2014 Chevrolet Sonic

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$14,170

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2014 Chevrolet Sonic
2014 Chevrolet Sonic

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Interior quality
  • 10 standard airbags
  • Aggressive looks
  • Choice of engines

The bad:

  • Less rear headroom in sedan than in hatchback
  • Most models rated below 40 mpg
  • Pricey for a subcompact
  • Rear visibility (hatchback)

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • LS

    $14,170

  • LT

    $15,420

  • LTZ

    $17,065

  • RS

    $19,325

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2014 Chevrolet Sonic trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Newly available backup camera
  • Available MyLink entertainment system
  • 1.8-liter or turbo 1.4-liter engine
  • Sedan or hatchback
  • Available six-speed automatic

2014 Chevrolet Sonic review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic?

The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic is a five-seat small car that competes with the Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit and Nissan Versa. Trim levels include the Sonic LS Manual, LS Auto, LT Manual, LT Auto, LTZ Manual, LTZ Auto, RS Manual and RS Auto. All trim levels come with front-wheel drive and are offered in both sedan and hatchback body styles.

What's New on the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic?

The 2014 Sonic offers a variety of new optional features, including a backup camera, forward collision warning and a lane departure warning system. LT models are available with a Promotional Package, which includes Chevy's MyLink entertainment system, fog lamps and a power moonroof.

What Features in the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic Are Most Important?

The Sonic comes standard with a 138-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine paired with either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. It is available with a 138-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder that can be mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

Significant standard features include air conditioning, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, 15-inch steel wheels with covers, power locks and 19 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space in hatchback models or 14.9 cubic feet in sedans.

Significant available features include 15-, 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels, as well as simulated leather and suede-style upholstery, remote start, a power moonroof, fog lamps, a rear spoiler, MyLink entertainment and information system with Siri Eyes Free compatibility, power side mirrors and heated front seats.

The upper-tier RS trim includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel with flat-bottom design, painted side mirrors, ground effects around the bumpers and side sills, aluminum pedals, a suspension that's lower and stiffer, front seats with larger side bolsters, a backup camera, a rear spoiler and unique 17-inch wheels.

Standard safety features include front disc/rear drum antilock brakes, 10 standard airbags, an electronic stability system and hill start assist. Available safety features include a backup camera, lane departure warning and forward collision warning. The RS model features all disc brakes.

Should I Buy the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic?

The Sonic is a good choice for shoppers who value an aggressive style, great interior quality and plenty of engine options. If you prefer more headroom, you'll want to opt for the hatchback – but if you want a more spacious, less pricey subcompact vehicle, the Sonic is likely not for you.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews

3.1

Served its purpose. Sonic 2014 LT 1.8

This car served its purpose for basic daily routines. Drive to and from work, and grocery and shopping. Realiability??? Cannot guarantee. Purchase in 2020 with 71,000 mileage. May 2021 mileage was 77,000 engine light on. OBDII showed error codes. Changed thermostat $375.00. Engine light still on. Temperature while on part without AC on was 230. Changed throttle and radiator fan. Spent $950 for parts only. Engine light still on. In shop now. Changed intake manifold. Spent $950 labor & parts. Engine Light was gone but engine temperature is still 230. We paid $7500.00 for this car. Can someone tell me what is wrong with this car? Can't afford to purchase another car for now with only one person working in our household.

1.9

Worst car I’ve owned

Absolutely hate it. I bought it used, but I have had so many issues with it since. Transmission hoses busted, obviously you can’t check transmission fluid in a closed system, so my transmission went out. I was on the interstate in freezing temperatures with my toddler an hour from home when it happened. I’m unsure if it’s because of that or the fact that my traction control stays on. Since we replaced the transmission, the same xxxx thing is happening and it just throws the code for TCM, which was ALSO replaced. Also had to replace the ball joints. Now the engine light, traction control light, and tire pressure lights are all on. The gas gauge and odometer aren’t working and no one has a single idea as to why. Worst car I’ve EVER owned.

5.0

EXACTLY THE TYPE OF CAR I WAS LOOKING FOR

This car was everything I wanted and needed. Its compact and comfortable to drive. I'm glad I got the car and I plan to take a lot of relaxing drives.

See all 95 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified pre-owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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