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Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com names Sonic one of the “10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2012"

With the only turbocharged engine in its class, lots of flexible cargo space, up to 40 MPG highway and 10 standard air bags it’s no surprise that Sonic would be high on the list of cars perfectly suited for the college lifestyle.

When recognizing the “10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2012” Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com also took notice of Sonic’s sporty design, vibrant colors, space for friends and even the cool name as something that students will appreciate — hatchback or sedan.

The Most Fun-to-Drive Car

Whether you’re exploring campus or making the commute home for provisions, the Sonic excitement starts when you hit the gas and feel the kick of the available ECOTEC®1.4L turbocharged engine. It offers the most available torque in its class and made the jump from 0-to-60 mph in under 8 seconds on the test track. Add the fine-tuned ride and handling and you’ll understand why Sonic is so associated with fun.

Load It Up!

If you’re looking for flexibility, look no further than the Sonic hatchback. It has the room you need to get your stuff to campus and your laundry back home without compromising your ability to lead a weekend road trip with your friends.

Your 19 cubic feet (cu. ft) of cargo space suddenly jumps to 47.7 cu. ft. with the rear seats folded down. Start playing with the 60/40 split folding rear seats and you’ll realize pretty quickly that Sonic’s up for just about anything you need to carry.

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The Tech You Expect

Face it. Not being connected isn’t an option anymore. That’s why Sonic lets you connect your compatible smartphone through its available Bluetooth® audio streaming feature so you can stream your music without taking your hands off the steering wheel. Download the Pandora® or Stitcher SmartRadio™ apps and you can also stream your favorite playlists from these popular audio services. Sonic also keeps you in the loop with the myChevrolet app with the connectivity of OnStar RemoteLink™†.

Parents will especially appreciate that Sonic’s technology extends to safety, with features like StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control and 10 standard air bags — the first and only car in its class with that many.

Hatchback or Sedan, Sonic is ready to take on your campus.

  • 1 5 Requires Android or iPhone platform.
  • 2 6 Available on select iPhone, Android, and Blackberry devices. Requires active OnStar subscription, which is standard for 6 months.
  • 3 3 Requires available 1.4L turbocharged engine and 6-speed manual transmission.
  • 4 4 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
  • 5 2 Air bag inflation can cause severe injury or death to anyone too close to the bag when it deploys. Be sure every occupant is properly restrained.
  • 6 1 Based on Sonic LT/LTZ with available 1.4L turbocharged engine and 6-speed manual transmission with an EPA-estimated 40 MPG highway.

Destination Freight Charges

To allow you to do an accurate price comparison with prices featured on other Internet sites, GM provides Internet pricing both with and without the Destination Freight Charge (see prices including Destination Freight Charge below). To get full pricing details, go to our Build Your Own section.