Chevrolet Sonic 2015: Maybe … but not supersonic Sonic
As published in the 2015 Auto Guide
There are currently 3 years old, was replacing his Chevrolet Aveo (Pontiac time, she had for the Wave), a vehicle specifically needy. Sonic landed with his quite mug, its engines lastly worthy of bearing this name and specifically a new name challenge to promptly neglect his vile predecessor. And to be nicely on that a single not misunderstand it, Sonic is constructed in the United States whilst the filthy jalopy was in Korea.
Sonic The beginnings have been slow but sees much more on our roads. Surprisingly, it has sold specifically (200 units close to) the very same quantity of Sonic that Toyota Yaris in Canada for the previous two years. Chevrolet”s supply in the field subcompact is not denuee of interest, specifically in hatchback versions. Let AC closer.
The interior of the Sonic shows usually arranged colors that are forgotten incredibly relative good quality of some supplies. The dashboard is is an instrument block drawing of a motorcycle. engine revolutions are displayed by implies of a needle, whilst the speed of the car is a digital show of a fine blue. It is rather disturbing in the starting but you get accomplished promptly.
The front seats are comfy sufficient, although I”m not on a Montreal-Toronto-Montreal route the very same day would be a very good notion … The back seat is challenging, having said that, the space for the legs and head is appropriate provided the vehicle”s size. The Sonic decline in two models, hatchback and sedan. Definitely, the trunk of the 1st is significantly much more hassle-free due to the fact when the rear seats are folded, they kind a flat floor, a rarity in this niche. For its aspect, the trunk of the sedan is surprisingly massive for such a tiny vehicle.
Every model of the Sonic has two correct engines currently observed in the Chevrolet Cruze and produce the very same energy, or 138 horsepower. Why make it straightforward … The basis of it is a 4-cylinder 1.eight-liter developping a torque of 125 foot-pounds. The second is a different 4-cylinder, 1.four liter of this time, and TURBOCHARGED. This is a think about meticulously. It tends to make no pretension is sporty Sonic but thanks to its higher torque much more (148 lb-ft) it permits him to have accelerations is secure occasions a situation of preserving the regime beyond 500 laps. Otherwise, it”s a painful … The other engine, the 1.eight is significantly less clever and hope to do the -100 km / h in significantly less than 10 seconds keeps the fantasy or hurricane. Each mills consume roughly the very same quantity of gasoline, six.9 l / 100 km immediately after two weeks of trial. This consumption is incredibly higher for a subcompact. If this is the fuel economy of your interest, Cruze – bigger and much more comfy – accomplished as nicely or greater, specifically in Eco version.
Approval transmission, the 1.eight-liter versions EQUIPPED automatically obtain a manual 5 reports or optional automatic (yes, automatic, not a vulgar CVT) has six gears, please. As for the 1.four-liter versions, they are entitled to a manual six reports or automatic six reports also. None of these transmissions deserve prestigious awards, but they are a incredibly decent job provided the modest origins of Sonic. By cons, in order to root out the maximum horsepower of every engine, the manual are suggested.
On the road, 1st a single is impressed by the quietness. Definitely, if immediately after a blow of life you skip a Lexus LS460 has a Sonic, you may have a distinctive opinion! The suspension, MacPherson front and torsion beam at the rear, emphasize the financial character of the Chevrolet cute, but they are nicely calibrated to absorb shocks whilst preserving the tire get in touch with with the ground. This final results in a handling in the typical category. Faithful to the reactions of traction, Sonic understeer relatively when launched at complete speed in curves whilst preserving a sizeable roll. In brief, a painful chore that the reporter achieved when by pure professionalism.
The Sonic or loses points is in cost. Like most of its competitors, the simple versions are accessible and low-cost, but the client lulled by the gentle euphoria brought on by the attractive extended list of solutions and encouraging speech Sales Consultant, d other solutions really should be envisaged. As the transition to a greater model.