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US Names Chevy Sonic One of the 25 Safest Small Cars of 2019

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The 2019 Chevy Sonic secured a spot on U.S. News and World Report’s list of the 25 Safest Small Cars of 2019 thanks to its high safety ratings and advanced driver assist technologies.

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“A five-star overall rating from the NHTSA complements the top Good rating from the IIHS for the 2019 Chevy Sonic four-door compact car,” reports U.S. News & World Report writer Robert Duffer. “Sonic models equipped with the optional forward collision alert provide a Basic level of front crash prevention.”

The 2019 Chevy Sonic is available at three trim levels — LS, LT, and Premier. It is equipped with a long list of standard safety features including Brake Assist, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, LED daytime running lamps, 10 air bags, rear child security door locks, and Chevrolet Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity.

“Though the Sonic only comes standard with a rearview camera, an optional $495 package that Chevy calls Driver Confidence comes with rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and forward collision warning,” adds Duffer.

The 2019 Chevy Sonic earned a U.S. News Safety Score of 8.9 out of 10.

A responsive and controlled performance is afforded with the standard electronic traction control, electronic brake force distribution, and the StabiliTrak stability control system.

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Each trim is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission that generates 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with the automatic transmission, the 2019 Sonic earns an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 34 mpg on the highway.

News Source: U.S. News & World Report