2016 Chevrolet Sonic is in four-door sedan body styles and hatchback. Both can five passengers. Four trim levels are available: LS, LT, LTZ and RS. The Chevrolet Sonic LS models offer 15-inches wheels, automatic headlights, hand mirrors with integrated blind spot coverage, central locking, remote control, manual windows, air conditioning, cloth upholstery, an adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a trip computer, OnStar telematics (with 4G LTE WiFi), Bluetooth phone connectivity, and a sound system with four speakers an AUX input.
2016 Chevrolet Sonic Features
The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic LT adds 15-inch wheels alloy, chrome exterior accents, heated mirrors, upgraded cloth upholstery, cruise control, electric windows, remote ignition (automatic only) and a sound system with six speakers, including satellite radio. Moving up to the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ gets you the turbo engine, Alloy wheels 17 inches, fog lights, simulated leather upholstery, heated front seats, a leather steering wheel, a rear-view camera and the infotainment system Chevrolet MyLink (optional on LT) with a 7-inch touch screen interface, the integration of Smartphone application, Bluetooth audio connectivity and a USB / iPod.
The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic RS adds four disc brakes, a sporty body kit with a rear spoiler, a sport-tuned suspension, unique 17-inches wheels, sporty exterior cladding, artificial leather and suede furniture and a sport steering wheel. A sunroof is added on LT, 2016 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ and RS is available as an advanced safety package, the lane departure warning and forward collision warning. The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ sedan also features a “Twilight” package, which includes simulated 18-inches wheels, disc brakes on all four wheels, unique exterior styling and leather upholstery.
2016 Chevrolet Sonic Interior
The interior of the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic is very attractive, but the extensive use of hard plastics industry confirmed the gravity of the car. He earned extra points for comfort, however, that even tall drivers a driving position that works. Small adults have the rear seats by industry standards found in a similar manner, with decent amounts of head and legs.
The gauges and controls are well laid out and easy to use Sonic. Among the most interesting features is MyLink touchscreen interface with voice commands and the integration of smartphones. MyLink enjoy Internet radio applications such as Pandora, and you can also navigation functions via the application cost “BringGo” Add. But the screen sometimes frustrated with his inability Touch to record inputs.
The 14 cubic meters of the trunk of the sedan is one of the largest in the segment and can be further expanded with 60/40 split rear seats fold standards. The Sonic hatchback has 19 cubic feet with the rear seats, but only 30.9 cubic feet folded – much less capacity than the Honda Fit or even the Hyundai Accent.
2016 Chevrolet Sonic Engine
The standard engine on the 2016 model Chevy Sonic LS and LT is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that produces 138 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission with Hill Holder function is standard, and a six-speed automatic is optional. Combined fuel economy EPA-estimated 30 mpg (26 city / highway 35) with manual transmission and 28 mpg combined (25 city / highway 35) with the automatic – below-average results for the small car segment.
A 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo is standard on the LTZ and RS (and optional on LT). Although his 138-hp output reflects the base engine, more powerful thanks to its 148 pounds-ft of torque feels it. A six-speed manual transmission is the standard, and a six-speed automatic is optional. Fuel savings in the LTZ and LT trim is combined with 33 mpg (29 city / highway 40) evaluated with the automatic with manual and 31 mpg combined (27 city / highway 37). RS trim the sports gear resulting in lower estimates of 30 mpg combined (27/34) with the manual and 28 combined (25/33) with the automatic.
In performance testing, a Sonic LTZ Turbo accelerates petrol engine with manual from zero to 60 in 8.8 seconds fast for this segment. During a test one year, a manual LTZ Turbo petrol engine, but we found it difficult to fuel economy EPA estimates correspond to real driving.
2016 Chevrolet Sonic Safety
Every Chevrolet Sonic 2016 comes standard with traction and stability control with anti-lock brakes. There are airbags Front occupant knee, side front airbags and side curtain airbags. Also standard is OnStar, automatic collision notification, the stolen vehicle assistance and the remote door unlocking-includes.
A rear view camera is standard on LTZ and RS and optional on the LT. The extended safety package includes front collision warning and lane departure warning. It is optional on all but the entry-level LS. In brake testing, a Sonic 2016 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo stopped from 60 mph in 123 feet, an average distance for segment.