2016 Chevrolet Sonic RS Manual Hatchback
- 27 City
- 34 Hwy
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2016 Chevrolet Sonic Buyer's Guide
The subcompact 2016 Chevrolet Sonic, like a number of its rivals, offers both sedan and hatchback body styles, a model capable of 40-mpg highway, and even a sporty-ish edition, in the Sonic RS. But it supplies its share of exclusives as well, highlighted by 4G LTE connectivity and a mobile wi-fi hotspot, all supported by a complimentary three-month/three-gigabyte data trial. As a result, the Sonic has continued as a top choice among segment shoppers in terms of sales volume, backed by a stylish, surprisingly roomy cabin and a hatchback model with the biggest standard cargo hold in the class. And while changes for the new model year are limited, they do include three new exterior colors: Nightfall Gray Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic and Kinetic Blue Metallic.
What's the difference between trims?2016 Chevrolet Sonic LS
- 15-inch steel wheels
- Bluetooth connectivity
- 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Air conditioning
- 15-inch alloy wheels
- MyLink Infotainment system
- Power windows
- Cruise control
- 17-inch wheels
- Vinyl upholstery
- Heated seats
- Rearview camera
- Rear disc brakes
- Sport suspension system
- Leather upholstery
- Sport body kit
What makes it move?
Drivers have two four-cylinder engine choices with the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic, starting with a standard 1.8-liter unit that can achieve EPA scores of up to 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway/30 mpg combined, albeit with a five-speed manual transmission. For more power—and better fuel economy—the premium powerplant in the Sonic is a 1.4-liter turbo with the same 138 hp as the standard engine, but 23 more lb.-ft. of torque, for a total of 148, and an EPA high point of 29/40/33 mpg.
Why buy the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic?
The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic has superior safety performance, too, with 10 standard airbags, a 5-star Overall Safety Score from NHTSA and, as available equipment, two of the government agency’s “Recommended Technologies” for crash avoidance: forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning. And that’s in addition to an available rear-vision camera system. Purchasers who prefer a more athletic approach to transportation can try on the turbo-power Sonic RS, complete with its own exclusive style points and a flat-bottomed, racing-style steering wheel. Finally, the Sonic also serves up some of the brand’s favorite premium features, like heated front seats, Chevrolet MyLink infotainment technology, app-powered BringGo navigation and, in the Sonic Dusk edition, aluminum-style trim that’s paired with an exclusive ground-effects setup and 18-inch aluminum wheels.