The 2018 Sonic is all about refinement with fresh looks and tech upgrades. The Sonic though categorized into the small car segment is anything but small in outlook with its. It boasts of revolutionary mileage in its class and comes with a huge array of personalization options. The LT is available as a Sedan or Hatchback with choices of Auto and Manual transmissions. The availability of such a huge range of options in type, color, engine choices and variants make us define it as an ultimate featured car.
As per the Spartanburg Chevrolet dealership, the Sonic LT comes in a wide range of color options in both its available hatchback and sedan options. The look is refined in line with the Trax, which is its crossover counterpart with a new hood, LED daytime running headlamps and a smaller front grille which gives it an all new front fascia. The power adjustable body color mirrors and body color door handles and 15″ aluminum wheels add to the flavor.
The rear seats have a 60/40 split-fold allowing you to snugly fit in all your stuff. The highlight is an amazing 47.7 cubic feet of cargo space that is only available in more spacious competitors such as the Toyota Corolla in the sedan segment.
The stylishly crafted interiors give you a sporty look and feel with a well laid out dashboard featuring the up-to-date Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on the seven-inch diagonal Color Touch Screen display and infotainment system. You can now control all of this through your smartphone via the myChevrolet Mobile App which puts power into your palm using which you can start/stop your engine and lock/unlock your doors, send destinations to your available navigation system, view diagnostic information and Set parking reminders. The available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi system will allow up to seven devices to connect so you can take the internet with you where you go.
Engine and Performance
Engine choices for the Sonic LT sedan and hatchback include a 6-speed transmission using an ECOTEC® Turbo 1.4L engine that delivers 138 hp @ 4900 rpm and 148 lb-ft of torque @ 1850 rpm in auto transmission, 2500 rpm in manual transmission versions, or a ECOTEC® 1.8L 4-cylinder engine which delivers 138 hp @ 6300 rpm and 125 lb-ft of torque @ 3800 rpm. There is not much to say about the performance when it comes to city drives as it outperforms itself in the normal modes but open it up on the highway in the turbocharged mode and it throws you back with its sheer power as it surges ahead.
Chevy’s are stacked with standard and available safety features and the Sonic LT has managed to attain a balance between safety and looks from every angle. You are protected by 10 standard air bags and a high-strength steel safety cage and preventive technology includes Standard rear vision camera, available Forward Collision Alert system, available Lane Departure Warning system and available Rear Park Assist.
The Bottom Line
As described by the Spartanburg Chevy dealer, the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic LT offers a huge range of options, trims, technology upgrades and safety measures unlike others in its class making it a featured car in our list.