Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,614 - $14,900
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®
$7,614 - $14,900
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

Available as a sedan or 5-door hatchback, the 2016 Chevy Sonic subcompact offers impressive room for its size, plus nifty features such as forward-collision alert, touch-screen audio dis...

Chevrolet Sonic Models & Trims

Owner Reviews

4.29

82 Reviews

48% 35% 16% 1% 1 star 0%

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

Amazing 6 speed manual transmission car with sunroof, hatchback, green paint.

My Chevy is a 6 speed manual transmission turbo engine that is a rare metallic lime green color. I constantly get compliments on it and have had multiple offers from various Chevy dealerships to buy it back, enough so that I could purchase a brand new Chevrolet. It has a sunroof, hatchback with rear folding seats for storage and a traction control system that allows for easier handling in that.

- Amanda L

It is a small car, but it does Its job.

It does not have much backseat or trunk space. It does come with a spare tire which is nice. It was Bluetooth and a charging port for my phone, but it does not charge very quickly. It has been pretty reliable, but recently it wouldn't start one morning. The engine would not flip, but about 8 hours later it started up no problem, which leads me to think something is going on with the battery.

- Tori T

Chevy sonic: small but powerful.

I haven't had any problems with my car. It is small but also roomy inside. As a short person, it was essential for me to feel comfortable behind the wheel and be able to touch the pedals as well, and the Chevy sonic allowed me to do such. The features of my car are lacking, as there is not a CD player, but I am able to plug in my phone and listen to music that way while charging my phone.

- Haley R

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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
$7,614 - $9,855
$8,338 - $10,821

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
2720 - 2733 .lbs
2726 - 2753 .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.
10.8 - 12.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 - 18 mpg
25 - 18 mpg

City

City
24 - 26 mpg
24 - 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