Sonic Hatchback was made to be on the move. You can see it in the dynamic lines and aggressive, ready-to-pounce stance. Or feel it with the available ECOTEC® 1.4L turbocharged engine with 6-speed manual transmission, the only turbocharged engine in its class. It's the most fun-to-drive car and offers 40 MPG highway3. You'll feel the difference within seconds, because Sonic offers the most available torque in its class, achieved 0-to-60 mph in 8.2 seconds on the test track, and boasts fine-tuned ride and handling.
Sonic keeps every detail in mind, including you and your passengers' comfort and safety—it's the first and only car in its class18 with 10 standard air bags4 and comes with the support of OnStar®5, standard for six months. No wonder it's also a 2011 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). There's also flexible cargo space in the back so you can find the right configuration for just about anything.
Stay connected while you're out and about. Bluetooth® wireless technology6 allows you to stream your favorite audio services on select smartphones, and connect to your Sonic through mobile apps7. It's the power of Sonic in the palm of your hand.
Sonic wants to go for a ride. Are you game?
It's got the look
Sonic is the only small car built in the United States8 and packs a whole lot of attitude. You can see it in its chiseled front end to the rear spoiler. Even the rear door handles are hidden to keep that sporty, clean look without sacrificing functionality. Its aggressive stance, dynamic lines and expressive wheel arches let people know that Sonic is ready for some fun. When you have a car with this much power under the hood, it has to be backed up by a look to match.
Sonic is going to catch an eye or two. Its defined front end with motorcycle-inspired, exposed headlamps and unique dual-port grille make a strong visual statement. Kick it up a notch with the front foglamps and chrome accents standard on LTZ and rest assured you'll make an all-eyes-on-you entrance long before you even arrive.
Pick your wheels
Boost its aggressive and sporty stance with eye-catching wheel options. The LS and LT models feature 15-inch painted aluminum wheels, or you can upgrade to the optional 16-inch wheels available with the Wheels and Foglamp Package on LT. For a little more edge to your ride, go for the LTZ model with standard 17-inch painted aluminum wheels.
Prepare for takeoff
The performance-inspired design elements Sonic boasts on the exterior are exactly what you find when you get behind the wheel. The dual cockpit interior and instrument cluster with graphite silver accents get your blood pumping before you even turn the key. Sonic is ready to be driven, so grab onto its three-spoke steering wheel designed with a thick rim section for optimal grip and hold on tight.
Comfort and convenience
Sure, Sonic has an edge, but it's made for comfort too. Every seat in Sonic was designed to give you and your passengers the best ride possible. Go for the LTZ and you get perforated leatherette heated front seats. And rest assured, Sonic has your back with OnStar® Turn-by-Turn Navigation5, standard for the first six months. With the press of a button you'll be connected with a friendly OnStar® representative ready to help get you where you're going. So buckle up and get ready to go.
The only turbocharged engine in its class
Be forewarned: After you take your friends for a ride they may begin to show signs of Sonic envy because when you turbocharge the drive, things get a whole lot more interesting. Sonic achieved 0-to-60 mph in 8.2 seconds on the test track with its available turbocharged engine offering 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque. That's the most torque in its class. You'll soon find out that Sonic is the most fun-to-drive car and it offers 40 MPG hwy3.
Handling and comfortable ride, together at last
Sonic engineers went through hundreds of suspension variations until they found the perfect blend of handling and comfortable ride, giving Sonic extraordinary agility and sportiness. It's a tight and sporty drive that will get you excited when you step on the gas. Sonic offers the most torque in its class, which means the most get-up-and-go. You'll soon find out why Sonic is the most fun-to-drive small car. Sonic is pumped and ready for a good ride.
Performance designed with you in mind
No matter how you slice it, Sonic offers a performance option that will get you excited to hit the road. Its standard ECOTEC 1.8L I-4 engine with 5-speed manual transmission puts the control of driving back in your hands, and takes care of business with 138 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque. Sonic even offers Hill Start Assist, which helps you stay put on steep inclines while you transition from the brake pedal to the gas pedal, then automatically releases once you take your foot off the clutch. Or opt for the available 6-speed automatic transmission with thumb-controlled gear selection on the shifter.
40 MPG hwy3—so many miles, so little gas
Imagine a road trip from Boston to Philadelphia, New Orleans to Houston, or Los Angeles to San Francisco on one full tank of gas. Sonic Turbo offers up to 488 highway miles on a single tank of gas. Engineering technology in performance and design makes it possible. Its available 1.4L turbocharged engine offers 40 MPG on the highway3without sacrificing its power and athleticism. There's a lot that goes into making a car as fuel efficient as possible, which translates into money in your pocket after the pump and more time spent out in the world.
Stay in the loop while out and about
Getting into your car just got easier because Sonic keeps you connected to your friends and entertainment on the go. Sonic offers extensive technology features like available Bluetooth® wireless technology for select phones6 that allows you to take calls while keeping your hands on the wheel, or OnStar® Turn-by-Turn Navigation standard for six months5. And with the available USB port10 and SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a three-month trial on most models11, you get the music and entertainment you want, when you want it.
A safety philosophy that runs deep
What's the best safety philosophy? Avoid a collision in the first place. That's why Sonic offers extensive safety features for prevention, reaction and response technology to optimize safety before, during and after a crash, if needed. And it's the first and only car in its class18 with 10 standard air bags4. It's all to help keep you and your passengers safe. No wonder it's a 2011 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety(IIHS).