Sonic Hatchback was made to be on the move. You can see it in the dynamic lines and aggressive, ready-to-pounce stance. Or feel it with the available ECOTEC® 1.4L turbocharged engine with 6-speed manual transmission, the only turbocharged engine in its class. It's the most fun-to-drive car and offers 40 MPG highway3. You'll feel the difference within seconds, because Sonic offers the most available torque in its class, achieved 0-to-60 mph in 8.2 seconds on the test track, and boasts fine-tuned ride and handling.
Sonic keeps every detail in mind, including you and your passengers' comfort and safety, it's the first and only car in its class18 with 10 standard air bags4 and comes with the support of OnStar®5, standard for six months. No wonder it's also a 2011 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). There's also flexible cargo space in the back so you can find the right configuration for just about anything.
Stay connected while you're out and about. Bluetooth® wireless technology6 allows you to stream your favorite audio services on select smartphones, and connect to your Sonic through mobile apps7. It's the power of Sonic in the palm of your hand.
Sonic wants to go for a ride. Are you game?
Sonic Sedan is ready to turn a head or two. Its sleek appearance and sophisticated ride will command attention, the rest is up to you. Sonic is designed to energize every moment of the ride, no matter where you're headed. A small car with a lot of heart, Sonic achieved 0-to-60 mph in 8.2 seconds on the test track with the available ECOTEC®1.4L turbocharged engine.
It's the most fun-to-drive car and it offers an EPA-estimated 40 MPG highway3. Feel the difference at your fingertips with ride and handling fine-tuned for agility, plus extensive features for your convenience, entertainment and safety. It's supported by mobile apps4 and available Bluetooth® wireless technology for select phones5, not to mention it's the first and only car in its class18 with 10 standard air bags 6 along with the support of OnStar®7 standard for the first six months. No wonder it's a 2011 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety(IIHS). You can rest assured that Sonic has your back. So where to first?
It's got the look
Every inch of Sonic was considered in great detail. From its dramatic lines to the subtlety of the Black Granite Metallic paint around the headlamps, every element works together to create a sophisticated appearance. Looks like the small-car segment just got a new look. It's got attitude. From its chiseled front end to its aggressive stance and expressive wheel arches, every detail builds on the other to create Sonic. When you have a car with this much power under the hood, it has to be backed up by a look to match.
Sonic is the only small car built right here in the United States8. Its defined front end with motorcycle-inspired, exposed headlamps and unique dual-port grille make a strong visual statement. Kick it up a notch with the available front foglamps and chrome accents standard on LTZ, and rest assured you'll make an all-eyes-on-you entrance long before you even arrive.
Attention to details every last one of them
Every aspect of the Sonic interior was reimagined to create a sleek and comfortable experience for both you and your passengers. The performance-inspired design elements Sonic boasts on the exterior are exactly what you find when you get behind the wheel. No detail was overlooked, from the dual cockpit interior to the motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster and chrome accents. Sonic is ready to be driven, so grab onto its three-spoke steering wheel designed for optimal grip, and hold on tight.
Comfort and convenience
Sure, Sonic has an edge but it's made for comfort too. Every seat in Sonic was designed to give you and your passengers the best ride possible. Go for the LTZ and you get perforated leatherette heated front seats. And rest assured, Sonic has your back with OnStar® Turn-by-Turn Navigation7 standard for the first six months. With the press of a button you'll be connected with a friendly OnStar® representative ready to help get you where you're going. So buckle up and get ready to go.
The only turbocharged engine in its class
Be forewarned: After you take your friends for a ride they may begin to show signs of Sonic envy because when you turbocharge the drive, things get a whole lot more interesting. Sonic achieved 0-to-60 mph in 8.2 seconds on the test track with its available turbocharged engine offering 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque. That's the most torque in its class. You'll soon find out that Sonic is the most fun-to-drive car and it offers 40 MPG hwy3.
Handling and comfortable ride, together at last
Sonic engineers went through hundreds of suspension variations until they found the perfect blend of handling and comfortable ride, giving Sonic extraordinary agility and sportiness. It's a tight and sporty drive that will get you excited when you step on the gas. Sonic offers the most torque in its class, which means the most get-up-and-go. You'll soon find out why Sonic is the most fun-to-drive small car. Sonic is pumped and ready for a good ride.
Performance designed with you in mind
No matter how you slice it, Sonic offers a performance option that will get you excited to hit the road. Its standard ECOTEC® 1.8L I-4 engine with 5-speed manual transmission puts the control of driving back in your hands, and takes care of business with 138 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque. Sonic even offers Hill Start Assist, which helps you stay put on steep inclines while you transition from the brake pedal to the gas pedal, then automatically releases once you take your foot off the clutch. Or opt for the available 6-speed automatic transmission with thumb-controlled gear selection on the shifter.
40 MPG3 so many miles, so little gas
Imagine a road trip from Boston to Philadelphia, New Orleans to Houston, or Los Angeles to San Francisco on one full tank of gas. Sonic Turbo offers up to 488 highway miles on a single tank of gas. Engineering technology in performance and design makes it possible. Its available 1.4L turbocharged engine offers 40 MPG on the highway3 without sacrificing its power and athleticism. There's a lot that goes into making a car as fuel efficient as possible, which translates into money in your pocket after the pump and more time spent out in the world.
Stay in the loop while out and about
Getting into your car just got easier because Sonic keeps you connected to your friends and entertainment on the go. Sonic offers extensive technology features like available Bluetooth® wireless technology for select phones5 that lets you take calls while keeping your hands on the wheel, or OnStar® Turn-by-Turn Navigation standard for six months7. And with the available USB port10 and SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a three-month trial on most models13, you get the music and entertainment you want, when you want it.
Bluetooth wireless technology
Take calls and stream your music without ever taking your hands off the steering wheel through the connectivity of Bluetooth® wireless technology for select phones5. Standard on LTZ, and available on LT with the Connectivity Plus Cruise Package.
Sonic keeps you in the loop with the myChevrolet mobile app4 with the connectivity of OnStar RemoteLink12. You'll never get lost in a parking lot with a real map reminder. Want to schedule a service appointment? It's done in a click. And should you ever need help, roadside assistance is there 24/7. Available from the iTunes Store.
The sound of Sonic
Stream your favorite audio services, like Pandora® and Stitcher SmartRadio4,11, or your own music library, from your smartphone through its available Bluetooth5 audio streaming feature for select phones. Just download the Pandora® or Stitcher SmartRadio apps to your mobile device.
Being lost can be a thing of the past with Sonic. You'll get OnStar® Turn-by-Turn Navigation7 standard for the first six months, which means you can press the button on the rearview mirror and, within seconds, be connected to a representative who will help you get to your destination anytime day or night. You can even alter your route and the new moment-to-moment directions will be updated. Or plan ahead with OnStar® eNavSM, which lets you send destinations from Google Maps® or MapQuest® to your OnStar® system. OnStar® eNavSM is available at no additional cost to all OnStar® subscribers with an active Directions & Connections® plan.
Start It Up Using Your Phone
Attention to details is what turns a good experience into a great experience. That's why Sonic offers available remote start capability17 through the OnStar RemoteLink app12, so you can start your Sonic before you even open the door. It means in the dead of winter you can let your car warm up without having to brave the cold, or in the height of summer let it cool down before you get in the driver's seat. It's just another way Sonic keeps your comfort in mind.
Plug and Play
Plug in and play on when you insert your iPod, 14 MP3 player or music-loaded flash drive into the available USB port10. Or plug into the auxiliary input jack for a direct line from your MP3 player to your stereo. Add SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a three-month trial on most models13 and ensure that you can always find the perfect song for every driving moment. You get over 170 channels on your satellite radio-commercial-free music, every major sport, entertainment, news, and every premium channel.
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2 The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. 3 EPA estimate for available 1.4L turbocharged engine with 6-speed manual transmission. 4 Requires Android or iPhone platform. 5 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle. 6 Air bag inflation can cause severe injury or death to anyone too close to the bag when it deploys. Be sure every occupant is properly restrained. 7 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. 8 Assembled in Orion Township, Michigan of United States and globally-sourced parts. 9 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. 10 Not compatible with all devices. 11 Data Plan rates apply. 12 Requires Android or iPhone and active OnStar subscription, which is standard for 6 months. 13 Standard on LT and LTZ, available on LS. Requires a subscription, sold separately by SiriusXM. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C. Visit siriusxm.com for details. 14 iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. 15 Shown with graphics from an independent supplier and is not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty. GM is not responsible for the safety or quality of third-party supplier alterations. Go to www.ChevroletGraphics.com for more details. 16 Excludes spare tire. 17 Requires available remote starter system and automatic transmission. 18 Based on GM segmentation.