2018 Chevrolet Sonic Review

2018 Chevrolet Sonic Review - Chevy is infusing some brand-new life into its portable Sonic with an aesthetic freshening and also some extra technology functions for 2017. Still offered in hatchback and also sedan types, the 2017 Sonic adopts an appearance just like its crossover equivalent, the Trax, which additionally was freshened earlier this year.

We're mostly followers of the gritty little Sonic, as well as this update should not alter our minds excessive. Nothing under the skin is altered, and also the face-lift stands for an ideal, if refined, upgrade. The hood, front fascia, as well as the fronts lights are new, as well as the Sonic also embraces optional LED accent lights as well as a smaller grille. Out back, the rear fascia and also taillamps are somewhat enhanced the shape of, although we can not tell much of a distinction.

New Hues, Wheels, and also Trims
The Sonic's currently substantial color scheme is wider for 2018 Chevrolet Sonic, including shades consisting of Orange Burst Metallic, Brimstone, Cajun Red Tintcoat, and also Arctic Blue Metallic. The 15-, 16-, and 17-inch wheels likewise are brand-new.

The Sonic sedan still is available in LS as well as LT designs, although the fanciest trim, previously called LTZ, has actually been relabelled Premier. The hatchback schedule is altering a bit more. It previously provided LS, LT, LTZ, and sporty RS trim degrees, however Chevrolet will now apply the RS therapy-- consisting of a stiffer suspension, sport exhaust, and a body set-- to all Sonic hatchbacks, which come just in LT and Premier trims. As in the past, Sonic sedan customers that want a bit much more enjoyment can additionally choose an RS package deal that brings comparable upgrades as well as now makes the four-door look like a full-size Chevy SS that's been crushed into a smaller sized box for delivery.

2018 Chevrolet Sonic Review

Much more Techy Inside
Chevy has yet to provide any type of photos of the 2017 Sonic's inside, so we'll need to wait until next week's New York vehicle show to see the new gauge cluster and also its analog speedometer for ourselves (the outward bound Sonic used a motorcycle-inspired electronic gauge cluster, which we liked). Otherwise, newly optional attributes include a power motorist's seat, keyless entry and also push-button beginning, heated cloth seats, and also a warmed steering wheel. Designs furnished with the 7.0-inch MyLink touchscreen currently supply Apple CarPlay and Android Automobile capability.

2018 Chevrolet Sonic Review

There are no changes to the standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine or the optional 1.4-liter turbocharged 4. Both make 138 horse power, but the smaller sized turbo's 148 lb-ft of torque is 23 stronger than that of the common engine, making it our choice. Both engines remain to be supplied with a six-speed handbook or a six-speed automated-- the turbo with the stick is the means to go.

The carryover mechanicals indicate that fuel economic situation shouldn't transform considerably from the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic EPA rankings. They presently range from 25-- 29 mpg city and 33-- 40 highway for the 1.4-liter, with the 1.8-liter at 24-- 26 mpg city and 35 freeway, which puts the Sonic behind the class leaders.

Don't expect much of a pricing adjustment for the changed 2017 Sonic, either; the 2016 vehicle began at $15,220 for a manual-transmission sedan LS and also varied as much as $22,370 for an RS with the automatic in either body system design. Expect to see the 2017 Sonic in dealerships this fall.

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