These days, it seems like the American auto market has been flipped on its head. For many consumers, long gone are the days of the bulky SUV and huge truck - and compacts may just be the things to take their places. With buyers everywhere looking for more compact, more efficient, and more affordable models to match our fast-paced lifestyles, automakers have responded by pumping out some pretty impressive models in years past. Chevy, for instance, has pushed the boundaries with models like the Sonic, the Spark, and even the all-electric Spark EV, not to mention city-friendly compact crossovers like the Trax. But with years of experience and a good sense for what the market wants, Chevy seems more than prepared to meet the demand for small, efficient cars with confidence - and it all starts with the amazing new 2017 Chevy Sonic.
Built to be sleek, efficient, and attractive, the new 2017 Sonic will bring all the efficient power and compact convenience of the Chevy brand into one remarkably modern vehicle. Plus, with all the latest tech standard or available for your entertainment pleasure, you'll be on the ground floor to Chevy bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase "small car."
If you're ready to get in on the fun of the 2017 Sonic, here's a quick look at what we're all expecting from this impressive model. If you're like us, you may just be surprised by how much Chevy has managed to fit in this small, compact model.
Max Cargo Space (cu.ft.)
Both the sedan and hatchback versions of the 2017 Chevy Sonic are perfect fits for families. Furthermore, considering the affordable price tag, it’s also a perfect choice for young drivers. As a result, the vehicle’s safety offerings will surely prove enticing as you consider what to purchase for a new ride. Rest assured, the 2017 Chevy Sonic should satisfy all of your requirements.
The vehicle includes a number of amenities that will protect all of the car’s occupants, like airbags and the high-strength steel cage. Meanwhile, the preventative safety features will help keep the Sonic stays out of harm’s way, while the responsive safety features will connect you to emergency personnel if you do find yourself in a predicament.
For those who prioritize safety in their new vehicle, the 2017 Chevy Sonic offers all of the features that you could possibly need. As a result, you can travel for miles, worry-free.
In their pursuit of producing one of the safest sedans on the road, Chevy’s engineers designed a body that’s able to withstand any collision. The high-strength steel safety cage will do an serious job of not only protecting the Sonic’s occupants, but also lessening the impact of a crash.
If the driver does end up in an accident, the 2017 Sonic’s 10 standard air bags will provide the necessary amount of padding and protection to keep the passengers out of harm’s way.
The Chevy Sonic includes a number of safety features that will help prevent collisions from even occurring. For instance, the available Forward Collision Alert will notify the driver when they’re approaching another vehicle at too great of a speed, and it will even manipulate your brakes if need be. Meanwhile, the Lane Departure Warning will alert the driver when it’s safe to switch lanes, helping to avoid any minor accidents.
Meanwhile, the available Rear Park Assist will stop you from bumping into any vehicles as you’re attempting to pull into a space. For even more assistance, drivers can rely on the rear vision camera to monitor everything that’s happening behind their vehicle.
In the event that you do find yourself in an accident, the 2017 Chevy Sonic is here to help. The available OnStar Automatic Crash Response System will immediately connect you to an advisor, who can subsequently notify emergency personnel of your predicament. Instead of having to fumble around with your cell phone, the 2017 Sonic assures that help is coming.
Who doesn’t enjoy a powerful vehicle? The 2017 Chevy Sonic may be a smaller vehicle, but that doesn’t mean it can’t provide quite the punch. The car’s main engine options provide the necessary amount of horsepower and torque to help you zoom down the highway, and the impressive transmission options will make the car easy to control.
Best of all, drivers won’t have to invest a whole lot of money at the gas pump. Thanks to these engines’ incredible fuel efficiency ratings, drivers won’t have to worry about constant fill-ups. Instead, they can focus on all of the amenities that they’re supposed to enjoy.
The 1.4-liter turbocharged engine provides all of the muscle that a driver could possibly ask for. The 138 horsepower may not seem like much, but it’s an incredibly impressive number when you consider how small the vehicle is. Add on the 148 pounds-feet of torque, and you’re eyeing a car that won’t have any trouble keeping up with its rivals. This unit is included with an impressive six-speed manual transmission, allowing you to fully control your ride.
Meanwhile, the alternative 1.8-liter engine provides drivers with 138 horsepower and 125 pounds-feet of torque. No matter which engine you opt for, you know you’ll be flexing an solid amount of muscle.
Impressively Efficient Performance
Both of the Sonic’s engine options provide all of the fuel efficiency you could possibly ask for. The smaller 1.4-liter engine delivers a 28 city/38 highway mile per gallon efficiency, while the slightly larger 1.8-liter engine delivers a 24 city/34 highway mile per gallon efficiency.
What does this all mean? Well, besides saving money by pursuing the affordable 2017 Chevy Sonic, you’ll also be saving a chunk of money as the gas pump. Who doesn’t like that?
The name of the game with compact vehicles is easy efficiency - and in the 2017 Sonic, this seems like second nature. Built with the power of an impressive 1.8-liter I-4 engine with a 5-speed manual transmission, the new Chevy Sonic is capable of pushing out up to 138 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque. And although the official EPA estimates aren't out yet, Chevy expects the 2017 Sonic to get the same high fuel economy as the 2016 model - up to 35 miles per gallon highway. The 2017 Sonic will also feature an available 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and available 6-speed automatic or manual transmission, offering enough oomph to push out up to 138 horsepower at what Chevy expects to be a show-stopping 40 miles per gallon highway. With all this get-up-and-go, you're bound to be satisfied with the power the 2017 Sonic brings to the table.
Inside and out, the 2017 Sonic’s design is one of the most underrated aspects of the vehicle. The exterior has been updated to include a number of new amenities, like a new front fascia and an aerodynamic hood. Meanwhile, the interior includes classy upholsteries as well as an incredible amount of cargo room.
Sure, an SUV’s interior and exterior may not be atop your list of priorities as you’re looking for a new vehicle. However, considering all that the 2017 Chevy Sonic has to offer, it’s undoubtedly something that shouldn’t be ignored.
Get ready to forget any preconceived notions you may have had about compact design. This new Sonic, available as a sedan or hatchback, features a refreshed design throughout to give it the sporty look of a performance vehicle without sacrificing the convenience of its smart size.
If you’re purchasing a new car, you obviously want it to look good. Fortunately, the 2017 Sonic is one of the most stylish hatchbacks and sedans on today's market. Engineers updated the vehicle’s exterior, tweaking the hood, front fascia, and even the vibrant LED daytime running lights. This leads to a modern, sportier look that any driver can on board with.
If a potential buyer is really looking to impress, they can opt for the RS package. This offering includes rocker moldings, a rear spoiler, and a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel. If you’re really looking to boost the athleticism of your Chevy Sonic, then this is the perfect option for you.
Taking cues from globally successful models like the Bolt EV, Cruze, and upcoming 2017 Trax, the 2017 Sonic features a refined front end, including a new hood design, a new front fascia with the classic Chevy bowtie emblazoned in the center, and new lighting elements like standard projector-beam headlamps and available LED daytime running lamps. A variety of wheel sizes - 15, 16, and 17-inch, offer you the opportunity to choose exactly the kind of look you want on your Sonic. Plus, with a new rear fascia and four available colors for your choosing - Orange Burst Metallic, Brimstone, Cajun Red Tintcoat, and Arctic Blue Metallic - you can make your Sonic your own and still be sure to get great modern style, regardless.
The interior continues that athleticism with sleek angles and modern technology. For those seeking comfort and entertainment, you’d be hard pressed to find a vehicle that offers a better bang for its buck than the Sonic. With comfy seats and a classy cabin, all of your occupants will enjoy what the vehicle has to offer.
However, the vehicle is truly known for its incredible (and surprising) amount of interior room. Thanks to the 60/40 split-folding rear seats (available in both the sedan and the hatchback), drivers will be able to unlock significantly more interior room. For example, the hatchback provides drivers with 47.7-cubic-feet of cargo room, making it easy to store any kind of luggage or equipment.
The interior of the 2017 Chevy Sonic revolves around three main principles: comfort, convenience, and technology. Built to comfortably hold up to five passengers, the Sonic provides plenty of cargo space and comfort amenities to turn any boring drive into a desirable ride. Available heated cloth seats with a new heated steering wheel and power driver's seat bring tactile luxury into this bold interior design, while a new, detailed gauge cluster that includes an analog speedometer helps to introduce a bit of refinement to the cockpit. Together, these new comfort and convenience features help make the Sonic one of the best passenger experiences on our radar for the 2017 model year.
You'll never roam without entertainment again in the 2017 Sonic, which includes a 7-inch-diagonal infotainment system specially designed to host all your favorite connectivity tech. This includes the latest in mobile connectivity like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility, and 4G LTE throughout, as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot that reaches up to 50 feet from the vehicle itself - meaning you and your guests can stay connected on the road and never miss a beat just because you're driving, and keep the party rolling even during those low-key tailgates. Connect up to seven devices at a time - from smartphones to laptops and tablets - and keep the fun flowing no matter where you find yourself. And with additional convenience tech like Keyless Open and Start and available navigation with Google Maps, you may just feel as though you're stepping into the future with this highly-anticipated new Sonic.
Safety Comes First
Of course, today's drivers know that, while entertainment and convenience amenities may be a lot more fun to interact with, nothing is more valuable in a new vehicle than top-tier safety tech to keep you out of harm's way. That's why the new 2017 Sonic features some of today's most advanced responsive and preventative safety tech, all working together to help you mitigate damage on the road and prevent it from happening whenever possible.
In the event that something were to happen while piloting your Sonic, advanced seatbelts in every seat, 10 standard airbags surrounding your passengers, and a high-strength steel cage all work together to keep you and your passengers out of harm's way. Ready to crumple and absorb energy as need be, this system prevents the worst injuries by keeping passengers from jerking suddenly in the event of a collision.
A standard rear-vision camera gives you a better view of what's around you when pulling out or reversing into or out of a tight space, and available rear park assist helps you stay in the right direction when taking on those tight parallel parks. Working with other advanced safety tech - like advanced Forward Collision Alert and available Lane Departure Warning - you'll find your Sonic working as hard as you do to make sure you and your passengers are safe on the roads.