Vehicle Profile: 2019 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback
The saying that big things come in small packages proves true with the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback. This petite car is perfectly suited for city driving and ready for the open road with generous highway fuel economy. But it’s more than just a value car — it’s a stylish, fun-to-drive option that’ll have you looking forward to the commute ahead.
Performance and efficiency
An ECOTEC® 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine provides the Sonic Hatchback with the ability to get up and go. This engine generates 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, more than enough to put the right amount of pep into your daily drive. The Sonic LT features a standard six-speed automatic with manual mode while the Sonic Premier features a six-speed manual with Hill Hold, letting you decide just how you want to experience it.
No matter which trim you select, the 2019 Chevy Sonic Hatchback is an efficient choice that won’t have you hurting at the pump. The Sonic LT averages a robust 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway*, and the Premier achieves 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.** This means fewer stops to fill up on your next weekend getaway and more time enjoying the simple pleasures of the open road.
Though it is small, the 2019 Chevy Sonic Hatchback provides enough space to seat up to five comfortably, making it a great choice if you are frequently the driver on outings with your friends. The Sonic also features the new Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, which includes a 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen display and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility for easier connection with your smartphone. Every Sonic Hatchback also offers built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot connectivity, which enables you and your passengers to connect up to seven devices to high-speed internet.
Pair that winning technology with a well-appointed interior, which includes a leather-wrapped three-spoke sport steering wheel, Piano Black accents on the instrument panel and standard heated front seats for the Premier trim, and the Sonic delivers plenty of bang for the buck.
To grant you greater peace of mind, the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback is available with a wide range of safety innovations. The Sonic is the first car in the segment with 10 standard airbags, meaning you can be more confident that you’ll be protected in a worst-case scenario. Available Rear Park Assist detects and alerts you of obstructions in your path when backing out, working in tandem with the standard Rear Vision Camera to give you the utmost confidence when your Sonic is in reverse. When you’re forging ahead, the available Forward Collision Alert tracks how near you are to the vehicle in front of you and notifies you if you are at risk for a collision. If you accidentally drift from your lane, available Lane Departure Warning will sound an alert that lets you know to stay between the lines. With these technologies, the Sonic is a safer, smarter option in the segment.
The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback is big on style, big on substance and big on value. Not bad for one of the smallest and nimblest cars on the road today. Visit your local Chevrolet dealer and see what makes this subcompact so dynamite.
*EPA estimate for Sonic with available 6-speed automatic transmission.
**EPA estimate for Sonic Hatchback with 6-speed manual transmission.
This article is presented by VanDevere Auto Group.