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Chevy Sonic Named a “Coolest Car Under $18,000”

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2017 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

The Chevy Sonic may not strike you as the epitome of cool, but the editors at Kelley Blue Book’s seem to think it’s pretty happening—at least, considering its price point. just included the 2017 Sonic on its list of the “10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000.” The recently refreshed model earned plaudits for its size, its comfort and technology features, and of course, its price.

“More than just a repeat entry on our annual collection of budget-friendly cool cars, the Sonic’s starting sticker price of $16,020 qualifies it as the most affordable car on the list,” editors wrote in defense of the car’s coolness. “Freshly updated for 2017 with new front and rear styling and a variety of feature upgrades, Chevrolet’s subcompact car delivers a compelling combination of fun, comfort and tech.”

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The Sonic ranked tenth out of ten on the list, which was rounded out by the 2017 Honda Fit at ninth, the 2017 Subaru Impreza at eighth, the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM at seventh, the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta at sixth, the 2017 Hyundai Veloster at fifth, the 2017 Kia Soul at fourth, the 2017 Jeep Renegade at third, the 2017 Honda Civic at second, and the 2017 Mazda Mazda3 taking top honors. 

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The 2017 Chevy Sonic is equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that yields 134 horsepower and an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in city traffic and 34 mpg in highway traffic.

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