2014 Chevrolet Sonic LT Review: So Much Good - So Little Cost
The Chevrolet Sonic is arguably the best subcompact Chevy that we have ever seen with lots of space, an impressive list of available features and a lineup of spunky, efficient drivetrains that make the Sonic more entertaining to drive than any past tiny Chevy cars. Best of all, all of the most enticing aspects of the Sonic are available across the whole model line so you don’t need to buy the top of the line model to really enjoy this sporty hatch. The test subject for this review – a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic LT – is one step above being a base model but this car offers all of the fun and all of the amenities of the pricier models while doing without some expensive standard features (like heated leather seats) that budget minded buyers can do without.
My 2014 Chevrolet Sonic LT in Topaz Blue Metallic exterior paint and a Jet Black/Dark Titanium interior carried a base price of $16,380. Factory options include the 1.4L turbocharged engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission (+$700), the Chevrolet MyLink radio (+$200), the Rear Camera Package (+$200) and the Advanced Safety Package (+$395). This particular Sonic LT also wore a set of dealer installed 16 inch black wheels (+$995), a Black Color Flash Package (+$670), fog lights (+$275) and a Borla Performance exhaust system (+$705) for a total price of $21,345. This car is very similar to the pricier Sonic RS with the exception of the RS-specific body package, the RS-specific transmission gearing (which hurts fuel economy) and the loaded leather interior.