Options & Specifications

Sonic delivers real driving fun, and that’s just the beginning. It's also extremely well equipped with a host of features you might not expect in this class of car. Take a look at the lineup of features and options and see how you can get exactly the combination you’re looking for.

S = Standard  O = Optional  — = Not Available

Safety & Security
  Sonic LS (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic LT (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic LTZ (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic RS (Sedan/Hatchback)
 
Advanced Safety Package – includes Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning S S
Airbags – driver and front passenger, seat-mounted side-impact S S S S
Airbags – driver and front passenger, knee protection S S S S
Airbags – dual stage, driver and front-passenger, frontal with passenger detecting system and airbag suppresion S S S S
Airbags – front-to-rear, outboard seating positions head curtain side impact S S S S
Airbags – rear passenger outboard seating positions seat-mounted, side-impact S S S S
Door locks – rear door, child-security, electronic S S S S
Forward Collision Alert S S
Lane Departure Warning S S
OnStar® In-Vehicle Communications and Assistance Service – includes 6 months of Directions & Connections Plan with Turn-by-Turn Navigation and OnStar RemoteLink™*
  • OnStar® System With 6 Months Directions and Connections Plan. OnStar® System With 6 Months Directions and Connections Plan
  • Automatic Crash Response Automatic Crash Response
  • Emergency Services Emergency Services
  • Crisis Assist Crisis Assist
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • Remote Door Unlock Remote Door Unlock
  • Roadside Assistance Roadside Assistance
  • Remote Horn and Lights Remote Horn and Lights
  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Hands-Free Calling Hands-Free Calling
  • Vehicle Diagnostics Vehicle Diagnostics
S S S S
Safety restraints – 3 point belts for all seating positions, front safety belt pre-tensioners, dual mode retractors and shoulder belt height adjusters S S S S
Safety restraints – LATCH (Lower Anchors and top Tethers for Children), rear seats S S S S
Security system – content theft alarm, audible/visible S S S
StabiliTrak® – Electronic Stability Control System S S S S
Theft-deterrent system – electronic immobilizer S S S S
Traction control – electronic, full-function, all-speed S S S S
Mechanical
  Sonic LS (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic LT (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic LTZ (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic RS (Sedan/Hatchback)
 
Battery – maintenance free with run-down protection S S S S
Brakes – power, 4-wheel disc with 4-wheel Anti-lock Baking System (ABS) S
Brakes – power, front disc/rear drum with 4-wheel Anti-lock Baking System (ABS) S S S
Drive – front-wheel S S S S
Engine – 1.4L turbocharged ECOTEC® I-4 with VVT, Horsepower – 138 @ 4900 rpm; Torque – 148 lb.-ft. @ 1850 rpm/auto, 2500 rpm/manual O1 S S
Engine – 1.8L ECOTEC® I-4 with VVT, Horsepower – 138 @ 6300 rpm; Torque – 125 lb.-ft. @ 3800 rpm S S
Engine – oil pan heater O O O O
Exhaust system – aluminized stainless steel with single outlet S S S S
Steering – power, electric rack-and-pinion S S S S
Suspension – front MacPherson strut/rear semi-independent torsion beam axle with coil springs S S S S
Suspension – Sport S
Suspension – Touring S S S
Transmission – 5-speed manual with overdrive and Hill Start Assist S S
Transmission – 6-speed automatic with overdrive O O O O
Transmission – 6-speed manual with overdrive and Hill Start Assist O1 S S
Vehicle starter system – remote O O O
Exterior
  Sonic LS (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic LT (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic LTZ (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic RS (Sedan/Hatchback)
 
Appearance Package – includes 17" x 6.5" painted aluminum wheels, P205/50R17 all-season tires, fog lights and power sunroof O1
Door handles – body colour with chrome strip S
Door handles – body coloured S S S
Glass – solar absorbing, tinted S S S
Halogen headlights S S S S
Lights – daytime running lamps with automatic lamp control S S S S
Lights – fog lamps O1 S S
Mirrors – left and right manual remote S
Mirrors – manual folding, power remote control, heated S S S
Mouldings – chrome beltline S S S
Mouldings – rocker, sport S
Rear vision camera S S S
Spoiler – rear deck-lid mounted (Sedan only) S S S
Spoiler – rear liftgate mounted (5-Door only) S S S
Spoiler – RS Sport, unique, rear liftgate mounted S
Sunroof – power, tilt and sliding glass panel O2 S S
Tires – compact spare tire S S S S
Tires – P195/65R15 all-season‡ ‡ S S
Tires – P205/50R17 all-season‡ ‡ O S S
Wheels – 15" x 6.0" painted aluminum (5-Door Only) S
Wheels – 15" x 6.0" steel with bolt-on wheel cover S S2
Wheels – 17" x 6.5" Midnight Silver painted aluminum S
Wheels – 17" x 6.5" painted aluminum O2 S
Windshield wiper/washer – front 2-speed with variable delay (intermittent) S S S S
Windshield wipers – rear with fixed delay (intermittent) (5-Door Only) S S S S
Interior
  Sonic LS (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic LT (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic LTZ (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic RS (Sedan/Hatchback)
 
Climate control – air conditioning, manual with air filtration system O S S S
Climate control – rear floor heating and cooling ducts S S S S
Console – front centre floor console with dual cupholders S S S S
Cruise control – steering-wheel mounted S S S
Defogger – electric rear-window S S S S
Floor mats – front and rear, carpeted S S S
Floor mats – front, carpeted S
Instrumentation – analogue (includes speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip odometer, coolant temperature and fuel gauge) S S S S
Instrumentation – Driver Information Centre (includes exterior temperature display, compass, Oil Life Monitoring System and fuel consumption) S S S S
Instrumentation – tire pressure monitoring system S S S S
Lighting – dome, roof courtesy, front reading lights and trunk/rear cargo area S S S S
Locks – power with lock-out protection S S S S
Locks – remote keyless entry system with panic feature S S S S
Power outlet – 12-volt auxiliary, front S S S S
Retained accessory power S S S S
Security cover – cargo area, load floor storage (5-Door only) S S S S
Shifter knob – chrome S S
Shifter knob – leather-wrapped with satin silver and chrome accents O O
Shifter knob – leather-wrapped, sport S
Shifter knob – satin silver with chrome accents O O
Steering column – tilt and telescopic adjustable S S S S
Steering wheel – 3 spoke with Bluetooth® and audio system controls S
Steering wheel – 3 spoke, with Bluetooth®, cruise and audio system controls S
Steering wheel – 3-spoke leather-wrapped with Bluetooth®, cruise and audio system controls S S
Sunshades – LH and RH padded; non-illuminated covered vanity mirrors S S S S
Windows – power, driver 's express-up/down feature S S S S
Seats
  Sonic LS (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic LT (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic LTZ (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic RS (Sedan/Hatchback)
 
Heated front bucket seats S S S
Manual 4-way driver seat adjuster S S S S
Reclining front bucket seats with cloth seating surfaces S
Reclining front bucket seats with leather-appointed seating surfaces and sueded microfibre inserts S
Reclining front bucket seats with perforated leatherette seating surfaces S
Reclining front bucket seats with premium cloth seating surfaces S
Seatback – rear, 60/40 split-folding S S S S
Entertainment
  Sonic LS (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic LT (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic LTZ (Sedan/Hatchback) Sonic RS (Sedan/Hatchback)
 
4-speaker audio system S
6-speaker audio system S S S
AM/FM stereo with seek up/down, scan and auxiliary audio input jack S
Auxiliary audio input jack S S S S
Bluetooth® – hands-free phone connectivity S S S S
Bluetooth® – wireless audio streaming S S S
Chevrolet MyLink Radio infotainment system – includes 178 mm (7-in.) diagonal colour touch-screen display, AM/FM stereo with seek up/ down, scan, auxiliary audio input jack, TheftLock,® digital clock, exterior temperature display, personal media connectivity by Bluetooth to vehicle audio system; voiceactivated technology for audio, phone, phone book and music selection and Stitcher SmartRadio® compatibility3,4 S S S
OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi® hotspot capability†† S S S S
SiriusXM Satellite Radio™‡ ‡ S S S
USB Port*** S S S
Specifications
Engines ECOTEC® 1.8L I-4 VVT (Variable Valve Timing) (LUW) ECOTEC® 1.4L I-4 turbo VVT (Variable Valve Timing) (LUV)
 
Application: Standard on: LS, LT Standard on: LTZ, RS
Displacement (cc / cu. in.): 1796 / 110 1364 / 83.2
Bore & stroke (mm / in.): 80.5 x 88.2 / 3.17 x 3.47 72.5 x 82.6 / 2.85 x 3.25
Block material: Cast iron Cast iron
Cylinder head material: Cast aluminum Cast aluminum
Valvetrain: DOHC, four-valves per cylinder, double continuously variable valve timing DOHC, four-valves per cylinder, double continuously variable valve timing
Ignition system: Coil on plug Coil on plug
Fuel delivery: Sequential multi-port fuel injectors with electronic throttle control Sequential multi-port fuel injectors with electronic throttle control
Compression ratio: 10.5:1 9.5:1
Horsepower (hp @ rpm): 138 @ 6300 138 @ 4900
Torque
(lb.-ft. @ rpm):
125 @ 3800 148 @ 1850 (with auto. trans.) 148 @ 2500 (with manual trans.)
Recommended fuel: Regular unleaded Regular unleaded
Max engine speed (rpm): 6500 6500
Emissions controls: Close-coupled catalytic converters; Quick-Sync 58x ignition system; returnless fuel rail; fast light-off O2 sensor Close-coupled catalytic converters; Quick-Sync 58x ignition system; returnless fuel rail; fast light-off O2 sensor
 
Estimated Fuel Consumption ECOTEC® 1.8L I-4 VVT (LUW) ECOTEC® 1.4L turbo I-4 VVT (LUV)
 
L / 100 km (city / hwy / combined): man: 9.0 / 6.8 /8.0
auto: 9.6 / 6.7 / 8.3
man: 8.5 / 6.2 / 7.5 (RS 8.7 / 6.9 / 7.9) auto: 9.0 / 6.8 / 8.0 (RS 9.4 / 7.0 / 8.3)
Mi. / imp. gal. (city / hwy / combined): man: 31 / 42 / 35
auto: 29 / 42 / 34
man: 33 / 46 / 38 (RS 32 / 41 / 36) auto: 31 / 42 / 35 (RS 30 / 40 /34)
 
Transmissions M26 5-speed manual (1.8L) MZ4 6-speed manual (1.4L turbo) MH9 Hydra-Matic 6T30 6-speed automatic (1.8L) MH8 Hydra-Matic 6T40 6-speed automatic (1.4L turbo)
 
Application: LS, LT (std.) LTZ (RS) LS, LT (opt.) LTZ , RS (opt.)
Type: Five-speed transverse, dual overdrive Six-speed transverse, dual overdrive Six-speed transverse, electronically controlled, automatic overdrive transmission Six-speed transverse, electronically controlled, automatic overdrive transmission
Gear Ratios (:1)
First: 3.72 3.82 (4.27) 4.45 4.58
Second: 1.96 2.05 (2.35) 2.91 2.96
Third: 1.32 1.3 (1.48) 1.89 1.91
Fourth: 0.94 0.96 (1.07) 1.44 1.45
Fifth: 0.75 0.74 (0.88) 1.00 1.00
Sixth: - 0.61 (0.74) 0.74 0.75
Reverse: 3.3 3.55 (3.82) 2.87 2.94
Final drive: 3.95 3.65 (4.176) 3.47 3.23 (RS 3.53)
 
Chassis & Suspension
 
Front: MacPherson struts with offset coil springs and stabilizer bar (RS - sport tuned with lowered ride height)
Rear: Semi-independent torsion beam axle with coil springs
Steering type: Column-mounted electric power steering
Steering ratio: 14:1
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 2.8 (15 -in. wheels) 2.7 (17-in. wheels)
Turning circle,
curb-to-curb (m / ft.):
10.5 / 34.5 (15 in. wheels) 36.1 11 / 36.1 (17-in.wheels)
 
Brakes
 
Type: Power, ventilated front disc and rear drum, with standard ABS, Panic-Brake Assist, and hill-hold feature
Brake rotor diameter - front (mm / in.): 276 / 10.8 vented, std. all
Brake drum / rotor diameter - rear (mm / in.): 230 / 9.0 drum 268 / 10.6 disc
 
Wheels & Tires
 
Wheel size and type: 15-in. steel with cover (standard LS, all, & LT sedan)
15-in. painted aluminum ( standard on LT hatchback) 17-in. painted aluminum (optional on LT sedan and hatchback, standard on LTZ sedan and hatchback)
17-in.Midnight Silver aluminum (standard on RS sedan and hatchback)
Tires: P195/65R15 all-season‡‡ (std. LS & LT, all)
P205/55R16 all-season‡‡ (opt. LT, all) 205/50R17 all-season‡‡ (std. LTZ)
 
Exterior Dimensions sedan 5-door hatchback
 
Wheelbase (mm / in.) 2525 / 99.4 2525 / 99.4
Overall length (mm / in.) 4397 / 173.1 4039 / 159.0
Overall width (mm / in.) 1735 / 68.3 1735 / 68.3
Overall height (mm / in.) 1516 / 59.7 1516 / 59.7 1506 / 59.3 (RS)
Track (mm / in.) front: 1509 / 59.4
rear: 1509 / 59.4
front: 1509 / 59.4
rear: 1509 / 59.4
Curb weight, estimated (kg / lb. - with manual transmission) 1237 / 2727 (LS)
1245 / 2745 (LT)
1273 / 2807 (LTZ) 1291 / 2847 (RS)
1220 / 2690 (LS)
1230 / 2712 (LT)
1259 / 2776 (LTZ) 1275 / 2811 (RS)
 
Interior Dimensions
 
Headroom (mm / in.) front: 983 / 38.7
rear: 960 / 37.8
front: 983 / 38.7
rear: 968 / 38.1
Legroom (mm / in.) front: 1062 / 41.8
rear: 879 / 34.6
front: 1062 / 41.8
rear: 879 / 34.6
Shoulder room (mm / in.) front: 1356 / 53.4
rear: 1346 / 53.0
front: 1356 / 53.4
rear: 1346 / 53.0
Hip room (mm / in.) front: 1306 / 51.4
rear: 1311 / 51.6
front: 1306 / 51.4
rear: 1311 / 51.6
 
Capacities
 
Seating capacity (front / rear): 2 / 3 2 / 3
Passenger volume (L / cu.ft.): 2556 / 90.3 2565 / 90.6
Cargo volume (L / cu. ft.): 422 / 14.9 538 / 19.0 (behind rear seats)
1351 / 47.4 (rear seats folded)
Trailer towing maximum: (kg / lb.) Towing not recommended Towing not recommended
Fuel tank: (L / imp. gal.) 46 / 10.2 46 / 10.2
 
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