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2019 Chevrolet Sonic Overview

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The Chevrolet Sonic is the brand’s subcompact offering. Equipped with the latest tech features and advanced safety amenities, the 2019 Sonic makes a great choice for urban dwellers. Add on superb efficiency ratings and you get one nimble commuter car.

The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic is available at three trim levels: LS, LT, and Premier. All trims are offered as a sedan, but the LT and Premier are also offered as a hatchback.

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What’s New for the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic?

The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback’s new color: Shock.

The two largest updates to the 2019 Sonic include powertrain and color modifications. The brand’s Turbo 1.4-liter LUV engine replaces the model’s previous 1.8-liter LUW I4 base engine. This version yields more torque (148 lb-ft) than last year’s version (125 lb-ft of torque). The 2019 Sonic also loses two exterior colors — Arctic Blue Metallic and Ivy Metallic — while gaining a new neon green hue, Shock. The remote start technology now comes as part of the model’s Convenience Package.



The compact frame of the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic makes it a great companion for navigating city streets. Add on the optional 17-inch painted Black aluminum wheels and power sunroof features for extra style.

The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic is available in nine exterior colors: Summit White, Cajun Red Tintcoat, Kinetic Blue Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Nightfall Gray Metallic, Red Hot, Orange Burst Metallic, and Shock.

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Exterior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic LS

  • P195/65R15 all-season blackwall tires; Automatic on/off headlamp control; Compact spare tire; Solar-absorbing tinted glass; Outside, manually-adjustable, body-color mirrors; 15-inch steel wheels with bolt-on covers

Exterior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic LT
-Adds to or replaces features on LS-

  • Beltline moldings; 15-inch aluminum wheels; Power windows; Heated, power-adjustable outside mirrors

Exterior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic Premier
-Adds to or replaces features on LT-

  • P205/50R17 all-season blackwall tires, 17-inch painted Black aluminum wheels, Available power sunroof


2019 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

Agile and energetic, the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic comes standard with a ECOTEC® 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Choose either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, depending on your preference. The model outputs 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque for notable response on each adventure.


Fuel conservation is where the 2019 Sonic shines. When equipped with automatic transmission, it yields 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Select the Sedan configuration with the six-speed manual transmission to achieve up to 38 mpg on the highway.


Despite its petite side, the 2019 Sonic boasts a plethora of technology and thoughtful details to make each drive a pleasant one. The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and a 12-volt auxiliary power outlet come standard on each trim level. Choose the Premier version to add on heated front seats and a Keyless Open function. The new Sonic also has sufficient room for whatever items you need to bring along. The hatchback version yields 47.7 cubic feet of trunk space, perfect for accommodating possessions, groceries, and more.

Interior Photos:

Interior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic LS

  • Interior Features: Steering wheel audio and phone interface controls; Air conditioning; Overhead courtesy rear and dual front reading lamps; Front bucket seats; Front passenger seatback map pocket; Four-way manually-adjustable driver seat; Inside remote trunk release; Leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel; Rear 60/40 split-folding seat bench; Outside temperature sensor with display; Manual tilt steering column; Two-way, manually adjustable front passenger seat; Trunk/cargo area lighting; Power door locks; Available all-weather floor mats; Available cargo net
  • Radio and Technology: Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with 7-inch diagonal color touch screen, Four-speaker audio system, Oil life monitoring system, Auxiliary audio input jack, Driver Information Center, Built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot, Remote Keyless Entry, 12-volt auxiliary power outlet, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, Compatibility with Pandora® and Stitcher™ mobile apps, Available Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Available Siri® Eyes Free

Interior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic LT
-Adds to or replaces features on LS-

  • Interior Features: Deluxe cloth seat trim; Available heated front seats; Available six-way, power-adjustable front seats; Available heated steering wheel
  • Radio and Technology: Three-month subscription to SiriusXM® Radio, Cruise Control, Available Enhanced Driver Information Center, Six-speaker audio system, Available Keyless Open, Available Driver Confidence Package (with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Park Assist)

Interior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic Premier
-Adds to or replaces features on LT-

  • Interior Features: Heated driver and front passenger seats; Six-way, power-adjustable front seats
  • Radio and Technology: Enhanced Driver Information Center, Keyless Open


The 2019 Sonic offers a range of protective features to boost your confidence on the road. Electronic traction control joins forces with StabiliTrak® technology to enhance the model’s balance and traction on a variety of road conditions. The Rear Vision Camera will extend the driver’s line of vision when backing up, to help avoid a collision. The Sonic also incorporates four-wheel antilock brakes and Brake Assist technology to improve braking response time.

Standard Safety Features on the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic

  • Chevrolet Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Electronic traction control
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • StabiliTrak® stability control system
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • Rear child security door locks
  • Three-point safety belts; height-adjustable for driver and front passenger
  • Four-wheel antilock brakes
  • 10 airbags
  • Hill Start Assist

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