Used 2016 Chevrolet Sonic

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2016 Chevrolet Sonic
List price range
$9,985 - $13,995

Pros

  • Optional turbocharged engine is powerful and gets better fuel economy than the base engine
  • cabin is relatively spacious for this class
  • generous number of standard and available features
  • ride quality is better than most competitors
  • fun to drive.

Cons

  • Base engine's lackluster fuel economy
  • cabin materials look and feel cheap
  • RS trim's sporty suspension is surprisingly rough.

Used 2016 Chevrolet Sonic for Sale

Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
33,775 miles
Used 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LT
List$9,900
Est.Loan: $185/mo
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Recent Arrival! Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Black 2016 Chevrolet Sonic LT FWD 6-Speed Automatic ECOTEC 1.8L I4 DOHC VVT 35/24 Highway/City MPG 24/35mpg Awards: * 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick * 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick with optional front crash prevention Reviews: * Optional turbocharged engine is powerful and gets better fuel economy than the base engine; cabin is relatively spacious for this class; generous number of standard and available features; ride quality is better than most competitors; fun to drive. Source: Edmunds We have been serving our community for the last 61 years and it is our pleasure serve you. ** We make every effort to provide accurate information, please verify options, Color and price before purchasing. **All prices do not include registering state TAX, Title, License and a $699 processing fee **
Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LTZ 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
42,730 miles
Used 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LTZ
List$10,400
Est.Loan: $194/mo
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$286 Below Market
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At Renn Kirby Mitsubishi It's all about the adventure and getting the most enjoyment out of your new ride. we strive to provide you with the best quality vehicles for the lowest possible price, and this Sonic is no exception. Black Leather Seats, Back-up Camera, MD Inspected, Clean Carfax, Balance of Factory Warranty, and 3 Month Free SiriusXM Included on Factory Equipped Vehicles.
Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
49,705 miles
Used 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LT
List$11,395
Est.Loan: $213/mo
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GENIUS TOOLS & VEHICLE BENEFITS: Experience the Genius Way to Buy a Car at DriveTime with true online financing terms, no haggle pricing and a pressure free sales experience. Every vehicle at DriveTime is inspected prior to arriving on the lot and comes complete with a 5-Day vehicle return policy, 30 Day/1500 Mile Limited Warranty. DriveTime vehicles also include a FREE AutoCheck History Report plus an extensive list of vehicle features and safety information. With over 14,000 used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs nationwide, we have the vehicle you�ve been dreaming of! Note: Price excludes taxes and finance charges, and may exclude doc fees up to $299 and other applicable fees (where allowed by state law).
Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LTZ 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
46,157 miles
Used 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LTZ
List$12,265
Est.Loan: $229/mo
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$337 Below Market
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Visit Koons Automotive of Woodbridge online at www.koonsofwoodbridge.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 571-285-3277 today to schedule your test drive.
Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
52,290 miles
Used 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LT
Marlow Heights
32.4 mi away
List$11,895
Est.Loan: $222/mo
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GENIUS TOOLS & VEHICLE BENEFITS: Experience the Genius Way to Buy a Car at DriveTime with true online financing terms, no haggle pricing and a pressure free sales experience. Every vehicle at DriveTime is inspected prior to arriving on the lot and comes complete with a 5-Day vehicle return policy, 30 Day/1500 Mile Limited Warranty. DriveTime vehicles also include a FREE AutoCheck History Report plus an extensive list of vehicle features and safety information. With over 14,000 used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs nationwide, we have the vehicle you�ve been dreaming of! Note: Price excludes taxes and finance charges, and may exclude doc fees up to $299 and other applicable fees (where allowed by state law).
Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
38,738 miles
Used 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LT
List$9,985
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
42,370 miles
Used 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LT
List$10,595
Est.Loan: $198/mo
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Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
34,698 miles
Used 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LS
Waldorf Chevrolet
41.8 mi away
List$9,895
Est.Loan: $185/mo
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$272 Below Market
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***AUTOMATIC, **USB PORTS, ***BLUE TOOTH CAPABLE, ***STATE INSPECTED, ***2ND ROW BUCKET SEATS, ***MD STATE INSPECTED. 2016 Chevrolet Sonic LS 4D Sedan graphite silver metallic 6-Speed Automatic Awards:* 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick * 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick with optional front crash prevention Reviews:* Optional turbocharged engine is powerful and gets better fuel economy than the base engine; cabin is relatively spacious for this class; generous number of standard and available features; ride quality is better than most competitors; fun to drive. Source: EdmundsWaldorf Chevrolet Cadillac is Dedicated to Excellence! Please call us at 301-645-7000 or visit us on the web at www.waldorfchevycadillac.com.
Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
52,792 miles
Used 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LT
List$9,576
Est.Loan: $179/mo
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$263 Below Market
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OMG SO CUTE!!!!!! GREAT ON GAS****HUGE SCREEN**** NISSAN OF BOWIE CERTIFIED***** SUPER CLEAN*** Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Blue 2016 Chevrolet Sonic LT ECOTEC 1.8L I4 DOHC VVT Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! All our prices exclude tax, tags and dealer processing fee anD $995 reconditioning fee. 35/24 Highway/City MPG Awards: * 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick with optional front crash prevention * 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick Reviews: * Optional turbocharged engine is powerful and gets better fuel economy than the base engine; cabin is relatively spacious for this class; generous number of standard and available features; ride quality is better than most competitors; fun to drive. Source: Edmunds
Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LTZ 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
40,506 miles
Used 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LTZ
Buchanan Kia
46 mi away
List$11,498
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
37,795 miles
Used 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LT
List$11,695
Est.Loan: $219/mo
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GENIUS TOOLS & VEHICLE BENEFITS: Experience the Genius Way to Buy a Car at DriveTime with true online financing terms, no haggle pricing and a pressure free sales experience. Every vehicle at DriveTime is inspected prior to arriving on the lot and comes complete with a 5-Day vehicle return policy, 30 Day/1500 Mile Limited Warranty. DriveTime vehicles also include a FREE AutoCheck History Report plus an extensive list of vehicle features and safety information. With over 14,000 used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs nationwide, we have the vehicle you�ve been dreaming of! Note: Price excludes taxes and finance charges, and may exclude doc fees up to $299 and other applicable fees (where allowed by state law).
Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
40,149 miles
Used 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LT
List$10,765
Est.Loan: $201/mo
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Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
45,902 miles
Cpo 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LT
List$9,577
Est.Loan: $179/mo
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***CLEAN CARFAX***ONE OWNER*** Certified. Nightfall Gray Metallic 2016 Chevrolet Sonic LT FWD 6-Speed Automatic ECOTEC 1.8L I4 DOHC VVT FULLY SERVICED***, ONE OWNER**, CLEAN CARFAX***, ALLOY WHEELS**, BLUETOOTH***, BACKUP CAMERA***, GREAT GAS MILEAGE**++. GM CERTIFIED WITH OWNERCARE PLUS - 2 YEAR / 30,000 MILE STANDARD CPO MAINTENANCE 12 MONTH / 12000 MILE COMPREHENSIVE WARRANTY ADDED TO THE 36 MONTH / 36000 MILE. Recent Arrival! 35/24 Highway/City MPG Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned Details: * 172 Point Inspection * 24 months/24,000 miles (whichever comes first) CPO Scheduled Maintenance Plan and 3 days/150 miles (whichever comes first) Vehicle Exchange Program * Powertrain Limited Warranty: 72 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date * Warranty Deductible: $0 * Roadside Assistance * Vehicle History * Transferable Warranty * Limited Warranty: 12 Month/12,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from certified purchase date
Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
16,389 miles
Used 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LT
List$10,998
Est.Loan: $206/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Visit Koons Automotive of Fredericksburg South online at www.KoonsNow.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at� 540-479-6555 today to schedule your test drive.
Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
44,054 miles
Used 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LT
List$10,250
Est.Loan: $192/mo
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$282 Below Market
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Recent Arrival! 2016 4D Sedan graphite silver metallic 2016 Chevrolet Sonic LT FWD ECOTEC 1.8L I4 DOHC VVT Easterns Automotive Group has sold used cars in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia communities for over 30 years and has sold over 100,000 certified used vehicles. Every Easterns vehicle has passed a rigorous Multi-Point Quality Certification and a 7-day return policy so you can buy with confidence. CARFAX One-Owner. 6-Speed Automatic 24/35mpg 35/24 Highway/City MPG Awards: * 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick * 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick with optional front crash prevention Easterns operates an open inventory and any of our cars can be transferred and purchased from any location. Easterns has six convenient used car dealerships around Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Search our vast inventory of over 1000 cars and remember at Easterns Your Job Is Your Credit. Reviews: * Optional turbocharged engine is powerful and gets better fuel economy than the base engine; cabin is relatively spacious for this class; generous number of standard and available features; ride quality is better than most competitors; fun to drive. Source: Edmunds
Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
43,941 miles
Used 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LT
List$8,994
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Hertz Car Sales, Buying a Car Made Better! Our Hertz Certified vehicles come with a 12mo/12k mile ltd warranty. We offer a full range of financing solutions, and Trade-ins are welcome. This 2016 Chevrolet Sonic has great acceleration and wonderful styling without sacrificing exceptional fuel economy. Beautiful color combination with White,summit exterior over BLA interior making this the one to own! The Chevrolet Sonic LT will provide you with everything you have always wanted in a car -- Quality, Reliability, and Character. More information about the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic: The subcompact segment seems to get larger by the year, and the 2016 Sonic faces stiff competition from established players like the Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit. With its nimble chassis and turbocharged 1.4L engine, the Sonic offers a spirited driving experience its rivals can't match. Sedan or hatchback body styles also give it the edge, and with a low entry price and plenty of convenience options just a click away, the Sonic stands out as a real bargain for shoppers on a budget. Strengths of this model include Aggressive styling, sedan or hatchback body styles, available turbocharged engine, fuel efficiency, and nimble handling Visit us at HertzCarSalesBaltimore.com or call us at (888) 376-5720.
Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
39,251 miles
Cpo 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LT
List$10,885
Est.Loan: $203/mo
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$299 Below Market
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GM Certified 2016 Chevrolet Sonic LT with Gas saving 1.8L, Automatic Trans, 15 Painted Aluminum Wheels, AM/FM/SiriusXM, MP3 decoder, Rear Vision Camera. 35/24 Highway/City MPG Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Transferable Warranty * Roadside Assistance * Limited Warranty: 12 Month/12,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from certified purchase date * Warranty Deductible: $0 * Vehicle History * 172 Point Inspection * 24 months/24,000 miles (whichever comes first) CPO Scheduled Maintenance Plan and 3 days/150 miles (whichever comes first) Vehicle Exchange Program * Powertrain Limited Warranty: 72 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date Awards: * 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick with optional front crash prevention * 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick Bayside For Life Oil Changes and Tire Rotations, Car Washes, Earn Points, and more Call for Details. 7 Day Exchange Policy - If you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, you may exchange it for full credit towards the next vehicle you buy from us - it is that easy! Recall Notice: We make every effort to ensure all manufacture safety recalls are addressed prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov. Reviews: * Optional turbocharged engine is powerful and gets better fuel economy than the base engine; cabin is relatively spacious for this class; generous number of standard and available features; ride quality is better than most competitors; fun to drive. Source: Edmunds
Chevrolet Sonic 2016 LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
91,354 miles
Used 2016
Chevrolet Sonic
LT
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Come see this 2016 Chevrolet Sonic LT. Its Automatic transmission and Gas I4 1.8L/110 engine will keep you going. This Chevrolet Sonic features the following options: WHEELS, 15 (38.1 CM) PAINTED ALUMINUM (STD), TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC (STD), TIRES, P195/65R15 ALL-SEASON, BLACKWALL (STD), SUMMIT WHITE, SEATS, FRONT BUCKET WITH RECLINE AND HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE HEADRESTS (STD), LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT, JET BLACK/DARK TITANIUM, DELUXE CLOTH SEAT TRIM, ENGINE, ECOTEC 1.8L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4-CYLINDER SEQUENTIAL MFI (138 hp [103 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 125 lb-ft of torque [168.8 N-m] @ 3800 rpm) (STD), CHEVROLET MYLINK RADIO, AM/FM STEREO WITH SEEK-AND-SCAN AND DIGITAL CLOCK includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; voice recognition for compatible phone; Pandora, TuneIn radio, Stitcher and Siri Eyes Free voice recognition smartphone compatible; all functions controlled through 7 diagonal color touch-screen; deletes card slot on center console, no CD player included (STD), and AXLE, 3.47 FINAL DRIVE RATIO. See it for yourself at The Used Car Factory, 27725 Three Notch Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

There's no shortage of cars to choose from if you need something small and cost-effective. The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic stands out for its comparatively roomy interior and available hatchback body style. It's even fun to drive, especially with the turbocharged engine offering. Read on to find out why the Sonic deserves your consideration.

vehicle overview

While its name suggests an ability to break the sound barrier, in reality the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic's performance is closer to Sega's zippy blue hedgehog than Chuck Yeager's Bell X-1. The Sonic is a surprisingly sprightly urban runabout when fitted with the available turbocharged engine and manual transmission. In sporty RS trim, it also remains remarkably well composed when thrown around tight corners. We also like the Sonic's relatively roomy cabin, which has ample space for tall front seat occupants and more head-, foot- and knee room for rear seat passengers than you might expect.

The Sonic is not without its flaws, however. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the base engine is mediocre, and the optional engine, while peppy, takes a few moments for the turbocharger to kick in and provide real acceleration. Interior materials quality is low, even for a segment where ample amounts of hard plastics in the cabin are common. The sport suspension in the RS makes the ride unnecessarily rough and difficult to live with on a day-to-day basis.

There are a few other subcompacts worth considering. The 2016 Ford Fiesta is one of our favorites, with two fuel-efficient engines and a high-performance ST variant that has more horsepower and superior road handling than the Sonic RS but costs roughly the same. The 2016 Hyundai Accent and related 2016 Kia Rio are stylish alternatives that offer great value and longer warranty coverage periods. You'll also be wise to check out the redesigned 2016 Honda Fit hatchback, which can't be beat for superior cargo capacity and versatility. But overall we like the zippy Chevrolet Sonic enough to overlook the majority of its shortcomings.

trim levels & features

The 2016 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.

The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic is available as a four-door sedan or hatchback, both with seating for five.

LS models offer 15-inch steel 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 audio jack.

The LT adds alloy wheels, chrome exterior accents, heated power mirrors, upgraded cloth upholstery, cruise control, power windows, remote ignition (automatic transmission only), a six-speaker sound system, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, satellite radio, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth audio connectivity and a USB port.

Moving up to the LTZ gets you the turbocharged engine, 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, foglights, additional chrome exterior accents, simulated leather upholstery, heated front seats, a rearview camera and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

The RS adds four-wheel disc brakes, a sport body kit, a sport-tuned suspension, unique 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 a Driver Confidence 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 2016 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 (24 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 for the LT and RS, while a six-speed automatic is optional for those and standard on the LTZ.

Fuel economy in the LT trim is rated at 33 mpg combined (29 city/40 highway) with the manual. The LT and LTZ get 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 mpg combined (25/33) with the automatic. In our testing, however, we found that this engine struggled to match those estimates in real-world driving.

In Edmunds performance testing, a turbocharged Sonic LTZ hatchback with the manual accelerated from zero to 60 in 8.4 seconds, quick for this segment. Oddly, an RS we tested was slower at 9.0 seconds.

safety

Every 2016 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, 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 Driver Confidence 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 government crash tests, the Sonic sedan received a perfect five-star rating 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 sedan its top score of "Good" in the moderate-overlap and small-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength crash tests. The Sonic's seat and head restraint design was rated "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

driving

On the road, the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic feels more solid and refined than other subcompact sedans and hatchbacks. Similar to the Volkswagen Golf, 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. Unfortunately, that isn't true of the RS version. While the sport-tuned suspension sharpens up the car's handling through turns, it comes at the expense of ride quality. Take the Sonic RS over any pavement rougher than glass and you might momentarily think you're riding on a wooden roller coaster.

The Chevy Sonic is one of the more enjoyable subcompacts to drive thanks to a strong turbocharged engine.

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.

interior

The interior of the 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 MyLink interface (standard on LT, LTZ and RS trims) brings smartphone integration in addition to an attractive touchscreen.

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 14.9-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 and 47.7 cubic feet folded down — very good, but bested slightly by the Honda Fit (52.7) and Kia Rio (49.8).

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic.

An American Built Success Story
Ross A., 10/20/2016
After hitting 8,500 miles with my 2016 Sonic, I think it is time to review this surprisingly well put-together car. I commute over 100 miles round trip a day in upstate NY, so the Sonic and I have spent a lot of quality time together over the past months. Before the Sonic, I drove a 2013 Honda Fit, a car which the Sonic has blown out of the water (I decided to part with the Fit after it was out of commission for a total of 6 months for an airbag recall-and there will be another to follow). First of all, for what you get, the Sonic is priced exceptionally competitively. I paid just over $11,000 for my LS Hatch, brand new. True, it didn't come with a lot of bells and whistles, but it's an American built car that is a top safety pick, had Bluetooth and Onstar, and looks stylish to boot. Though I looked at getting a new Fit, I couldn't spend 5k-7k more for a car with the same features built in Mexico. Second, driving wise, the Somic outperforms the Fit as well. For a subcompact car, the Sonic is fun to drive (while getting an average of 35 mpg) and you sit fairly high up in comparison to other subcompacts. My wife has a Subaru Impreza and when riding in her vehicle one sits noticeably closer to the road. Third, the Sonic's interior design is functional and well thought out, however the materials could be of higher quality, though if I cared about being surrounded by "soft-touch" materials, I would have opted for a more expensive car. Overall the Sonic seems like it will be an excellent vehicle that will last a long time.
Great car for a first car, otherwise not so much
Pandamo, 5/16/2017
I bought this car as the second car I have ever owned. To be honest, I loved it at first. However, I live in Utah and this car is awful in the winter. It is way to light to have decent traction in the snow and rain. It also takes forever to defog.
A good cheap car. Having the Hatchback is very gre
Mary Sanderson, 7/18/2016
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Sonic a great car for a college student
Sonic Boomer, 10/11/2016
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Features & Specs

MPG
24 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
24 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
25 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 4900 rpm
MPG
26 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
138 hp @ 6300 rpm
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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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2016 Chevrolet Sonic Overview

The Used 2016 Chevrolet Sonic is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A), LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A), LS 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A), LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A), RS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), LS 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M), LTZ 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), RS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M), RS 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M), LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M), LTZ 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and RS 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2016 Chevrolet Sonic?

Save up to $337 on one of 35 Used 2016 Chevrolet Sonic for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $8,994 as of08/17/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2016 Chevrolet Sonic trim styles:

  • The Used 2016 Chevrolet Sonic LT is priced between $8,994 and$12,998 with odometer readings between 16389 and454814 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ is priced between $10,400 and$12,265 with odometer readings between 40506 and47489 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Chevrolet Sonic RS is priced between $13,995 and$14,800 with odometer readings between 5991 and8800 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Chevrolet Sonic LS is priced between $9,895 and$9,895 with odometer readings between 34698 and34698 miles.

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