Key specs of the base trim
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- Interior quality
- 10 standard airbags
- Aggressive looks
- Choice of engines
- Less rear headroom in sedan than in hatchback
- Most models rated below 40 mpg
- Pricey for a subcompact
- Rear visibility (hatchback)
Newly available backup camera
Available MyLink entertainment system
1.8-liter or turbo 1.4-liter engine
Sedan or hatchback
Available six-speed automatic
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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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Worst car I've ever had
This car has had more problems than I can count. I've never had a vehicle with so many problems. Save your money. Do not buy Read full review
A couple recalls and small issues overall good car
2014 Sonic LT. Check engine light went on now twice for same thing 02 sensor light first time crack in hose connected to air filter, now I have to take in again (Sensor on recall). My driver window ... Read full review
The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic currently has 4 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 100,000 miles
60 months / 100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
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)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer Certification Required