Sub-compact, 4 door, 5 passenger, Front-wheel Drive, Air Conditioning, 3 bags storage:
The all-new Chevrolet Sonic’s style, ride quality and fun-to-drive nature land the new car well past the Chevrolet Aveo it replaces and establish it as a competitive player in the exploding subcompact field.
Chevrolet accomplished its goal of creating a sport-oriented Sonic, but buyers on a budget will have to decide if fun is more important than fuel economy. The base 1.8-liter engine’s 35 mpg highway rating is merely average in a segment where high gas mileage and low prices flourish. The Sonic’s optional turbocharged 1.4-liter engine boosts mileage to 40 mpg on the highway, though for now it’s only available with a six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic, now optional with the base engine, will be available with the turbo engine in spring 2012.