2016 Chevrolet Sonic

#2 in Small Car
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2016 Chevrolet Sonic Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Best Small Car of 2016

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#2 Chevrolet Sonic

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 Chevrolet Sonic after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Rear visibility
  • Ease of folding/adjusting rear seats

Performance Specs

MPG City

24 - 27


33 - 37




5 speed, Manual, 6 speed, Automatic, 6 speed, Close-Ratio, Manual


Gas I4, Turbocharged Gas I4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2016 Chevrolet Sonic Review

If you’re looking for more than just a way to get from A-to-B the Sonic is for you. Sporty spacious and genuinely fun to drive Sonic features an available zippy turbocharged engine1 that offers an EPA estimated 40 MPG on the highway! There are 4 models with your choice of sedan or hatch back starting at $14 345 for the LS Manual sedan the top of the line RS Automatic hatchback starts at $21 495. No matter what your interests or vocation the interior has the space to haul. With seating for 5 and a 60/40 split folding rear seat there’s room for everything2 from family and friends to drum sets and sports gear. Coffee shop Wi-Fi is history with the available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi. Your Sonic is the hotspot offering the ability to connect up to 7 devices. With safety features not normally found in cars of this size the Sonic was the first small car to receive a 5-star Overall Vehicle Safety Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Institute as well as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway safety. Plus with a rainbow of exterior colors to choose from and a wide range of customization options your Sonic will make a statement uniquely yours. The 2016 Chevy Sonic… let the good times roll.
Your sonic is the ultimate hotspot with built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi. You can Seamlessly connect up to 7 devices to the internet and never be out of touch. Stay in tune by listening to music getting directions and more on the available Chevrolet MyLink Radio featuring a 7-inch full-color display. With Siri Eyes Free and your compatible iPhone you can get texts calendar appointments and more. The OnStar RemoteLink mobile app can be used to lock or unlock your doors and help you find your car. In your Sonic the world is at your fingertips.
With safety technologies that are unsurpassed in its class the Sonic is designed to keep you safe. Sonic is the first and only car in its Class with 10 standard air bags. With the Driver Confidence Package including features like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning your chances of getting into a collision in the first place are greatly reduced. Should the unexpected happen built-in sensors contact an advisor and can summon first responders should they be needed.
A thrilling combination of power and efficiency the Sonic will put a smile on your face when you step on the accelerator. The Ecotec 1.4-liter turbocharged engine available on LT offers up to an EPA-estimated 40 MPG highway. With 138 horsepower the Sonic will get you from 0 to 60 in less than 8 seconds making those highway merges effortless. You’ll get sports car-like handling with features like a lowered and stiffened suspension with performance-tuned dampers to complete the picture.

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J.D. Power Award Winner

Performance Award Winner

Awarded to the models with the highest owner ratings for design and performance after the first 90 days of ownership

Dependability Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the past 12 months with their 3-year old vehicles
2016 Chevrolet Sonic JD Power Award Winner
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