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The 2019 Chevy Sonic – Even Bigger and Better on the Inside!

A silver 2019 Chevy Sonic sedan parked in front of a concrete building

 

The 2019 Chevy Sonic is a very well-rounded small car offering lots of comfort and several fun standard features. Even though this is quite a small car, it’s sure to thrill on the road because of its good fuel economy and new turbocharged engine which is a new standard feature for 2019. You can get the 2019 Chevy Sonic as either a sedan or a hatchback depending on your preference and will surely enjoy its nimble ride quality and effortless maneuvering. This compact car might look small on the outside, but its spacious interior and excellent handling put it a step above the competition. With a sleek exterior design and available trim options, the 2019 Chevy Sonic is definitely worth a closer look.

Interior

One main drawback drivers note when shopping for a new small car is the lack of space inside. That isn’t a problem with this small car, however. Chevy’s somehow managed to make not only the front seats spacious, but also the back seats. You’ll be able to fit your long-legged friends comfortably into the back for a long road trip without any problem. If you’re a taller driver, this sedan won’t feel cramped or uncomfortable, and its large doors will be easy for you to get in and out of. Somehow, this small car seems like it’s bigger on the inside! Maybe it’s secretly a TARDIS?

You might be surprised that the 2019 Chevy Sonic doesn’t trade off seating space for cargo space. The sedan model somehow manages to offer 14.9 cubic feet of trunk space, which is significantly more than other sedans in its class. You get even more space with the hatchback model of the 2019 Chevy Sonic with a total of 19 cubic feet behind the back seat, and that’s without the seats folded down. A standard 60/40 split-folding rear seat opens up the cargo space to 47.7 cubic feet, more than enough to haul your luggage on a road trip.

Performance

There’s only one engine choice for the 2019 Chevy Sonic, but you won’t be disappointed. For the new year, Chevy decided to replace the less powerful naturally aspirated1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that used to come standard in favor of a more powerful version. Now, you’ll get the Ecotec 1.4L turbocharged engine with 138-horsepower standard. This engine provides a decent amount of power and will see you around town or on a road trip quite happily. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard with the 2019 Chevy Sonic, but you can upgrade for a six-speed automatic transmission if you want.

The Sonic gets decent gas mileage and definitely won’t break the bank. You’ll get about 27 MPG city and 38 MPG highway with the sedan model of the Sonic with a manual transmission. With the hatchback model and a manual transmission, you’re likely to get about 26 MPG city and 35 MPG highway. Both the sedan and the hatchback get 26 MPG city and 34 MPG highway with an automatic transmission. You’ll be able to go far without needing to stop in for a fill up with this new small car.

If you want an athletic car that moves well, the 2019 Chevy Sonic delivers. Some of the trim levels incorporate a sport suspension which tightens up handling for a more fun ride. Some find that this addition reduces ride quality, so it’s really up to personal preference whether you opt for this feature.

Technology

In recent years, Chevy has been incorporating more and more new technological features into their new cars. The Chevy Sonic is no exception and even goes above and beyond other models. If you want lots of cool gadgets and to stay connected on the road, the Chevy Sonic can be your new bat-mobile. You’ll be able to access all your music, messages, apps, and more all in one place. Chevy knows that modern drivers want to stay connected to the outside world no matter where the road takes them, so charging and connectivity options abound in the Chevy Sonic.

The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic comes standard with many tech features. In the dash you’ll find a touch-screen infotainment system with its own built-in Wi-Fi hotspot! You can also integrate your smartphone with either Android Auto or Apple CarPlay depending on which type of phone you have. The MyLink interface which Chevy has become known for is both intuitive and well-loved by drivers all over America. This car might be small, but it certainly manages to fit enough tech features inside, including Bluetooth and navigation capabilities.

Safety

A red 2019 Chevy Sonic hatchback parked in front of a modern building

Everyone looking for a new car should consider the car’s safety ratings before committing. Especially a car that is designed to fit up to 5 people, you want to make sure that your friends and family are safe when you’re driving them around. Happily, the 2019 Chevy Sonic scores very well in terms of safety and is available with a load of extra safety features. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2019 Chevy Sonic a 5-star overall crash test rating and 5-stars for frontal and side crash tests as well. If you’re taking safety scores into heavy consideration, you should worry with the 2019 Chevy Sonic.

Following the trend of being a tech-centric car, the Sonic turns to technology for its safety features too. All 2019 Chevy Sonics come standard with rearview cameras to help you stay safe when you’re backing up. If your kid’s left their bike in the driveway, you’d know before you puncture a tire or squash the bike flat. There are also optional driver assistance features in the 2019 Sonic. These include rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and forward collision warning. All of these can be added with a single inexpensive package on the higher trim levels, making them a good value for people who want a little extra help staying safe on the road.

Here are some other safety features which help to keep drivers and passengers safe on the road:

  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Rear Side Air Bag
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Traction Control
  • Emergency Trunk Release

Trim Levels

There are three different trim levels available for the 2019 Chevy Sonic and can be chosen with the sedan or hatchback style. You can also choose manual or automatic transmission for any of the trim levels. The base model, the Chevrolet Sonic LS, is generally considered to be pretty decent for a small car at its price point. It includes the fun infotainment system, smartphone integration, along with a Wi-Fi hotspot. Having a Wi-Fi hotspot come standard with any car is exceptional, usually, this is reserved as a luxury feature on other car brands.

With an upgrade to the Chevrolet Sonic LT, you’ll get alloy wheels, heated and power-adjustable outside mirrors, satellite radio, upgraded cloth seats, and a six-speaker stereo system. The highest trim level you can get with the 2019 Chevy Sonic is the Chevrolet Sonic Premier. With this upgrade, the exterior of the car gets a lot sportier. You’ll get a spoiler, black wheels, and a sport exhaust as well. This trim level also comes with proximity key entry, push-button start, heated front seats, a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and leatherette upholstery.

So, what do you think? Is the 2019 Chevy Sonic the right size for your busy life? Does the style fit your personality?

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