2014 Chevrolet Sonic consumer reviews

$14,170–$15,780 MSRP range
side view of 2014 Sonic Chevrolet
79% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 3.9
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1.0

Piece of xxxx buy forgein

This car is a lemon. Everything on this car has had to be replaced before 100,000 miles. I have replaced, fuel harness, fuel tank, fuel injectors cleaned, water pump, timing belt, radiator, coolant reservoir, my transmission went out while driving in a busy intersection no Warning. Air bags have been repaired and replaced and still having problems. Electrical problems since purchasing. This car was very poorly made. I have put more money into the car then it’s worth. Chevy doesn’t stand by it and won’t admit to the cars poor design and Takati won’t take responsibility for the airbags not deploying either. Worst part I live in illinois where our lemon laws only allow 30 days from purchase to file for lemon law. I’m stuck with an undriveable car for 6 years. Pieces of xxxx. Chevy should have taken them all back and given out a better car to all these ppl that got dooped. I will NEVER buy another Chevy again.

1.1

Money Pit

Worst car! I bought my sonic brand new. At first it was simple things going wrong...alternator/battery/headlights every few months. I've always been on time with servicing my car. As soon as I hit 100k the car took a total crap. Car started throwing multiple codes went into fail safe mode rendering me stranded. I've had to replace multiple sensors/coil pack/ECM. That was last year. Car hit 115k check engine light came on once again and started throwing multiple codes... P0131 and P0171 so I replaced the sensor but as soon as I did that the engine light started blinking and running horrible throwing a multitude of codes. Upon inspection noticed PCV valve was creating a vacuum. Recall on this but only for the 1.4L mine isn't covered because it's a 1.8L... Crock if you ask me. Luckily I've gotten off cheaper than others due to friends that are mechanics or doing the work myself but honestly I am getting seriously tired of throwing money at this car and being stranded without a vehicle. I don't have other transportation so I'm hoping that by replacing the valve cover it'll run long enough to trade in on something more reliable. If you are considering buying a Sonic... Think twice these are a money pit, you might buy it new for cheap but you'll be upside down b4 you leave the lot and will eventually wind up spending money on repairs that you could have spent purchasing a more reliable vehicle to start with.

3.3

chevy sonic good on gas but not made very well

every time it is time to inspect the car the check engine light comes on.every two years you have to replace the cover over the motor because it leaks. the gear shift breaks . get the replacement parts still fo not work. why buy a car you have to put money in after the first year.

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.

5.0

This was my first car in my life and I enjoy it.

This car surprised me, I thought it would be very hard for me to take care of it but I like it’s fuel consumption enough room and big boot.

4.9

The most wonderful and reliable car.

It is perfect for daily use. It saves gas compaired with other cars, which is quite prefered by my friends. The car is quite reliable. I had a comfortable driving to Orlando.

2.7

Least Reliable car I've ever owned

Lots of problems. Constant leaking valves, turbo failed at 120K miles and ruined the catalytic converter. $3K estimated repair bill on a car that is only worth $2K at just 120K mostly highway miles. I'm the only owner and take meticulous care of my cars. Unfortunately, the interior and exterior look amazing still - the engine is the lemon on this car.

1.0

Hate this piece of xxxx

It's literally in the shop every month I feel like. In actually getting it looked at again on Monday cause the check engine light is on and there's a clicking noise after I turn off my car. Smh I can't wait to never own a Chevy again