3-spoke leather-wrapped with contrasting stitching, flat bottom
  • Pedals, sport brushed aluminum with rubber grips
  • Instrument panel, Piano Black accents
  • Shift knob, leather, Sport
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 15" (38.1 cm) steel with full bolt-on wheel covers
  • Tires, P195/65R15 all-season, blackwall
  • Tire, T115/70R16, blackwall, compact spare
  • Headlamps, halogen composite
  • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
  • Mirrors, outside manual, body-color, manual-folding includes integrated blind spot mirrors
  • Glass, solar absorbing, tinted
  • Wipers, front intermittent, variable
  • Door handles, body-color
  • Wheels, 15" (38.1 cm) painted aluminum
  • Tire, T115/70R16, blackwall, compact spare (Requires (LUW/LWE) ECOTEC 1.8L engine.)
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding includes integrated blind spot mirrors
  • Moldings, chrome belt-line
  • Lift handle, rear, chrome
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) painted aluminum
  • Tires, P205/50R17 all-season, blackwall
  • Fog lamps, front
  • Spoiler, rear, integrated decklid
  • Door handles, body-color with chrome strip
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Spoiler, rear, roof-mounted, large, body-color
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) Midnight Silver aluminum
  • Fog lamps, front (Unique RS design.)
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding includes integrated blind spot mirrors (Mirror caps have a Black Granite Metallic finish.)
  • Moldings, rocker, sporty
  • Turbo emblem, rear
  • Body kit, sport
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [103 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 125 lb-ft of torque [168.8 N-m] @ 3800 rpm)
  • Transmission, 5-speed manual
  • Axle, 3.94 ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, 438 cold-cranking amps
  • Battery rundown protection
  • Alternator, 100 amps
  • Suspension, Touring
  • Steering, power, Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Brakes, front disc/rear drum
  • Exhaust, stainless-steel, heavy-duty
  • Mechanical jack with tools
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic
  • Axle, 3.47 ratio
  • Mechanical jack with tools (Requires (LUW/LWE) ECOTEC 1.8L engine.)
  • Engine, ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [103 kW] @ 4900 rpm, 148 lb-ft of torque [199.8 N-m] @ 1850 rpm/auto, 2500 rpm/manual)
  • Transmission, 6-speed manual, responsive close-ratio RS-specific
  • Axle, 4.18 final drive ratio
  • Suspension, Sport
  • Brakes, 4-wheel disc
  • Axle, 3.53 final drive ratio
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
    • Brake Assist
    • Electronic brake force distribution
    • Hill start assist
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system
    • Traction control
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • Air bags, 10 total (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right-front passenger includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bags, thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bags, head curtain, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bags, knee, driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.)
    • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height-adjustable includes pretensioners and load limiters
    • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, rear
    • Door locks, rear child security
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
    • Trunk emergency release handle
    • Tire Pressure Monitor System
    • Rear Vision Camera
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with equalizer and digital clock
    • Audio system feature, 4-speaker system includes 2 tweeters and 2 front speakers located in front doors
    • Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack
    • Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system
    • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback/WMA seek-and-scan, digital clock, DSP, Bluetooth audio streaming and digit dial
    • Audio system feature, premium 6-speaker system
    • Audio system feature, USB port
    • Bluetooth audio streaming
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2014 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM All Access package, with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. With All Access, listen to everything, everywhere, in your car and on your computer, smartphone or tablet. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will a
    • Chevrolet MyLink radio AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock, includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; voice recognition for compatible phone; Pandora, TuneIn radio, Stitcher and Siri Eyes Free voice recognition smartphone compatible; all functions controlled through 7" diagonal color touch-screen; deletes card slot on center console, no CD player included

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