2017 Chevrolet Sonic Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Chevrolet Sonic
Nice value, joy to drive daily/road trips, but prepare for glitchy touch screen.
Overall, this is a perfect car for my needs. Good gas mileage, sufficiently modern features, it is a smooth ride and get a surprising amount of complements for such an affordable car. They made an effort to give this car a sporty, youthful look. Having owned an Aveo for 11 years immediately prior (the Aveo was replaced by the sonic and the more basic spark) and being told by every single mechanic during that time that they were astonished it had survived (basically, the Aveo was not known to be a reliable car; I got lucky and also had babied it and kept on top of my preventative maintenance), I hadn't planned to go down the same road, but read enough reviews saying most of the problems with the Aveo really were addressed. I can speak from experience it is like night & day. With the sonic I do not feel like I am driving a scary, loud tin can. To be fair, I have the premiere turbo version; I definitely recommend the premiere if within budget. (The turbo I am not sure if it is worth it - has a lot more power than my Aveo and feels solid, but takes a while to get up to high speeds; I do not think this is what turbos usually feel like). Now for the negatives: basically the console computer is amusingly low-rent. Having one at all gives the impression the car is a lot more fancy/modern than it is, but it is a real problematic, ancient seeming software. The layout is ridiculous - huge screen will have two tiny buttons in a corner so you have to avert your eyes from the road to press anything; you cannot use your peripheral vision. The automatic brightening will randomly fail (problematic on a road trip when my directions suddenly go dark as though it is night outside and I cannot see them at all for 20 minutes - this has happened a dozen times in the months I have owned it). Phone syncing is awkward - if you are on a call and get in your car, do not expect a smooth transition to hands-free; it takes sometimes a couple minutes of “can you hear me now??” To finally resume your call. And again with the buttons - if I want to accept or dismiss a call, why are there two tiny circles I have to aim for?? Half the screen could be green and the other half red. . Just a very unattractive and unimpressive system. Now, I don't really care, my last car had manual locks so this one still feels like a spaceship, you should just know though to expect a glitchy, and very cheap, console computer. The trunk is the bomb though (I have the hatchback) and the car feels very spacious for being so small! Cupholders in the middle are too awkward to use, but there are nice ones in the doors. I think it is honestly a great value for its price range overall.
Built in rear view mirror.
This car, 2017 Chevrolet sonic, is a really nice car. It has a rear view mirror built into the radio so you can see directly behind you. It comfortably fits four people and also room for a baby seat. I have only had to take into the car maintenance garage once while I have had it and that was for an oil change. That is another great feature about this car. There is a menu button inserted into the left hand side handle and it tells you how much oil is left in your vehicle. I have had to take it in when it was around 25% oil life remaining. The price was great around $20, 000. I do not think I could have asked for a better car than this one for the money.
Chevy sonic - reliable first car.
The Chevy sonic is the perfect car for a first or second time car buyer. It is ideal for someone with a short commute to work although it will go a long ways if needed. It is very reliable in the warmer months of the year but tends to have some issues with the winter months and performing at it is best. Since it is only two-wheel drive, it is quite obvious it would have issues with driving in the winter but overall if tires are kept in good shape, you are bound to have a great experience with your Chevy sonic.
My car has great steering.
My husband bought my car in full but I picked my car out. It has excellent performance, excellent reliability, excellent on comfort. I would not trade in my Chevy sonic because I love the compact part of it. I love the hatchback. I am still learning about my car even though I have had it for a year. I love the electronic windows those were a must to have. My car starts right up all the time. It has great heat and great air conditioning.
Cute and Efficient. Sonics are great!
It runs very reliably and requires very little maintenance. It also has a decently sized trunk space and back seats which can be set down to increase that space. However, it only has manual windows and no cruise control. Also, the wheel rims of this vehicle are specific to Chevrolet Sonics so damaging them can be very costly as it is almost impossible to find used ones.
I would only recommend the car for 1 or 2 people.
For a small car it is great for 2 people to drive-in. Anymore and it would be a little crowded. I like the door handles to get in. It has good gas mileage. I don't really like the style so much anymore. The hatchback part of it makes it look like the car is cut in half and it is a little off putting when looking at other cars.
My car is a Chevrolet sonic 2017 in yellow. It is a 4-door hatchback.
I absolutely love my Chevy sonic! Not only is it a hatchback, so there is plenty of room for camping, but it also gets fantastic gas mileage. I haven't had any major issues with it. I also love the touch screen radio that hooks up to my iPhone and displays my text messages, Audible books, Spotify, and other apps.
I love that it has a backup camera!
My vehicle is a really nice car. I love that it has a back up camera and it can hook up to my phone. I love that the color of it is a charcoal grey. The car is all around my favorite new car. I got it in 2017 and have had it for almost a year. I am very pleased with this car it is a nice car for a new driver.
My interesting detail is that it's the first brand new car that I purchased.
My vehicle is reliable, convenient & its a blessing. I haven't had any problems with it. The only thing about it is that its small I love trucks. One thing I didn't understand about it is that it doesn't have automatic windows & its a 2017. That was the only car I can get at the time will little money down.
2017 Chevrolet Sonic- very nice car and well maintained.
The car that I drive is a 2017 Chevrolet Sonic. It is really nice. The interior is well maintained and the outside is very nice. It currently has 7, 000 miles on it and has been in the shop only once for an oil change. It comes with Sirius XM radio, but we had to let that go because it was too expensive.