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2014 CHEVROLET SONIC: FIRST THINGS FIRST

Designed to be a car for firsts, Sonic has many claims to fame.

It’s the first car in its class with an available turbocharged engine and to offer up to 40 mpg hwy. Sonic is also the first and only car in its class to ever receive a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety from NHTSA and to offer 10 standard air bags. So it’s really not surprising that the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic 5-door hatchback received the “Highest Ranked Vehicle Appeal among Sub-Compact Cars Two Years in a Row” by J.D. Power.
   

And there’s even more to rave about with the extensive care that Chevrolet provides. The 2014 Sonic comes standard with Chevrolet Complete Care that includes oil and oil filter changes, 4-wheel tire rotation and a 27-point vehicle inspection.

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WE’RE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY

As your comprehensive owner benefit program, Chevrolet Complete Care goes above and beyond to ensure that owner satisfaction is a top priority for all 2014 purchased and leased vehicles. Backed by 2 years or 24,000 miles of included scheduled maintenance, warranty coverage that features powertrain, bumper-to-bumper, rust-through protection, plus 5 years or 100,000 miles of roadside assistance with courtesy transportation, you can be confident you’re getting the most out of your investment. See for yourself how Chevrolet Complete Care stacks up against the competition.
 

 

 

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Rob Dyrdek set the record for the Farthest Reverse Ramp Jump by a Car in a 2014 Sonic RS.

February-28-2014
With Six Flags Magic Mountain as a backdrop, Dyrdek set the record for the Farthest Reverse Ramp Jump by a Car in a specially equipped 2014 Sonic RS. The live stunt took place on February 13, 2014, and will air on the series finale of Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory on March 13, with a recap on March 20.
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    The 2014 Sonic Hatchback LTZ shown in Silver Ice Metallic.
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    The 2014 Sonic Hatchback LTZ shown in Silver Ice Metallic.
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    The 2014 Sonic Hatchback LTZ shown in Silver Ice Metallic.
  • The 2014 Sonic Hatchback LTZ shown in Silver Ice Metallic.
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ANGLES ARE ATTITUDE

Commands attention

Just check out the sporty front end, rear spoiler, aggressive stance and dynamic lines. Even the rear door handles are hidden to maintain that clean, athletic look without losing one bit of functionality. When you have a hatchback car with an available turbocharged engine and up to 40 MPG hwy, a confident attitude is expected.

 

Jaw-dropper

People react strongly when they see the exposed headlamps, dual-port grille and motorcycle-inspired taillamps of Sonic. Take it up a level with foglamps and chrome-accented door handles standard on LTZ.

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Be Bold

Sonic has a boldness all its own but you can make it even more athletic looking. Boost its aggressive stance with visually appealing wheel options. From the steel wheels on the LS with full bolt-on wheel covers to the whole lineup of available dealer-installed accessory wheels, you’ll have your Sonic riding in style. The LT sports 15-inch painted-aluminum wheels, or go ahead and upgrade to the optional 16-inch wheels available with the Wheels and Foglamp Package. To put a little more edge on your Sonic, go for the LTZ model with standard 17-inch painted-aluminum wheels.

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CREATIVITY REQUIRED

Make it your own

Sonic Hatchback drivers are individuals to the core. You know exactly what you like. So feel free to explore our wide range of available dealer-installed Chevrolet Accessories, from All-Weather Floor Mats to expressive body graphics. You’ll be sure to find something that is unmistakably you. Like a Kicker® Amplifier/Subwoofer that will transform your Sonic into a concert hall. Or the Borla® Exhaust for a clear, aggressive sound. Then there are the dealer-installed white or black wheels that flow with the available body graphics. Hey, it’s all up to you. Think like an artist and make your own mark on your Sonic.

See more Sonic accessories at Chevrolet Accessories.

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    2014 Sonic RS features leather-appointed seats with sueded microfiber inserts and heated front bucket seats.
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    The 2014 Sonic RS shown in Red Hot (left) and Ashen Gray (right) with available features.
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    Unique Sonic RS shift knob with contrasting red stitching.
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    Standard Sport Pedals featuring brushed aluminum covers with rubber grips and deluxe floor mats on RS.
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The Hatchback RS

Get behind the wheel of the 5-door Hatchback RS and feel your world open up. With a standard turbocharged engine, sporty gear ratios and a lowered and stiffened suspension with performance-tuned dampers, RS puts you in charge. Take hold of the leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, settle into the heated leather-appointed front bucket seats with sueded microfiber inserts, and let the adrenaline-pumping Sonic experience begin.

This feeling is only enhanced by an interior that is upgraded with unique center-stack
trim and contrasting red stitching throughout. Intensified from the ground up, RS gives Sonic an impressive balance of savvy and power.



 

2014 Sonic Hatchback RS: Profile

Control equals freedom

With the turbocharged RS, you have all the power you want and the responsive handling you need. The suspension is designed to take control and harness the muscle of the engine. Make no mistake, you’ll feel the power every time you drive RS, whether maneuvering through intense city traffic or cruising the coast. And you’ll be in complete control wherever you go.

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    The 2014 Sonic Hatchback LTZ shown in Jet Black with Dark Titanium trim and perforated leatherette seats.
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    The 2014 Sonic RS digital command center.
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    The 2014 Sonic Hatchback LTZ shown in Jet Black with Dark Titanium trim and perforated leatherette seats.
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    The 2014 Sonic Hatchback LTZ shown in Jet Black with Dark Titanium trim and perforated leatherette seats.
  • Fold the rear seats and you'll get up to 47.7 maximum cu. ft. of storage space to load your things.
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AMPED UP FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Prepare for takeoff

The dual-cockpit interior and motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster with Graphite Silver accents get your blood pumping even before you turn the key. The performance-inspired design elements Sonic boasts on the exterior are exactly what you find when you get behind the wheel. Sonic Hatchback is a driver’s car, so grab hold of the 3-spoke steering wheel designed for optimal grip and hold on tight.

Comfort with an edge

Yeah, Sonic Hatchback has an urban edge. But it’s made for comfort too. The seats were designed for you and your friends to kick back and enjoy the ride. That’s easy to do with the perforated leatherette seats in the LTZ, or the leather-appointed seats with sueded microfiber inserts in the RS. Both models include heated seats for the driver and front passenger. And Sonic makes getting around town a breeze with OnStar® Turn-by-Turn Navigation, standard for the first six months. Just press the button and a friendly OnStar Advisor will guide you exactly where you want to go.

Go ahead and load it up

Sonic Hatchback offers ample cargo space and many ways to get it. Seating for five with 19 cubic feet of cargo space will carry your friends and everything you need. With its 60/40 split-folding rear seat and up to 47.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down, you’ll be able to find a configuration that’s just right, whether you’re heading to the beach or grabbing groceries after work. Sonic even gives you unique storage solutions for everything you want to keep within reach, including upper and lower glove boxes. Bringing a water bottle with you? There are holders incorporated right into the front doors. And in the hatch LT and above models, you’ll find a convenient hidden storage compartment.

40 MPG Highway: 2014 Chevy Sonic Hatchback Performance

  
EVERY MILE COUNTS

40 MPG hwy — so many miles, so little gas

Whether you’re commuting during the week or taking a long road trip on the weekend, Sonic, equipped with the available turbocharged engine on LT and LTZ, offers a maximum range of up to 488 highway miles on a single tank of gas. Engineering technology in performance and design makes it possible. The available 1.4L turbocharged engine and 6-speed manual transmission offers up to 40 MPG hwy without sacrificing power or athleticism. A lot goes into making a car as fuel efficient as possible, and it all translates to money in your pocket instead of the pump.

 

 

         

EFFICIENCY EMPOWERED

We turbocharged the ride

Consider yourself warned: After you take your friends for a ride, they may begin to show signs of Sonic envy — because when you turbocharge the drive, things get a lot more interesting. Sonic achieved 0-60 mph in less than 8 seconds on the test track. Whether it’s heading out for a quick skate session, driving up a mountain for a morning hike or just merging onto the freeway, Sonic LT, LTZ and RS models offer the available power you need. With 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque you’ll soon find out that Sonic is the most fun-to-drive car and offers up to 40 MPG hwy.

Right blend of ride and response

Sonic engineers went through hundreds of suspension variations to discover the right blend of handling and comfort. The result is the amazing agility and athleticism of Sonic. Its standard ECOTEC® 1.8L I-4 engine with 5-speed manual transmission puts the control of driving back in your hands. Sonic engineers took care of business by delivering 138 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque in the base model. The result is pure driving fun for you.

On top of your game

No matter how you slice it, Sonic Hatchback offers features that will get you excited to hit the road. Sonic offers standard Hill Start Assist, which helps you stay put on steep inclines while you transition from the brake pedal to the gas pedal. Whether backing into a parking spot on a steep downslope, or launching from a stop on an upward slope, Sonic keeps you steady.

COMMAND CENTER

The sounds of Sonic

Listen to commercial-free programs through the three-month trial of SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Or stream your favorite audio services like TuneIn global radio, Pandora® Internet Radio and Stitcher SmartRadio™ . You can also use your own music library through the available Bluetooth®† audio streaming feature for select smartphones. Just download the TuneIn Radio, Pandora Internet Radio or Stitcher SmartRadio app to your mobile device.

OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation

Getting lost isn’t an option with Sonic Hatchback. It includes the OnStar Directions & Connections® Plan with Turn-by-Turn Navigation, standard for the first six months. One press of a button and you are connected to an OnStar Advisor who can help you get to your destination. Voice-guided directions can be downloaded right into your car. You can even plan ahead with OnStar eNav℠, which lets you send destinations from MapQuest® to your car. Call them up anytime with a simple voice command.

 

Wireless Technology

Take calls without ever taking your hands off the steering wheel through the connectivity of standard Bluetooth®† wireless technology for select phones and steering wheel-mounted controls. Bluetooth connectivity for your phone is standard on every model. Bluetooth audio streaming is standard on models equipped with Chevrolet MyLink. You can also connect your iPod®, MP3 player or music-loaded flash drive to the auxiliary input jack or available USB port for a direct line to the radio.







   

RemoteLink Key Fob Services:
Standard for five years on OnStar-equipped vehicles

RemoteLink Key Fob Services are a component of the OnStar RemoteLinkTM† app that gives you access to features such as remote start as well as locking and unlocking—even when miles away from your vehicle. This is included for five years after purchase of your Chevrolet vehicle, with or without a paid OnStar® subscription. With Remote Link Key Fob Services, you can unlock your automatic door locks remotely if your keys are locked inside or in case of an emergency. With factory installed and enabled remote start, you can also remotely start or turn off your car, which is helpful for cooling or heating the inside of your vehicle, and activate your vehicle’s horns and lights to help locate it in a crowded parking lot.

Learn more about the full RemoteLink App

STELLAR PERFORMANCE

Built with you in mind

Sonic boasts aggressive styling and impressive power, but make no mistake - with Sonic Hatchback, safety is a priority. It’s the first and only car in its class to ever receive a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety  from NHTSA and Sonic was also named a 2013 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Sonic is built around a steel safety cage and offers extensive safety technology for collision prevention, reaction and response to enhance safety before, during and after a crash, if needed. Other advancements you can count on — including daytime running lamps and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System — also help you avoid trouble on the road.

Prevent

New for 2014, Sonic Hatchback offers the Advanced Safety Package to help you avoid a collision. The package includes Forward Collision Alert, which will issue a warning sound to alert you of a possible collision, and the Lane Departure Warning that will alert you if Sonic begins to drift across a lane without signaling. Also new this year is the available rear vision camera. When you shift into reverse, the display will appear on your Chevrolet MyLink screen to let you see if anything is in your way. And when Sonic takes off, the StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control kicks in. On slippery roads, StabiliTrak helps you stay on course by detecting the difference between the path being steered and the direction the vehicle is traveling. It then uses the brakes and, if necessary, adjusts engine torque to help keep your Sonic on track.

2014 Chevy Sonic Hatchback Safety: 10 Air Bags

Protect

Sometimes, unfortunately, trouble finds you. If a moderate-to-severe collision does occur, Sonic Hatchback is designed to respond quickly as the first and only car in its class with 10 standard air bags. Sensors throughout the vehicle determine how many air bags deploy — including knee air bags for the driver and front passenger. Adding to this protection, the cabin is reinforced with high-strength steel throughout. Meanwhile, front and rear “crush zones” are designed to compress in a controlled manner, helping absorb and channel energy away from the cabin. But our protective measures don’t end there.

Respond

In many crashes, built-in sensors automatically contact an OnStar Advisor, who is immediately connected into the vehicle to see if you need help. Even if you don’t respond, the Advisor can use GPS technology to pinpoint your exact location and request emergency help be sent immediately. It’s part of the OnStar Directions & Connections Plan – standard for the first six months. Why? It’s simple: Your safety is important to us.

HOW SUSTAINABLE IS THE SONIC HATCHBACK?

Check out its Ecologic features. Here at Chevrolet, we believe in being a responsible steward of our environment. We’ve developed a way to communicate some of the environmentally significant features of each vehicle we make. We call it Ecologic.

Every aspect of Ecologic is audited by Two Tomorrows, an independent third-party sustainability auditor. To learn more about Ecologic and the Two Tomorrows process, click here.

Fuel-Saving Technologies

Continuously Variable Valve Timing (VVT) adjusts airflow in and out of the combustion chamber under all engine speeds, which helps improve fuel economy and lower emissions.

Electric Power Steering uses an electric motor instead of an engine-driven belt, resulting in a lighter overall workload and better fuel economy.

Smart alternator technology (Regulated Voltage Control) lowers the alternator voltage when the battery is fully charged, which improves fuel economy.

Responsible Manufacturing

Landfill gas supplies more than 20% of the total energy for heating and cooling of the final assembly facility, which makes the facility less reliant on fossil fuels.

The engine and transmission facilities are landfill-free. These facilities use a process to reuse, recycle or convert to energy all waste created in their daily operations, which conserves resources.

Sonic is the only vehicle in its class assembled in the United States. This reduces energy consumption and emissions related to vehicle transport.

End-of-Life Recyclability

After the vehicle’s useful life, 85% of it is recyclable. The majority of its components can be broken down and recycled, which conserves resources and reduces landfill deposits

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  • 1 22 Whichever comes first. See dealer for limited warranty details.
  • 2 Personal 2 Shown with graphics from an independent supplier and is not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty. GM is not responsible for the safety or quality of third-party supplier alterations. Go to www.ChevroletGraphics.com for more details.
  • 3 Interior 1 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
  • 4 23 Covers only scheduled oil changes with filter and tire rotations according to your new vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule for up to 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Does not include air filters. Maximum of 4 service events. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.
  • 7 2 Based on EPA estimated for LT/LTZ with available 1.4L turbocharged engine and 6-speed manual transmission.
  • 8 3 BringGo app must be purchased separately from a third party. Requires compatible smartphone. Data plan rates apply. See dealer or call 1-855-4-SUPPORT (1-855-4-787-7678) for more information.
  • 9 4 The Chevrolet Sonic received the highest numerical score among sub-compact cars in the proprietary J.D. Power 2012-2013 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout StudiesSM. 2013 study based on 83,442 total responses from new-vehicle owners of 230 models and measures opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in February-May 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com
  • 10 5 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov).
  • 11 11 Achieved on a test track with turbocharged engine and 6-speed manual transmission.
  • 12 12 Based on EPA-estimated highway 40 MPG highway and fuel tank capacity. Your range may be less.
  • 13 7 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.
  • 14 14 Go to gmtotalconnect.com to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.
  • 15 9 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data.
  • 16 16 Not compatible with all devices.
  • 17 10 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
  • 18 17 Available on select Apple, Android and Blackberry devices. Services vary by device, vehicle and conditions.
  • 19 13 MyLink functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. MyLink on Sonic does not include functionality such as enhanced voice recognition, Gracenote® and CD player.
  • 20 15 Standard on LT and LTZ and RS; available on LS. If you subscribe after your trial period, subscriptions are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. XM satellite service is available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C.
  • 21 21 Data plan rates apply.
  • 22 20 Requires available Chevrolet MyLink and compatible iPhone running iOS6.
  • 23 Personal 1 Late availability for body kit.
  • 24 19 Excludes spare tire when equipped.
  • 25 18 Access is available for five years from the date of vehicle delivery and is transferable. Does not include any emergency services or other OnStar services. To cancel OnStar RemoteLink Key Fob Services or if your vehicle is sold, it is important to contact an OnStar Advisor. See onstar.com/mobile for full details.
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