2015 Chevrolet Sonic

2015 Chevrolet Sonic

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All 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Styles

Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4dr Sdn Auto LSGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$15,495.00
4dr Sdn Auto LTGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$17,245.00
4dr Sdn Auto LTZGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$19,680.00
4dr Sdn Auto RSGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$21,345.00
4dr Sdn Manual LSGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$14,245.00
4dr Sdn Manual LTGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$15,855.00
4dr Sdn Manual LTZGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$18,235.00
4dr Sdn Manual RSGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$19,945.00
5dr HB Auto LSGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$16,095.00
5dr HB Auto LTGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$17,845.00
5dr HB Auto LTZGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$20,245.00
5dr HB Auto RSGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$21,945.00
5dr HB Manual LSGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$14,845.00
5dr HB Manual LTGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$16,455.00
5dr HB Manual LTZGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$18,835.00
5dr HB Manual RSGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 0
Hwy: 0
$20,545.00

4-door Sub-Compact Passenger Car
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $14,245.00
Invoice: $13,888.88
Hwy MPG: 35 mpg
City MPG: 26 mpg

Pros

Aggressive styling; fuel efficiency; available turbocharged engine; sedan or hatchback body styles; nimble handling

Value Writeup

The subcompact segment seems to get larger by the year, and the 2014 Sonic faces stiff competition from established players like the Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit. With its nimble chassis and turbocharged 1.4L engine -- the only turbo in its class -- 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.

Model Highlights

The Chevrolet Sonic comes loaded with personality, and is available in enough configurations to suit most buyers.

For starters, buyers can choose between a 5-door hatchback or a 4-door sedan, with LS, LT, LTZ and RS trims available. Two engine options power the lineup: a naturally aspirated 1.8L 4-cylinder is standard and produces 138 hp and 125 ft-lb of torque, while a turbocharged 1.4L 4-cylinder is available on LT, RS and standard on LTZ trims. It produces the same number of horses, but a healthy 148 ft-lb of torque. Both engines come from the larger Chevy Cruze, and in the smaller, lighter Sonic, they are decidedly sprightly. The 1.8L is paired to a 5-speed manual, while the 1.4L sends its power through a 6-speed manual. A 6-speed automatic is optional for both engines.

The Sonic benefits from an incredibly stiff steel chassis, with MacPherson struts up front and a torsion-beam axle in the rear. Stability control and traction control are standard, but can be switched off.

Standard amenities include 15-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, power locks and keyless entry, as well as a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. LS trim adds heated side mirrors and special exterior appointments, while LTZ trim includes 17-inch wheels, fog lamps, perforated leatherette seating surfaces with heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with stereo controls. An infotainment system with 7-inch display, a rear backup camera, cruise control and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity are also included.

The Sonic RS has a unique front fascia, unique 17-inch wheels and turbo badging compared to other Sonic trims. The car is also lower than the standard Sonic and features sport tuned suspension. Performance is further enhanced by shorter gear ratios and 4-wheel disc brakes. Other features on the RS include leather seating, a leather shift knob and a unique flat bottom steering wheel.

Many of the features of the LTZ are options in the Connectivity Plus Cruise Package and are available on LT-equipped Sonics. Optional on LTZ cars is a power sunroof. A new Advanced Safety Package brings forward collision alert and lane departure warning.

Standard safety features include ten airbags, StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover sensor and traction control, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution and panic assist, OnStar and hill start assist.

Model News

The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is mostly unchanged this year. Improvements include the addition of 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspots for Onstar as well as a standard 1.4L Turbocharged engine on LTZ models. A new exterior color rounds out the changes for 2015.

Pricing

To get up to date 2015 Chevrolet Sonic values, we highly recommend you evaluate and compare the Retail, Private Party, and/or Trade-In Values from the following reputable market pricing providers:

Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Black Granite Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GAR)

  • Jet Black/Dark Titanium
 

Red Hot

Manufacturers Code: (G7C)

  • Jet Black/Dark Titanium
 

Summit White

Manufacturers Code: (GAZ)

  • Jet Black/Dark Titanium
 

Silver Ice Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GAN)

  • Jet Black/Dark Titanium
 

Blue Velvet Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (G1M)

  • Jet Black/Dark Titanium

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year5.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationSubcompact Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Order CodeM26
Trans Type5
Trans Description Cont.Manual
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)1.96
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.32
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)0.94
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.75
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.30
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.94
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy35 MPG
Cruising Range - City317.20 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City26 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined30 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy427.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine Order CodeLUW
Engine TypeGas I4
Displacement1.8L/110
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM138 @ 6300
SAE Net Torque @ RPM125 @ 3800
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)100
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity6.3 qts

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume90.3 ft³
Front Head Room38.70 in
Front Leg Room41.80 in
Front Shoulder Room53.40 in
Front Hip Room51.40 in
Second Head Room37.80 in
Second Leg Room34.60 in
Second Shoulder Room53.00 in
Second Hip Room51.60 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase99.40 in
Length, Overall173.10 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors68.30 in
Height, Overall59.70 in
Track Width, Front59.40 in
Track Width, Rear59.40 in
Min Ground ClearanceN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume14.9 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight2727 lbs
Trailering
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontMacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - RearTorsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Tires
Front Tire Order CodeQ1H
Rear Tire Order CodeQ1H
Spare Tire Order CodeZAD
Front Tire SizeP195/65R15
Rear Tire SizeP195/65R15
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size15 x -TBD- in
Rear Wheel Size15 x -TBD- in
Spare Wheel SizeN/A
Front Wheel MaterialSteel
Rear Wheel MaterialSteel
Spare Wheel MaterialN/A
Steering
Steering TypeElectric Pwr Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall14
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)2.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb34.5 ft
Brakes
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness10.8 x 1.0 in
Drum - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width10.6 x 0.47 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx12.2 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
5 Years/100,000 Miles

Corrosion:
3 Years/36,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years/100,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/100,000 Miles

Maintenance:
2 Years/24,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * * *
Driver (Male): * * * * * Passenger (Female): * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver (Male): * * * * * Rear Passenger (Female): * * * * *

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat (Female): * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

US NHTSA ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 12.6%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V416000

Mfg's Report Date:
JUN 30, 2015

Component:
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
45,785

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Chevrolet Spark vehicles manufactured April 30, 2014, to May 20, 2015, and 2015 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured June 18, 2014, to June 10, 2015. In the affected vehicles, equipped with the base radio and OnStar, the radio may lock up due to a software issue, causing the display to go blank and all audio functions to cease. Because of this, there may be no warning chimes such as the reminder to buckle the seat belt and the key being left in ignition when the driver goes to exit the vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208 "Occupant Crash Protection", and 114 "Theft Protection."

Consequence:
Without audible indicators, the driver may leave the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of theft. If a driver or front passenger does not buckle their seat belt, there would be no chime to remind them to fasten their seat belts. If a driver or passenger does not buckle their seat belt there is an increased risk that they will be injured in a crash.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The recall began on August 11, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15504.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V257000

Mfg's Report Date:
APR 28, 2016

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EQUIPMENT

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
317,572

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax vehicles and 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio. The affected radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver, after turning off the ignition and leaving the key in the cylinder, waits 10 minutes or longer to open the door. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114 "Theft Protection."

Consequence:
Without audible indicators, the driver may leave the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of theft.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 17130.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V422000

Mfg's Report Date:
JUN 10, 2016

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EQUIPMENT

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
18,780

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax, and 2013-2015 Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio. The affected radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver fails to fasten their seatbelt or if the driver leaves the key in the ignition. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 208 "Occupant Crash Protection" and 114 "Theft Protection."

Consequence:
Without audible indicators, the driver may not fasten their seatbelt, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The recall began on July 22, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 45340.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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