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Chevy Sonic features and specifications

The Chevy Sonic has two great looking body styles available: a 5-door hatchback and a 4 door sedan.  The sedan has a sophisticated upscale look while the hatchback is perceived as a more agile and sporty look.  Both of these cars convey a spirited, fun, youthful attitude and look. 

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The Sonic's quad-halogen reflector lamps have a sporty "high tech" design that offer, you, the driver excellent vision during night time driving conditions.  These headlamps have no lens cover and the tail lamps offer the same style as do the headlamps.  The hatchback and sedan have the same headlamps but have a little different twist to the tail lamps to match the differences in the styling of these two cars.

                                                                                            Sonic Hatchback              Sonic Sedan

From every angle the, Sonic sedan and the hatchback model represent strength, stability, refinement.  These two models are distinctively different.  The 5-door hatchback carries a tight, two box shape with aggressive diving features lines, while the sedan "notch back" profile has a more upscale and mature presence.  At first glance the hatchback model looks like a three door because the rear door handles are discretely located behind the pillar.  The hatchback also has the"motorcycle" inspired tail lamps and and other unconventional details.




The Chevy Sonic sedan and hatchback are available in these great color choices.  Available later in the the model year there will be two more color choices available.  Choices include Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Black, Victory Red, Crystal Red Tint coat (extra cost paint) and the extra sharp extra sporty, Inferno Orange Metallic (extra cost paint).  View our Sonic color choices

The Chevy Sonic has an impressive engine line up with two engines available.  The ECOTEC 1.8L and the ECOTEC 1.4L turbo.  These engines make the Sonic a fun, low cost car to own and drive.  The 1.8L is a powerful engine that is standard on all trim levels of the Sonic.  It boasts an impressive 138hp @ 6300 rpm and 125 lb-ft torque @ 3800 rpm.  The  EPA estimated fuel economy is 26/35 with the manual transmission and 25/35 with the automatic transmission.  One of the great benefits of these engines is that the first tune-up is not recommended until 100,000 miles!  The 1.4L turbo gets the great fuel mileage of a small engine and and once the turbo kicks in you will have all the power you need to pass and get up to the highway speed quickly.  The timing chain on the 1.4L does not have any maintenance necessary, unlike some of the timing belts that tend to cause problems.  The EPA on this engine is 29/40, among the best in the world.

You can choose from three different transmission choices.  A 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, and a 6-speed automatic.  The 5 speed manual is standard on the 1.8 and features two overdrive gears, up shift indicator light and the hill hold feature that helps the car from rolling backwards when stopped on hills.  The 6-speed manual is standard on the 1.4L turbocharged engine on the LT or the LTZ model.  This transmission features 3 overdrive gears, the hill hold feature and requires no fluid changes under normal driving conditions.  The 6-speed automatic is available on all trim levels when paired with the 1.8L engine.  The 1.4L 6-speed automatic will not be available until mid year 2012.  This transmission also includes the (DSC), which allows tap-up / tap down shifting.

  Hill Holder Technology
Prevents vehicle rolling forwards or backwards when on steep grades.
The Sonic is equipped with a sensor to determine if the incline is > 5%.
Brakes hold the vehicle in place.

Learn More about the Hill Hold Technology


The body and frame of the Chevy Sonic are combined to create a single unit called a "Body frame integral" design, with 60% of the Sonic body made up of high strength steel which reduces road noise, vibration and increases the chassis stiffness.

The interior of the Sonic is spacious and the dual cockpit design makes the contemporary interior look very upscale. 

Front Seating:
Reclining front bucket seats with driver seat height adjustment.
Driver side fold down armrest.
LS Model- 2 tone sport cloth
LT Model- 2 tone Deluxe cloth
LTZ model - 2 tone, perforated leatherette w/heated front seats- 3 color choices
All front and rear outboard seating positions included adjustable head rests.
Rear Seating:
60/40 Split rear seats offer you plenty of leg room as well as folding virtually
flat for cargo carrying space.

Inspired by by motorcycle instrument clusters the Sonic combines analog tachometer and a digital speedometer. 
Framed with a graphite silver bezel and 12 insets for tell tale warning lamps such as "check engine" and "low fuel".  The fuel level, compass heading and the Drivers Information center are shown in both digital and graphic formats.


Manual transmission equipped Sonics include an up-shift indicator.

The "center stack" of the Sonic offers:
*An open cubby
*On the sides of the center stack are large openings that make storage compartments
 with in arms reach.
*The radio is located high enough to give you great visibility while keeping your eyes up.
*A spring loaded card holder located just below the ac/heater controls keeps your parking
 pass and cards organized.
*The door locks, hazard light button and the air bag indicator is located below the card
*The heating and air conditioning controls consist of three dials.  One for temperature,
 fan speed and
vent mode with a recirculate feature.
*More storage located below the heating and air controls at the bottom.

* Plenty of room for your cell phone to charge.
* There is a 12 volt power outlet located below the shift lever.
* The Stabilitrak-traction-control on and off button is located below the power outlet.
* Sonic has a power on/off child safety lock switch below the traction control button,
  the only vehicle is its class to offer this feature.
* Two cup holders for the front passenger and one for the rear passenger seat use.
* The parking brake is located to the right of the drivers seat.

The Sonic is all about functionality from the upper and lower glove boxes to the door storage pockets and the front
seat back pockets, the Sonic will be able to store all of you gear.

*Open storage at the top of the center stack.

*Two Storage areas to the right of the vents
*Spring loaded card holder

*Center console includes a open storage area.
*Upper and lower glove boxes
*The back of the front passenger seat includes a storage pocket.
*The sedan models have 14 cu. ft of storage capacity.
*The hatchback models 19 cu. ft of storage capacity.
*LT and LTZ models
include a covered cargo area below the cargo load floor.

Covered storage are under the cargo load floor.

Cargo volume in the hatchback model:
19 cu. ft with rear seats up
30.7 cu. ft with rear seats down

Standard On Every Sonic:

*Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
*Air Cabin filter-helps prevent pollen and allergens from entering the cabin.
*Power Locks
* Keyless Entry
*Power Child Security Locks
*OnStar - 6 Months of Directions and Connections
*Drivers information center

Standard on LT and LTZ Models


Optional Features Available on the Chevy Sonic

*LS Models
 -Upgraded radio with CD player w/Mp3 capability, SirusXM satellite radio and 6 speakers.
LT Models
-Connectivity Plus Cruise Pkg w/ USB, Bluetooth, cruise, steering wheel controls, remote start.
-Wheel and Fog Lamp package.

LTZ Models
-Power Sunroof

Staying Connected

The Auxiliary Input Jack is standard on all radios in the Sonic.  You can connect portable
audio players like your Ipod or mp3 players.  You cannot operate the audio device through
the radio controls.

The USB port is standard on the LTZ model and optional on the Sonic LT model.  You can
operate the audio player through the Sonic's audio system's controls.

Standard on the LTZ and the LT models is Bluetooth.  Bluetooth pairs your cell phone to the vehicle's audio system
letsyou make calls without taking your hands off the wheel.  This feature is included with the Connectivity Plus
Cruise Package.

myChevrolet Mobile App

The myChevrolet App will help you to locate then nearest dealer. schedule routine
maintenance and get connected with roadside assistance fast and easily.  This app
also includes a link to the OnStar app, Find my car feature and mark your parking spot
and set parking meter alarms. Plus you can access your online owners manual and

The OnStar Mobile App lets you access all the features of OnStar from your smart phone.
With OnStar's connection to your vehicle you can do things like lock and unlock the doors,
start the engine, diagnostic information, engine oil life, fuel level, and current and
recommended tire pressure. 

Personalizing Your Brand New Sonic

GM offers a wide variety of accessories for your Chevy Sonic.  Sonic is the first model in the Chevy line up to offer Z-spec
branded accessories.  This line offers exterior accessories such as ground effects, painted wheels, color contrasting parts
and much more.  These accessories offer a youthful and contemporary image for Chevrolet. 

The color flash packages all you to mix and match appearance packages and wheels to create a look that is personalize to your individual liking.  Available is a "White Flash" and a "Black Flash" package.  

Recently Chevrolet partnered with Original Wraps to offer a line of Sonic wraps, a way to
personalize your Sonic for you. 

GM Accessory Offered:
  • Chrome door handles
  • Chrome Mirror Caps
  • Aluminum Sport Pedals
  • Aluminum Sill Plates
  • Hatchback cargo floor
  • Cargo Tray Area
  • Remote Start
Check out our GM Accessory Page

Keeping the Sonic quite

Having a quite ride is very important and Sonic does this by installing
noise damping mats behind the instrument panel.  Also GM has installed
a 5 layer acoustic headliner, sound deadening carpet, dual layer door
sealing, triple weather striping and wheel house liners to make the ride
even quieter.

Sonic Durability Features
  • Oil Life monitoring system
  • Platinum tipped spark plugs
  • Timing chain vs the timing belt
  • Water cooled turbocharger
  • Liquid to Liquid Oil Cooler
  • Electric Steering System does not require any fluid
  • Auto trans is filled for life with the DEXRON VI transmission fluid


Collision Prevention:
  • Traction Control
  • StabiliTrak
  • 4 Wheel ABS brakes
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire pressure Monitoring System
  • Daytime Running Lamps
Protection-10 Standard Airbags

Dual stage driver and front passenger frontal airbags sense the severity of the crash and deploy at one of two different
rates.  Front and rear seat mounted abdomen and thorax side-imp
act outboard air bags (4 all together) help reduce the
risk of head, neck, and pelvis injuries to the passengers in the front and rear seats.  Running the full length of the car are
the head curtain side air bags.  These air bags are placed in the roof rail and when deployed they cover the side windows
and pillars of the Sonic. The front knee airbags are mounted right under the instrument panel and protect the driver and passenger knees during a collision.

Sonic Earns Top Safety Pick.

Chevy Sonic Made in the USA


The Chevy Sonic is manufactured with pride in the United States, It's the only entry in the small car class built in the USA.

Come in and test drive the Chevy Sonic at Copple Chevrolet GMC.

Copple Chevrolet GMC is a Sonic dealer serving:
Omaha, NE
Plattsmouth, NE
Gretna, NE
Lincoln, NE
Papillion, NE
Springfield, NE