2019 Chevrolet Sonic Specs, Release Dates, Prices

In an era where small houses are becoming a trend, it makes sense if the automaker builds a tiny car to park on the driveway. The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic is like that, more powerful and larger than the Chevy Spark, but not big enough like the compact Cruze. In this segment, the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic has a lot to offer, including very low initial prices, technology options such as Wi-Fi hotspots and Apple CarPlay, sporty style and standard turbocharged engines. So if you think most small-crossover SUVs are too expensive, but you need space for passengers and cargo, the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic can help bridge the gap. Affordable, efficient and offers the latest infotainment system and safety aids, the Sonic breaks the small-car myth.

FAST FACT

Sonic continues to bring new, young customers into the Chevrolet family with nearly 20 percent of buyers under 35.

 

2019 CHEVROLET SONIC STARTING MSRP

Sedan: $16,295 (incl. DFC)1

Hatch: $19,290 (incl. DFC)1

 

EPA VEHICLE CLASS

Subcompact

 

NEW FOR 2019

  • 1.4L Turbo engine is standard on all models

  • Exterior color: Shock (available on hatchback – extra-cost color)

2019 CHEVROLET SONIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Offered in sedan and hatchback models

  • LS, LT and Premier trims on sedan; LT and Premier trim on hatchback models

  • RS package is available on sedan and standard on hatchback. Content includes: sport body kit (rear spoiler, black bowtie emblems on the front, rear, wheel center caps and steering wheel, piano black décor, leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, RS-logo floor mats and Red cloth seating (LT) or Jet Black leatherette and sueded microfiber seating (Premier)

  • Sonic Sedan has 14.9 cu. ft. (422 L) of trunk storage2 — that’s more than the 2019 Toyota Corolla

  • LED daytime running lamps

  • Chevrolet Infotainment 33 with 7-inch-diagonal color touchscreen, featuring Apple CarPlay4 and Android Auto5 phone projection capability

  • Built-in Wi-Fi® Hotspot with available 4G LTE data (3GB or 1-month data trial)6

  • Cruise control is standard on LT and Premier trims

  • Keyless Open and Start is standard on Premier and available on LT

  • Remote start is standard on LT and Premier hatchback and Premier sedan. It is available on LT sedan (requires automatic transmission)

  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat is standard on Premier and available on LT

  • Heated front seats are standard on Premier and available on LT

  • Heated steering wheel is available on sedan models

  • Standard steering wheel controls

  • Standard air conditioning

  • Standard 60/40-split folding rear seat

  • Two USB ports7 are standard on all models

SAFETY FEATURES

  • Ten standard air bags8: dual-stage, frontal, driver and right-front passenger, includes Passenger Sensing System; thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-front and rear outboard seating positions; head curtain, side-front and rear outboard seating positions; knee, driver and front passenger

  • Standard Rear Vision Camera9

  • Driver Confidence Package9 is available on LT and Premier and includes Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Rear Park Assist

  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control system

 

 

1MSRP excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. Optional equipment is extra.

2Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

3Chevrolet Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

4Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay, Siri, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

5Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android compatible smartphone running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Data plan rates apply. Android, Android Auto, Google, Google Play and other marks are trademarks of Google LLC.

6Service varies with conditions and location. Requires active service plan and paid AT&T data plan. See onstar.com for details and limitations. Properly equipped vehicles receive 1 month or 3GB of 4G LTE data (whichever comes first). Availability subject to change.

7Not compatible with all devices.

8Always use seat belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See your vehicle Owner’s Manual for more information.

9Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle's owner's manual for more important feature limitations and information.

 

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2019 CHEVROLET SONIC SPECIFICATIONS

GM-EST. FUEL ECONOMY

City

28 (manual)

27 (automatic)

Highway

37 (manual)

35 (automatic)

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FUEL TANK CAPACITY

12.2 gal. / 46.2 liters

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ENGINE

Type:

1.4L turbocharged DOHC I-4

Bore and stroke (in. / mm):

2.85 x 3.25 / 72.5 x 82.6

Block material:

Cast iron

Cylinder head material:

Cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

Dual-overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing

Fuel delivery:

Sequential multi-port fuel injection with electronic throttle control

Horsepower

(hp / kW @ rpm):

138 /103 @ 4900 SAE certified

Torque

(lb.-ft. / Nm):

148 / 200 @ 2500 SAE certified (man.)

148 / 200 @ 1850 SAE certified (auto.)

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TRANSMISSION & AXLE

Type:

MZ4 six-speed manual / Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic

 

Gear Ratios (:1)

MZ4 manual

6T40 automatic

​​  First

3.82

4.58

​​  Second

2.05

2.96

​​  Third

1.30

1.91

​​  Fourth

0.96

1.45

​​  Fifth

0.74

1.00

​​  Sixth

0.61

0.75

​​  Reverse

3.55

2.94

Final Drive Ratio:

3.65 (manual) / 3.23 (automatic)

 

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

Front Suspension:

MacPherson struts with offset coil springs and stabilizer bar

Rear Suspension:

Semi-independent torsion beam axle with coil springs

Steering Type:

Column-mounted electric power steering

Turning Circle

(ft. / m):

34.5 / 10.5 (15- and 16-inch wheels)

36.1 / 11 (17-inch wheels)

Brake Type:

Ventilated front disc / rear drum with ABS

Brake Rotor Size:

(in. / mm)

Front: 10.8 x 1.0 / 276 x 26

Rear: 9 / 230 (drum)

Wheel Size:

15-inch steel: std on LS

15-inch aluminum: std on LT

16-inch aluminum: incl. on LT with RS pkg.

17-inch aluminum: std. on Premier

Tire Size:

195/65R15 ALS (15-in.)

205/50R16 ALS (16-in.)

205/55R17 ALS (17-in.)

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EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase

(in. / mm):

99.4 / 2525 (Sedan)

99.4 / 2525 (Hatchback)

Overall Length

(in. / mm):

173.9 / 4416 (Sedan)

159.8 / 4059 (Hatchback)

Overall Width

(in. / mm):

68.3 / 1735 (Sedan)

68.3 / 1735 (Hatchback)

Overall Height

(in. / mm):

59.7 / 1516 (Sedan)

59.7 / 1516 (LT Hatchback)

59.3 / 1506 (Premier Hatchback)

Track (in. mm):

59.4 / 1509 (front)

59.4 / 1509 (rear)

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INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Headroom

(in / mm):

38.7 / 983 (front – Sedan)

37.8 / 983 (rear – Sedan)

38.7 / 983 (front – Hatchback)

38.1 / 968 (rear – Hatchback)

Legroom

(in. / mm):

41.8 / 1062 (front – Sedan and Hatchback)

34.6 / 879 (rear – Sedan and Hatchback)

Shoulder Room

(in. / mm):

53.4 / 1356 (front – Sedan)

53.4 / 1358 (front – Hatchback)

53 / 1346 (rear – Sedan)

53 / 1347 (rear – Hatchback)

Hip Room

(in. / mm):

51.4 / 1306 (front – Sedan and Hatchback)

51.6 / 1311 (rear – Sedan and Hatchback)

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WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES

Curb Weight

(lb. / kg):

2794 / 1267 (LS / LT Sedan manual)

2878 / 1305 (LS / LT Sedan automatic)

2850 / 1293 (Premier Sedan manual)

2911 / 1320 (Premier Sedan automatic)

2813 / 1276 (LT Hatchback manual)

2894 / 1313 (LT Hatchback automatic)

2837 / 1287 (Premier Hatchback manual)

2915 / 1322 (Premier Hatchback automatic)

EPA passenger volume (cu. ft. / L):

90.3 / 2557

Cargo volume

(cu. ft. / L):

14.9 / 422 (Sedan)

19 / 538 (Hatchback behind rear seat)

47.7 / 1351 (Hatchback with rear seat folded)

 

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