The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic has been upgraded for the new model year, adding Chevrolet’s advanced MyLink infotainment system with smartphone integration as standard fare. With a starting MSRP from an accessible $14,345, the new Chevrolet Sonic also comes equipped with Chevrolet’s OnStar telematics system with emergency roadside assistance, stolen vehicle assistance, automatic crash notification, turn-by-turn navigation, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi.
In terms of performance, the base engine is a 1.8L inline-four that puts out a respectable 138 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. Upgrade to the 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine to increase output to 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque while getting fuel economy ratings up to an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway and 29 mpg city.
Top auto critics are already spreading a lot of positivity about the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic.
- Autotrader: “When combined, the Sonic’s supportive seats, excellent suspension, standard driver armrest — a rarity in the subcompact market — and tilt-telescoping steering wheel made for one of the most comfortable rides of any small vehicle we’ve driven.”
- Edmunds: “The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic is one of our top picks for a subcompact sedan or hatchback thanks to its blend of safety, comfort and feature availability.”
- The Car Connection: “…the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic remains stylish and comfortable, and it scores big not only on safety ratings but also driving fun.”
We have yet to see what future renditions of the Chevrolet Sonic will look like or what advanced features Chevrolet’s designers and engineers have up their sleeves. What we do know, though, is that the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic will be the very first version of this subcompact car to be offered with an all-electric powertrain. Look for a lithium-ion battery powered version of the Chevrolet Sonic to arrive sometime late this year or early next year at Sunrise Chevrolet your Bloomingdale-area Chevrolet dealer in Glendale Heights.