Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,388 - $20,245
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,388 - $20,245
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5

Chevrolet Sonic Ranked #13 by Owners

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

Chevy’s Sonic subcompact for 2015 sets a new standard for small cars. A $15,000 starting price means it’s easy to get into, and thanks to the Sonic’s frugal gasoline consumption, refueli...

Chevrolet Sonic Models & Trims

Owner Reviews

4.32

168 Reviews

48% 38% 13% 2% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

If you commute, this car is for you.

The best thing about the sonic is the remote start. I can start my car from anywhere within reason and even warm it in the morning. I also really like the gas mileage. I have only owned Chevys and they have both been great gas savers. Also, within the 3 years I have had her I haven't had any major issues. I have only had to replace the battery and of course maintain my oil changes. The one thing I do not like about this car is the lack of space in the back seat. It is very difficult to travel with a car-full of people and everyone be comfortable for the whole trip.

- Vanessa S

The interior is very spacious it is a really maneuverable car.

This model is very comfortable and easy to drive. I really love how it connects to Bluetooth automatically once you step into the car. It is very small from the outside but the interior is really spacious you honestly can park anywhere. You can turn the car on from inside it stays on about 10-15 minutes and once you step outside you are ready to go. This is really the ideal car for a teen that is just starting to drive because it is small and very easy to drive. It has really been the best decision I have made it was totally worth it and I really recommend it.

- Jessica S

It is very dependable. My family is always going through vehicles but not me.

My car is very reliable. It will always tell me if there is something wrong. I wish it would show me the air pressure in my tires whenever I want and not just when it is low. I like that it will show me approximately how many miles I have left before I go empty. A lot of dirt sticks to the carpet material. Collects a lot of dust. Wish it had a CD port. I do not know how to add apps onto the system. Wish it will tell me if my battery is low. Wish my car would hold more gasoline. I love the arm rest. Wish it was a little bit bigger, I can barely fit a car seat.

- Crystal G

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,388 - $9,483
$7,700 - $9,895

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4
ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4
ECOTEC TURBO 1.4L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4
FUN AND SUN PACKAGE
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.8 in.
41.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.7 in.
38.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.6 in.
34.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 - 38.1 in.
37.8 - 38.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.9 cu. ft.
14.9 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
99.4 in.
99.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.5 ft.
34.5 ft.

Length

Length
159 - 173.1 in.
159 - 173.1 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
68.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2690 - 2727 .lbs
2712 - 2745 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Torque

Torque
125 ft. lbs.
125 - 148 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Not Available
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.2 gal.
12.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 18 mpg
26 - 18 mpg

City

City
25 - 26 mpg
25 - 26 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 mpg
35 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Assistance

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional

Air Bags

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings