While the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback is nominally a subcompact, the inevitable “bracket creep” in vehicle dimensions implies the Sonic is virtually the dimension that some compacts were 10 years ago. Still, the Cruze four-door sedan that sits above it in the Chevy lineup is notably larger, and the Spark minicar below is smaller– so the Sonic advantages in comparison to the smaller competitors in this progressively essential section.
The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback is generally cross-shopped with vehicles like the Ford Fiesta– which was considerably upgraded this year– the aging Honda Fit that will be replaced next year, the Hyundai Accent, both the Nissan Versa sedan and Versa Note hatchback, and the Toyota Yaris. The Sonic has proven to be a much much better car– it’s one of our favorites in the class– than the unsophisticated and economical Aveo that it switched out. Now in its third design year, with a handful of updates to infotainment and security systems, the Sonic comes as a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback. Both versions share the very same wheelbase, front styling, and front doors, but vary notably behind the center column.
The back doors of the Chevrolet Sonic hatchback have their manages concealed in a black trim panel– purportedly to give it additional of a coupe appearance– while those of the car are conventional.
Inside the log cabin, the twin-cockpit design echoes other Chevrolet sports but versions edgier design– consisting of a “bike encouraged” instrument cluster. Still, the controls and guest lodgings provide a top quality of products and coatings. 2 adults can suit easily in the front, and the back seats are amazingly spacious for a subcompact– though four grownups will still need to discuss a little bit to offer rear-seat riders enough leg space. The rear seatbacks flip onward, turning the hatchback in to a moving van and making the car, with its remarkably lengthy trunk, virtually in to a kind of mini-pickup vehicle.
For 2014, Chevrolet offers the Bringgo navigation application for the Sonic along with the Spark minicar, where it released last year. For a one-time $50 charge, motorists can run Bringgo on their smartphones, which connect the touch and screen both charts and routing on the MyLink screen. It’s a low-cost method to include site navigation at a considerably reduced price, and we think the “mobile phone, stupid display” design will certainly spread quickly amongst tech-savvy customers.
Interior and Exterior
The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback continues with both engines and 2 transmissions it’s offered since launch, which are basically the exact same ones used in the Sonic’s big brother, the Cruze compact sedan. The base engine is a 138-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder, which could be coupled with either a five-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automated. Make certain you take it out on the road if you’re assuming of acquiring a Sonic with the 1.8. It acquires coarse and boomy at greater revs, and can really feel gotten out under massive loads.
The better option is the turbocharged 1.4-liter four, which is more adaptable and refined, provides more torque, and is more fuel-efficient to boot. It elevates the Sonic and makes it really feel more detailed to an excellent car, versus the harsh, econocar character of the 1.8. The smaller engine is also ranked at 138 hp, and our only quibble is that throttle feedback sometimes feels like it delays the input for a fraction of a second. The 1.4 could be purchased with the exact same six-speed automatic or a six-speed guide gearbox. While automatics will likely make up the majority for both engines, the handbook is really fun to steer with the smaller engine– it offers accurate, direct change activity with nicely short throws. And the clutch is smooth and nearly impossible to get wrong.
The automatic for the engine provides- and down-shift buttons behind the lever, though leaving it in Drive is high quality– as long as you know that it might wind up moving more commonly to remain in the most reliable run zone. Otherwise, the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic holds the road well and has decent feel through its energy run steering, far much better compared to some Asian competitors. Regarding the worst point we can say concerning its driving mechanics is that all the Sonics we’ve steered have actually braked great, however have had bathetic pedal feel.
Keep in mind that the Sonic RS model, while it uses the same 1.4-liter engine and set of transmissions as other Sonic (except the base LS) has actually a decreased and retuned suspension, along with lower gear ratios. These should offer it a little much more velocity, and its retuned exhaust system definitely produces a stylish soundtrack– also if the difference in performance is mild at finest.
Interior and exterior you can see on the next video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYDl-i7nt6A
Performance 2014 Chevrolet hatchback
The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback continues with the two engines and two transmissions it’s provided given that launch, which are basically the same ones utilized in the Sonic’s big sibling, the Cruze sleek sedan. The base engine is a 138-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder, which can be coupleded with either a five-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automated. If you’re thinking of acquiring a Sonic with the 1.8, see to it you snap the freeway. It acquires rugged and boomy at higher revs, and can feel gotten out under massive tons. The more desirable choice is the turbocharged 1.4-liter four, which is more pliable and polished, provides much more torque, and is more fuel-efficient too. It raises the Sonic and makes it really feel better to an excellent vehicle, against the rough, econocar personality of the 1.8.
The smaller engine is likewise ranked at 138 hp, and our only quibble is that throttle feedback often feels like it drags the input for a fraction of a second. While automatics will likely make up the bulk for both engines, the guide is in fact enjoyable to steer with the smaller engine– it offers precise, direct shift activity with pleasingly short tosses. The automatic for the engine supplies up- and down-shift buttons on the side of the lever, though leaving it in Drive is high quality– as long as you know that it may finish up changing much more commonly to stay in the most effective run area.
Otherwise, the Sonic holds the roadway well and has suitable feel with its energy power steering, far better than some Asian rivals. Regarding the worst thing we could say about its steering mechanics is that all the Sonics we’ve driven have actually stopped great, yet have had mushy pedal feel. Note that the Chevrolet Sonic RS version, while it uses the very same 1.4-liter engine and set of transmissions as other Sonic (other than the base LS) has a decreased and retuned suspension, in addition to lesser gear proportions. These need to offer it somewhat a lot more acceleration, and its retuned exhaust device definitely produces a flashy soundtrack– even if the difference in performance is slight at ideal.
Price and Release date
Price start from 14170$ to 21610$. This car will be available in buying in early 2014.