Used 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan


$7,172 - $11,000
2015 Chevrolet Sonic

2015 Highlights

For 2015, all Chevrolet Sonic LTZ models come standard with the turbocharged engine, and 4G WiFi hotspot capability is standard across the lineup.


Pros

  • Powerful optional turbocharged engine
  • comfortable and spacious cabin
  • generous amount of features
  • fun to drive.

Cons

  • Base engine's lackluster fuel economy
  • budget cabin materials
  • hatchback's mediocre cargo capacity.

Used 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan for Sale

Chevrolet Sonic 2015 LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A) Black Granite Metallic Jet Black/ Dark Titanium premium cloth50,282 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet SonicLT
List:$9,690
Est.Loan: $181/mo
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Chevrolet Sonic 2015 LTZ 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Ashen Gray Metallic Jet Black/ Dark Titanium leatherette43,436 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet SonicLTZ
List:$11,995
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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--- Factory Drive/Train Warranty - LTZ -- TURBO CHARGED --- 2015 Chevy Sonic Hatchback Sedan, Ashen Gray Metallic w Jet Black/Dark Titanium Leather, ABS Brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, Automatic Transmission, Auxiliary Audio Input, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, Front Seat Heaters, Leatherette Seats, Overhead Airbags, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Windows, Rear Defroster, Rear Spoiler, Rear View Camera, Remote Start, Satellite Radio Ready, Side Airbags, Traction Control, Turbo Charged Engine

Summit White Jet Black/ Dark Titanium leatherette68,401 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet SonicLTZ
List:$9,629
Est.Loan: $180/mo
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Red Hot Jet Black/ Dark Titanium leatherette73,451 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet SonicLTZ
List:$11,285
Est.Loan: $211/mo
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"2015 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ FWD 6-Speed Automatic ECOTEC 1.4L I4 SMPI DOHC Turbocharged VVT Bluetooth

Black Granite Metallic Dark Pewter/ Dark Titanium premium cloth49,431 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet SonicLT
List:$7,995
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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'One Owner' 2015 Chevrolet Sonic with 49,431 miles under a 'Chevrolet Factory Warranty'

Silver Ice Metallic Jet Black/ Dark Titanium premium cloth38,552 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet SonicLT
List:$11,000
Est.Loan: $206/mo
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Summit White Jet Black/ Dark Titanium premium cloth56,169 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet SonicLT
List:$9,125
Est.Loan: $171/mo
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Ashen Gray Metallic Jet Black/ Dark Titanium premium cloth20,162 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet SonicLT
List:$9,990
Est.Loan: $187/mo
DARCARS Kia
33.3 mi away
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Ashen Gray Metallic Jet Black/ Dark Titanium leatherette92,071 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet SonicLTZ
List:$6,495
Est.Loan: $122/mo
Advance Motors
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Silver Ice Metallic Jet Black/ Dark Titanium cloth39,895 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet SonicLS
List:$8,494
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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Ashen Gray Metallic Jet Black/ Dark Titanium leatherette63,936 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet SonicLTZ
List:$10,688
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Ashen Gray Metallic Jet Black/ Dark Titanium premium cloth25,919 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet SonicLT
List:$10,396
Est.Loan: $194/mo
Bob Bell Genesis
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Red Hot Jet Black/ Dark Titanium premium cloth29,290 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet SonicLT
List:$10,895
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is one of our top picks for a subcompact sedan or hatchback thanks to its blend of safety, comfort and feature availability.

vehicle overview

When considering the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic for your driveway, a bit of amnesia will help. Specifically, you'll want to forget the many subpar small cars (we're looking at you, Aveo) that have worn Chevy's bowtie logo over the years. The good news is that the 2015 Sonic makes your job easy. Score one for the home team, because this endearing American-built subcompact is fully competitive against the imports that have traditionally dominated the segment.

Offered as a sedan or four-door hatchback, the Sonic feels more refined and substantial than its size would suggest. Its well-tuned suspension provides both steady handling and respectable ride comfort, giving the Sonic the character of a miniature Volkswagen Golf. The standard four-cylinder engine will neither impress you at the pump nor win you many drag races, but the optional turbocharged four-cylinder ratchets up this runabout's performance potential. The turbo-4 also claims an impressive combined EPA rating of 33 mpg with the manual transmission, although we've found it difficult to achieve that number in real-world driving.

Inside, the Sonic has impressed us with its sensible, user-friendly control layout and standard 4G WiFi hotspot capability. The Sonic offers alluring options, too, including an up-to-date touchscreen interface, a rearview camera and advanced safety features like forward collision alert and lane-departure warning. On the flipside, interior materials quality is subpar, and the hatchback model suffers a cargo capacity deficit compared to its competitors. You take the bad with the good in this class, and in the Sonic's case, there's certainly more of the latter than the former.

The 2015 Chevy Sonic isn't the only subcompact worth considering, of course. We drove the sporty Sonic RS model and liked it enough to give it a "B" rating, but we also like the 2015 Ford Fiesta for its refined road manners and impressive fuel economy across the board. The 2015 Hyundai Accent and related 2015 Kia Rio are noteworthy alternatives on account of their spunky style and strong value. The Honda Fit hatchback, redesigned for 2015, is another strong candidate due to its unmatched passenger and cargo flexibility. Even in this talented group, though, the 2015 Chevy Sonic stands out for its impressive combination of performance, safety and value.

trim levels & features

The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is available in sedan and four-door hatchback body styles. Both can seat five passengers. Four trim levels are available: LS, LT, LTZ and RS.

LS models offer 15-inch wheels, automatic headlights, manual mirrors with integrated blind-spot coverage, power locks, remote keyless entry, manual windows, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split-folding rear seatbacks, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a trip computer, Bluetooth phone connectivity, OnStar telematics (with 4G LTE WiFi) and a four-speaker sound system with an auxiliary input jack.

The LT adds 15-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior accents, heated power mirrors, upgraded cloth upholstery, cruise control, power windows, remote ignition (automatic transmission only) and a six-speaker sound system that includes satellite radio.

Moving up to the LTZ gets you the turbocharged engine, 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, simulated leather upholstery, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera and the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system (optional on the LT) with a 7-inch touchscreen interface, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth audio connectivity and a USB/iPod interface.

The RS adds four-wheel disc brakes, a sport body kit with a rear spoiler, a sport-tuned suspension, unique 17-inch wheels, sportier exterior trim, leather and simulated suede upholstery and a sport steering wheel.

A sunroof is optional for LT, LTZ and RS, as is an Advanced Safety package that adds lane-departure warning and forward collision alert. The LTZ sedan also offers a "Dusk" package that includes 18-inch wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, unique exterior styling and leather and simulated suede upholstery.

performance & mpg

The standard engine on 2015 Chevy Sonic LS and LT models is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that produces 138 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission with a hill-hold feature is standard, and a six-speed automatic is available as an option. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 30 mpg combined (26 city/35 highway) with the manual transmission and 28 mpg combined (25 city/35 highway) with the automatic -- below-average results for the subcompact segment.

A turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder is standard on the LTZ and RS (and optional for the LT). Although its 138-hp output mirrors the base engine, it feels more potent thanks to its 148 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a six-speed automatic transmission is optional. Fuel economy in the LTZ and LT trim is rated at 33 mpg combined (29 city/40 highway) with the manual and 31 mpg combined (27 city/37 highway) with the automatic. The RS trim's sportier gearing results in lower estimates of 30 mpg combined (27/34) with the manual and 28 combined (25/33) with the automatic.

In Edmunds performance testing, a turbocharged Sonic LTZ hatchback with the manual accelerated from zero to 60 in 8.8 seconds, quick for this segment. During a yearlong Edmunds test of a turbocharged manual LTZ hatchback, however, we found it difficult to match the EPA's fuel economy estimates in real-world driving.

safety

Every 2015 Chevrolet Sonic comes standard with traction and stability control along with antilock brakes (front disc/rear drum on the LS, LT and LTZ trim levels and four-wheel discs on the RS and Dusk-package models). There are knee airbags for front seat occupants, front seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags. Also standard is OnStar, which includes automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle assistance and remote door unlocking.

A rearview camera is standard on LTZ and RS models and available as an option on the LT. The Advanced Safety package includes forward collision warning (alerting the driver to an imminent impact) and lane-departure warning; it's optional on all but the entry-level LS.

In Edmunds brake testing, a turbocharged Sonic LTZ stopped from 60 mph in 123 feet, an average distance for this segment.

In government crash tests, the Sonic received a perfect five stars overall, including five stars for total frontal impact safety and five stars for total side impact safety. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Sonic its top score of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength crash tests, though the Sonic was deemed "Marginal" (second-worst) in the small-overlap frontal-offset crash test. The Sonic's seat and head restraint design was rated "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

driving

On the road, the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic feels more solid and refined than other subcompact sedans and hatchbacks. Similar to European cars, the Sonic handles well around turns, with notably responsive steering, yet it also rides well enough that long road trips are not an endurance test.

Both engines offer decent performance, but the turbocharged 1.4-liter feels more lively and delivers useful power for merging and passing maneuvers. The only downside is the engine's somewhat sluggish responsiveness, which can make it difficult to accelerate smoothly from a stop in heavy traffic. In addition, efficiency-oriented gearing necessitates frequent shifting in manual-transmission models, because there isn't much power for passing in 5th and 6th gears. That's less of a problem in the sporty RS model, as its transmission is geared to provide quicker responses. The firmly tuned RS suspension also sharpens up the car's handling through turns, yet the ride remains compliant.

interior

The interior of the 2015 Chevy Sonic is attractive enough, but the extensive use of hard plastics confirms the car's economy focus. It earns extra points for comfort, however, as even tall drivers can find a driving position that works. Smaller adults should find the rear seats similarly accommodating by segment standards, with decent amounts of head- and legroom.

The Sonic's gauges and controls are well laid out and easy to operate. Among the more intriguing features is the available MyLink touchscreen interface with voice controls (including Siri Eyes Free for iPhone users) and smartphone integration. MyLink allows you to enjoy Internet radio apps such as Pandora, and you can also add navigation capabilities via the inexpensive "BringGo" app. However, the screen sometimes frustrates with its failure to register touch inputs.

The sedan's 14-cubic-foot trunk is among the largest in the segment and can be expanded further with the standard 60/40-split-folding rear seatbacks. The Sonic hatchback offers 19 cubic feet with the rear seats up, but just 30.9 cubic feet folded down -- significantly less capacity than the Honda Fit or even the Hyundai Accent.

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Features & Specs

LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)LTZ 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)RS 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)RS 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)LTZ 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
MPG2828313030282933
Seating55555555
Transmission6-speed automatic6-speed automatic6-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual6-speed automatic6-speed manual6-speed manual
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower138 hp @ 6300 rpm138 hp @ 6300 rpm138 hp @ 4900 rpm138 hp @ 6300 rpm138 hp @ 6300 rpm138 hp @ 4900 rpm138 hp @ 4900 rpm138 hp @ 4900 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover12.6%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating


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Better than expected.
Pros: spacious yet compact, good mpg (especially for where I live), responsive and nimble, 1.4 turbo, value for dollar. The cons to the vehicle include: Harder than usual plastics (they do fit well and look nice). No full armrest (seriously, Chevy? Not even on the LTZ model?) Hushed, but still louder than preferred road noise. No padding where your elbows rest (again, Chevy, seriously? The car was $23,000 new...you can pad the door panel where elbows rest!!!) Base engine: awful! Sounds like a lawnmower. Buy the 1.4 Turbo! It beats the 1.8 engine in every way. Overall, if you want something easy to park, that is fun to drive, delivers excellent MPG, and has lots of room for the size, you won't be disappointed with the Sonic! **Update 2017: I'm still quite happy with the car. MPG is holding at 27.9 combined since purchase. Replaced junk OEM tires with premium Continental's which quieted the car down significantly.* **Update 2018**. The car is still running well but I have some unresolved issues. A squealing serpentine belt & pulley assembly that was replaced under warranty and is still squealing (taking it to Chevy once again). Rattling rear window shelf replaced under warranty - still rattling. Plastic surrounds around the door locks pop up, cigarette outlet pulls right out of the housing. Not exactly confidence inspiring for future reliability.
Low cost fun!
I bought this car out of necessity in October 2015 to replace my 2005 Ford Escape, which was in need of major repairs. My criteria was to find the least expensive Chevrolet I could by that was actually built in the United States. I have the base LS Sedan 5 speed, and my only factory option is a cargo net. Let me begin by saying I had no idea how much I would enjoy driving this car! It is by far my favorite of our family drivers, which include a 2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude, and my daughter's 2011 Chevy Cruise. My Sonic Sedan sits family high, it has great sight lines, it is very easy to get into and out of, even for occasional front seat passengers well over 6' tall. The trunk is cavernous, and with both back seats folded down, you can carry a ridiculous amount of stuff in this car. The Sears are comfortable, and with four average size passengers, there is more than adequate room in the car. The real pleasure of this little car is in how nicely it drives. I have the base 1.8 liter engine, with a 5 speed. The transmission is very good, and goes easily and almost crisply into gear. The gear spacing (ratios) are perfect, with just the right amount of performance overlap from one gear to the next, and this car will go 75-80 mph all day, without you the driver feeling like you have been beat up in a small car. The suspension is interesting. The car has a nice compliant ride over any road surface, and the ride quality is surprisingly good. You'd be tempted think it was sprung too softly, and then you hit a curve, and you take that curve in complete control. Amazing for a car with a beam rear axle; but then again, I read that Chevrolet had the suspension team for the Corvette set the spring rates and shock damping for the rear suspension. My combined mpg is 34.5 mpg. All day long. If I reset the mpg display before a hwy trip I can get 40 mpg. That's the truth, and may be due to manual transmission. So, that's all the stuff I like. - - What I don't like is the quirky LED instrument panel. The only analog gage is the tach; everything else is digital. My biggest complaint with it is that there is no temperature display, which is a pain in the winter time. I'm not a fan of the instrument panel, and I think that Chevy has fixed that, and gone more analog in 2017. Also, the base "infotainment" system is pretty lame; front door and A pillar speakers only, nothing in back, and am-fm only. I have to use an aux cord with my iPhone. There is no USB port in the base car (LS). I use a 12 Vdc adapter to charge my phone in the car. The Bluetooth, however, does work great, and I use that feature all the time. The car is also a WiFi hot spot, which is pretty cool. I should also say that I have had absolutely ZERO problems with this car, from a maintenance or build quality perspective. I is very tight, and very quiet. -Surprisingly so. In summary, I like this car A LOT! I bought it as "BT" - basic transportation, but it has turned out to be way more than that. Finally, on a recent business trip, I had the chance to rent a 2014 Sonic LT sedan with 42,000 miles. That car had all the stuff I like about my car, but with power windows, an automatic transmission, and a decent factory sound system, and with 42K on the click it was still tight and quiet. These are great little cars, that live a lot bigger than they actually are.
Really surprised at how nice it road
Since owning the sonic I have had many people comment on how nice it rides. Even had one person say they want to get one. Very nice quiet smooth ride for its size. I bought this in 2016 but it was a 2015 sitting on the lot with a manual transmission, so I was able to get a terrific deal. 13k out the door for an LT sedan. Huge trunk which is important for me because my wife and I do a lot of road trip vacations. Back seat space is pretty small with front seats all the way back, but not a big concern for us cause the kids are grown and gone. I am 6'1" and the seat still has plenty of room to go back. I was also considering the fiesta sedan and this car won out due to the better safety scores AND it was made in AMERICA. Only complaint I have is I wish the mylink system allowed you to mirror google navigation onto the screen. You have to down load their app for navigation and it is a subpar app. Oh well, just use the phone to navigate. Terrific little car for the money.
Used 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan Overview

The Used 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan is offered in the following styles: LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A), LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), RS 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), RS 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and LTZ 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan?

Save up to $300 on one of 18 Used 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,172 as of 07/17/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 2.3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan LT is priced between $7,995 and $11,000 with odometer readings between 17050 and 108848 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan LS is priced between $7,172 and $8,995 with odometer readings between 38545 and 78576 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan LTZ is priced between $10,000 and $10,688 with odometer readings between 48843 and 63936 miles.

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