2012 Chevrolet Sonic Gets Price List
I have to say that the hatchback version of the recently announced Chevrolet Sonic looks great as opposed to the sedan version which looks a little bit cheap out in the back. Anyway, with the launch of the new model, Chevrolet is reentering the subcompact segment after a pause of several years. The cheapest Sonic money can be will cost you $14,995 for the sedan version and $400 more if you want the hatchback.
For this money, you get the model powered by an Ecotec 1.8-liter engine, featuring 10 airbags, traction control, ABS, electronic stability control (StabiliTrak) with rollover sensing and a 6-month trial of OnStar.
Moving up the scale, we find the LT trim level that packs a few luxury features like the heated side mirrors and seats, 6-speaker sound system, audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, USB, Bluetooth and 17-inch alloys. The top-spec LTZ comes with remote start for the models fitted with an automatic gearbox, chrome accented exterior and perforated leatherette steering.
That 1.8-liter engine is good for 138 hp and has a peak torque of 125 lb.-ft, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, which can be upgraded to a 6-speed automatic gearbox if you are willing to pay $1,070.
Those who choose the LT or LTZ trim level can opt for a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with a 6-speed manual transmission which will cost you $700 more.
The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic will have to face up some serious competition coming from the Nissan Sentra, which is a little bit more expensive as its base price is $16,060, but it comes with a more powerful 2.0-liter engine that produces 140 hp. Another rival is the popular Hyundai Accent, a model that comes with a 1.6-liter GDI 4-cylinder engine that packs 138 hp, which will set you back only $12,445 for the base version.
As far as the hatchback is concerned, it will run up against the popular Ford Fiesta (priced from $15,500), the Honda Fit ($15,100) and the Toyota Yaris which has a base price of $13,115.
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