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Chevrolet Sonic

The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic is a compact car that has several surprises under the hood as far as performance is concerned. Not only is it one of the most fuel efficient vehicles offered by Chevrolet, it is far more roomy on the inside than it appears to be. Ample storage space for groceries, sporting gear, and advertising signage is available in the hatchback or trunk area. At CARFAX, it is our goal to provide details regarding the Chevrolet Sonic that are complete and accurate to ensure that consumers fully understand this vehicle inside and out. 

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Used Chevrolet Sonic: In Depth


MODEL OVERVIEW

The Chevrolet Sonic debuted as the Chevy Aveo in 2002. The new name came about for the 2011 model year. It was immediately attractive given the affordable pricing and impeccable fuel economy. Chevrolet introduced this sub-compact vehicle model to be able to market to those with strict budgets, long commutes, and to those that may not need a lot of space for additional passengers. 

Car buyers can find the 2014 Sonic available in two body styles, the sedan and the hatchback. The sedan is a 4-door sub-compact car with a closed trunk space. In late spring of 2014, Chevrolet plans to release the Sonic Dusk Sedan. It will offer the latest technology including a rearview camera system, variable valve timing, and Chevrolet MyLink. 

If you require a simple vehicle, consider the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic LS. This base model is standard with remote keyless entry, manual or automatic transmission and OnStar along with the available Chevrolet MyLink program. Stepping up to the next level, the LT includes cruise control, a rear vision camera system, power windows, and door locks. Another level upward is the LTZ trim package. With this, drivers can experience heated front seats, voice recognition for cell phones, and fog lamps. 

Automatic and manual transmission models are available to ensure that drivers are comfortable while behind the wheel. Whether your need for a car is basic, or you prefer a car that is loaded, the Sonic has several trim packages among the two body styles to meet those desires. The famous Chevrolet ECOTEC engine is in place to ensure that optimal efficiency and economical value are maintained. Families, students, and business persons alike can appreciate the space inside this vehicle, the safety features it offers, and the smooth comfortable handling it delivers. It is a stylish vehicle that is sure to catch a few glimpses from onlookers as you cruise the streets. 

2014 CHEVROLET SONIC SAFETY

The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic has 10 total airbags, equipped with side airbags help to protect drivers and passengers in side impact crashes. There are also front and rear torso air bags, front and rear head curtain air bags, and a rollover sensor. Side curtain air bags will deploy when the rollover sensor is triggered. Driver and passenger knee air bags are also in place. Standard safety equipment for the Sonic includes electronic stability control, daytime running lamps and, anti-lock brakes. Five total crash tests were performed by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety on the 2014 Sonic. This resulted in a "Marginal" rating for small overlap front crashes and "Good" ratings for moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength, head restraints, and seats testing. 

NOTEWORTHY ABOUT THE 2014 CHEVROLET SONIC

  • The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic was ranked in both 2013 and 2014 by J.D. Power and Associates as Highest Ranked Vehicle among Sub-Compact Cars. 
  • The NHTSA, or National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, gave the 2014 Sonic a 5-star rating in regards to an overall vehicle score and safety.  

As your search for an economic, sub-compact car begins, view several Sonic model years to see how it has advanced in both technology and overall design. This is an ideal vehicle for young drivers, college students, and those that are on a tight budget. Although it is a small car, it has the attitude of a mid-size family car while looking sleek as it travels through city streets. 

In conclusion, the Chevrolet Sonic is a smart choice when the need for an economical vehicle is apparent. This compact vehicle will save money at the gas pump and serves well as a daily driver. It is also ideal for long road trips with it's notable safety equipment. You are sure to find the Sonic that suits all of your needs and exceeds your expectations by using the advanced search options available exclusively at Carfax.com.

Vehicle Overview


Number of Owners Chevrolet Sonic


Carfax Facts

On average, 68.2 percent of used Chevrolet Sonics have only seen 1 previous owner, while 18.1 percent have seen 2 previous owners. This means that 3 out of 4 used Chevrolet Sonics on the road only have 1-2 previous owners.

Average Odometer Reading


Carfax Chart

If you're looking for a used Chevy Sonic with 25,000 miles or less, start your search with the 2012 model year.

2014 Sonic Specifications

  • From $14,170
  • ECOTEC® 1.8-liter 4-cylinder on engine

  • 26 city / 35 hwy mpg

  • Front wheel drive
  • 5-speed manual transmission; 6-speed automatic transmission

  • 138 hp @ 6300 rpm 

  • 99.4 inches