Let go of less ? go for more. The all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic invites you to discover more ways of expressing yourself with its cutting-edge design and styling. More ways to have fun with the available turbocharged performance and array of the latest electronics. More peace of mind in the form of driver control technologies and up to 10 available airbags. Put it all together ? and you can see why CarandDriver.com describes Sonic in these terms: "...quality, features, and - to borrow a phrase overused by German car companies - driving pleasure... Sonic appeals on its merits..."
Think "turbo" and you immediately think of performance. And that's precisely what Sonic brings to the party. File it under one word: excitement. The available 1.4L ECOTEC® Turbo engine pumps out an at-the-ready 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. Even better, turbocharging generates plenty of torque across a wide rpm range, while also delivering extraordinary fuel efficiency. The engine's Variable Valve Timing (VVT) technology and its 6-speed manual transmission make Sonic that much more fuel efficient.
It's not just a question of what a car does for you - it's also how it makes you feel. Sonic is designed to make you feel totally connected with the driving experience. The dual-cockpit design sets a sporty tone, while the instrumentation reflects the hottest motorcycle designs. You can take the Sonic experience to an even higher level with the heated front bucket seats with perforated leatherette surfaces and leather-wrapped steering wheel on LTZ models. Eagerly anticipate your next stint behind the wheel - in Sonic.
Chevrolet wouldn't call it Sonic without the multimedia credentials to back it up. A listening session will verify that Sonic lives up to its name. Bluetooth® wireless audio streaming is standard on LTZ and available on LT. Choose the available Sound Package on LT models and you get a 6-speaker audio system with a CD player, MP3 playback, a USB port and an auxiliary audio input jack. And the listening gets even better because the Package also includes the 130 channels and incredible digital quality of XM Satellite RadioTM.** Sonic - it's ready for your sound check.
Sonic is equipped to increase your enjoyment . It is also equipped to increase your sense of security, with advanced driver control technologies like the standard StabiliTrak® electronic stability control system, ABS and traction control. StabiliTrak® detects a lateral skid and intervenes automatically to help return your car to its intended driving line. The occupant protection is highlighted by up to 10 available airbags. And the standard OnStar® system includes Automatic Crash Response that directs emergency service providers to your exact GPS location. Enjoyment and reassurance - they go hand in hand in Sonic.