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Chevrolet Sonic
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Chevrolet Sonic
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$14,170 - $21,610
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Car Type: Subcompact cars (Manual transmission)
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Chevrolet Sonic Overview

The subcompact Sonic is fairly quick and quiet for the class and handles responsively, although the steering is a bit darty. The standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder performs well, while the uplevel trim gets a modestly-quicker and thriftier turbo four-cylinder with a six-speed manual. The sedan has a huge trunk and a better view out, but the hatchback has better cargo versatility. Both have a relatively quiet cabin, but the rear seats are cramped. Crash-test results are impressive. Advanced safety features such as forward-collision alert, lane-departure, and a backup camera are offered on all but base 2014 models. Reliability has been average.

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