2014 Chevrolet Sonic

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The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic receives some welcome upgrades like a rearview camera, a lane departure warning system and a forward collision warning system. The 5-passenger Chevrolet Sonic is offered in two body styles- sedan and hatchback. Each is available in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels. The hatchback adds a sporty RS model to the mix.

LS standard equipment includes 15-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, keyless entry, power door locks, AC, Bluetooth® and a 4-speaker sound system with steering wheel-mounted audio controls and an auxiliary jack. A 6-speaker sound system and Chevrolet’s MyLink system which adds a touchscreen interface and connectivity to Pandora Radio services through your smartphone are both optional.

The mid-level LT gets 15-inch alloy wheels and adds power windows, heated power mirrors, cruise control, a remote starting system, deluxe cloth upholstery, and a 6-speaker sound system with Bluetooth® streaming audio capability, satellite radio and an iPod/USB interface. Opting for the LT hatchback will get you a rear cargo shelf as well. An optional Wheel s and Foglamp Package is available on this trim level which will add, you guessed it, 16-inch alloy wheels and fog lights. Chevrolet’s Mylink system is also optional on this trim level however it deletes the CD player. A sunroof is available as part of the LT Promotional Package.

Stepping up to the Sonic LTZ will add 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, chrome exterior trim pieces, athe rearview camera, leatherette seating surfaces with heated front seats, a leather wrapped steering wheel and Chevrolet’s MyLink system.

2014 Chevrolet Sonic

The sportier Sonic RS (hatchback only) gets all of the above equipment plus a sport-tuned suspension, exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels, sporty exterior accents, a sport steering wheel and leather/faux suede seating surfaces. A sunroof is also optional on this trim level. It also gets a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine as standard.

Standard safety features across the board includes 10 airbags, stability and traction control, antilock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake force distribution, hill start assist, daytime running lights, a tire pressure monitoring system and Onstar® with a 6 month Directions and Connections® plan.

Prices for the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic start at just $14,770 and top out at $20,325 making it a great choice for budget conscious shoppers.

 Fuel economy, 10 standard airbags, low entry price, comfortable and spacious cabin, sporty looks

 Sedan has less cargo space than hatchback, base 1.8-lier engine screams at higher RPM’s, low rent cabin materials used throughout

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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