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All You Need to Know About the 2019 Chevy Sonic


The original Chevrolet Sonic hit the US marketplace in 2012. It was designed and manufactured to replace the Chevrolet Aveo that had been available from 2004 to 2011. In 2017, Chevrolet gave the Sonic a comprehensive overhaul in style and design. The new 2019 Chevy Sonic is similar to the 2017 edition, except that one engine option is no longer offered.

The Chevy Sonic is a compact car that packs a powerful punch. It is fuel efficient and features advanced technology that will give you a thrilling ride as you command the road in all your travels. It is small but provides 47.7 cubic feet of cargo space.

2019 Chevy Sonic Trim Levels

You have the option of buying this 2019 Chevy Sonic in a four-door sedan or five-door hatchback style. There are a variety of colors to choose from like Summit White, Cajun Red Tintcoat, Kinetic Blue Metallic, and Shock, which is a lime green shade. That color would definitely make a statement! Each hatchback trim package includes the standard RS Sport appearance design that features fog lights, flat-bottom steering wheel, and rear spoiler.

The LS Sedan trim package starts at $15,420. It comes with the standard ECOTEC 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 4-wheel antilock brakes. Ten airbags are included to ensure the safety of your passengers. You will receive a 1-month trial for the Chevrolet Connected Services plan.

With the LT Hatch trim package, you receive the same features. However, this model includes a fifth door with the hatchback.

The LT Sedan trim package starts at $17,920. Additional upgraded features in this package include 15-inch painted aluminum wheels. The manual-folding mirrors are the same color as the body paint and they are outside heated and power-adjustable. You can rock out to your favorite tunes with the premium 6-speaker sound system. This trim level includes a 3-month trial subscription for SiriusXM Satellite Radio All Access Package.

When you purchase the Premier Hatch trim package, you’ll receive all the standard features in the LT Hatch. Additional features include 17-inch black-painted aluminum wheels. Enjoy cozy comfort with the heated front seats. You’ll love the enhanced driver information center and premium 6-speaker sound system.

The Premier Sedan trim package includes 17-inch aluminum wheels. You will benefit from the innovative augmented driver information center. Drive in comfort with the leatherette seating surfaces and heated front seats.

Fuel Economy and Engine Options

This compact car includes a 1.4L turbocharged engine delivering 138 horsepower. A 6-speed manual transmission is available for those drivers who want to truly take advantage of being one with their car on every mile they drive. You’ll love the fuel economy of this vehicle with an estimated 26 MPG in city driving and 34 MPG on the highway.

The 1.8L LUW 14 engine is no longer available with the 2019 Chevy Sonic. The new turbocharged 1.4L LUV engine is standard in this vehicle now. This engine had originally been an optional engine in the original model since 2012.

Optimized Safety Features

You can drive with confidence in this 2019 Chevy Sonic because it is designed and manufactured to ensure optimized safety for you and your passengers. Base your confidence on the fact that the Sonic is the first car in its class to include 10 standard airbags.

Some advanced safety features are available to help you stay safer when driving the Sonic. The forward collision alert feature tracks the distance from the Sonic to the vehicle in front of you to alert you of a potential crash. The lane departure warning alerts you to oncoming traffic if you inadvertently change lanes and don’t use a turn signal.

The camera-based system can identify traffic lane markings to provide you with visual and audible alerts. The camera is mounted by the inside rearview mirror. You’ll love the rear vision camera that makes backing up safer when you shift into reverse. You can see the live image on the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 SystemTM touch screen. Guiding lines are visible on the screen to help you ascertain proximity distances when backing up. It’s the ideal way to help you know how far you are from the curb or parking stops when backing the Sonic into a parking space.

Black interior and infotainment screen of 2019 Chevy Sonic with smartphone connecting

Cutting-Edge Technology

You will get spoiled with the innovative technology that is integrated into this new 2019 Chevy Sonic. You can access your favorite apps, music, messages, and texts with the cutting-edge technology of the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 SystemTM. Connectivity between your smartphone and the Sonic is a huge part of the interior technological design. You can easily stay connected each day while driving in the new Sonic.

Every version of the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 SystemTM has been designed to deliver optimized integration with your mobile device. Safety is considered since you can connect to the system with your smartphone, tuck it away, and stay connected with both hands on the wheel and no distractions. Easily find your destinations with the available OnStar Turn-by-Turn NavigationTM. This OnStar Advisor is available as a paid subscription.

You will experience reliable accessibility with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity. Bluetooth audio streaming is available for two active devices. The wi-fi connection ensures connectivity for up to seven devices. You and your passengers can connect to the internet and will never again have a boring ride when you drive the new 2019 Chevy Sonic.

Connectivity in the Sonic supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so neither you nor your passengers will be left out of staying connected. You can easily integrate mobile devices like your smartphone, tablets, and laptops. Access favorite apps from your mobile device like iTunesTM, Apple Music, and Google MapsTM so you can listen to your favorite music and get directions while you travel.

There are several Chevrolet apps that you can use to personalize your experience while driving or riding in the Sonic. Browse and install music and audiobooks directly onto the Chevrolet Infotainment System through Chevrolet Apps. This allows for connectivity to things like your favorite music and audiobooks without having to connect through your mobile device. You can personalize the experience for you and a secondary driver by creating several different radio profiles with preset favorite channels and HVAC convenience settings.

You can download the myChevrolet Mobile AppTM and enable your compatible mobile device to be a virtual command center. However, this app is available with a paid subscription on both Google Play and the App Store. When using this command center, you can unlock doors on the Sonic and start or stop the engine. You can check diagnostic information to keep track of how well your Sonic is running and even set parking reminders.

Compact Car with Big Features

If you want to drive a stylishly designed compact vehicle that delivers power and good fuel economy, then the 2019 Chevy Sonic is the ideal car for your daily traveling needs. It is a small car that makes a powerful statement. You’ll love the optimized connectivity for you and your passengers, so you’ll always stay connected. With the integrated safety features, you can drive confidently knowing safety is a major factor of the vehicle design.