MSRP
$15,295 - $21,320
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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MSRP
$15,295 - $21,320
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.2 Comfort 4.3 Styling 4.2 Value 4.3

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic is slightly larger and more powerful than the Chevy Spark, but not quite as big as the compact Cruze. In this sweet spot, the 2018 Sonic offers plenty to like, i...

Chevrolet Sonic Models & Trims

LS $15,295 - $16,520
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15, 17 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT $16,995 - $19,220
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15, 17 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premier $19,820 - $21,320
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.62

37 Reviews

68% 27% 5% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

Seat warmers, Bose sound system, reverse camera, Bluetooth, map when you connect.

This is my all time favorite vehicle. I love the royal blue color, camera when I reverse because it gives me eyes where I would need them the most, the surround sound to turn it up when I am alone, the seat warmers on cold mornings and it is so spacious yet small compact car for just me and my husband so it is perfect. Gas efficient, we love taking her on road trips because of the money we save.

- Brittany M

Easy driving, easy to maintain.

It gets really good gas mileage. It is small enough to get in and out of places without having a hard time parking or getting out of a parking spot. The interior is very stylish with red and grey and the mats have the red Chevy sign which I think it is really nice. I appreciate the safety features that will not let you text or use your phone while you are driving. The price wasn't bad either.

- Faye H

The reliable Chevy sonic lt.

My 2018 Chevy sonic is amazing on gas. It is extremely spacious in the inside and the trunk is rather big. I love the fact that my back seats go down to make more trunk space. I am a college student so I drive to my hometown a lot which is about an hour away. The ride is really smooth the whole time. The seats are comfortable, so driving long distances without stopping is not a problem.

- Cian K

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$15,295 - $16,520
$16,995 - $19,220

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

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
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Not Available
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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 in.
37.8 - 38.1 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum, Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/50R17
P205/50R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
99.4 in.
99.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.5 - 36.1 ft.
34.5 - 36.1 ft.

Length

Length
173.9 in.
159.8 - 173.9 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
68.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2773 - 2837 .lbs
2784 - 2894 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Torque

Torque
125 ft. lbs.
148 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Not Available
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.2 gal.
12.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
31 mpg
31 mpg

City

City
26 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 mpg
35 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*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