2014 Chevrolet Sonic

2014 Chevrolet Sonic High Resolution Exterior
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  • Chevrolet Sonic
  • Year:
    2014
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Transmission:
    6-speed Manual, 6-speed Auto Available
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    138
  • MPG(Cty):
    29
  • MPG(Hwy):
    40
  • Torque @ RPM:
    148
  • Energy:
    EFI
  • Displacement:
    1.4 L
  • 0-60 time:
    7.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    108 mph (Est.)
  • Layout:
    Front-engine, Front-drive
  • Price:
    17185
  • car segment:
  • body style:

The Chevy Sonic gets so little coverage from car magazines that it is easy to forget it even exists. Even the Chevrolet team does not seem too excited about the subcompact’s prospects with American buyers. Maybe that is why most of the official images are just renderings of the car inserted into picturesque backdrops via Photoshop…

If Chevrolet can’t be bothered to actually take its mini car to the desert for a photo shoot, why should buyers care?

There are a few reasons that the Chevrolet Sonic is storming up the sales charts recently to become the top-selling supermini in the U.S. for the last few months. Offered in five-door hatchback or four-door sedan body styles, the Sonic line is well-positioned in style, price and interior tech to overcome rivals, like the Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio and Ford Fiesta.

A new-for-2013 RS trim added lower gear ratios to help improve acceleration in the top 1.4-liter turbo engine guise. While relatively exciting versus the bread-and-butter LS, LT and LTZ trims, the 2014 RS deserves a review of its own – published in the near future so check back for more details.

The focus here is on the volume model sedan and hatchback Chevrolet Sonics with highlights of the new-for-2014 features and options.

Click past the jump for the full review of the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic.

 

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