Best Bet
  • (4.6) 25 reviews
  • MSRP: $14,345$21,495
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 28-31
  • Engine: 138-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2016 Chevrolet Sonic

Our Take on the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic

Our Take

The subcompact Chevrolet Sonic competes with the Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit and Nissan Versa. Like the Fiesta and Versa, the Sonic is available in sedan and hatchback body styles. Two four-cylinder engines — one of which is turbocharged — are available. A sporty RS version is a... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • So-so gas mileage in most versions
  • Mushy brakes
  • Modest backseat legroom
  • Cumbersome backseat folding (hatchback)
  • Rear visibility (hatchback)

Notable Features

  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot capability standard
  • 1.8-liter or turbo 1.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Sedan or hatchback
  • Backup camera available
  • MyLink entertainment system available


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 25 reviews

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Gives Herbie a Run for His Money

by OldCarLover from Goose Creek, SC on April 30, 2016

This car is a cute little addition to the Chevy line of products. I have a 2016 Sonic LT and its perfect! This car is spacious and taller than your average sedan. Its controls are perfect for any driv... Read Full Review

14 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Sonic LS Auto

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Sonic LS Auto

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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