2014 Chevrolet Sonic RS 1.4L Turbo Test Drive Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/sonic/2014/?id=32972 The Chevrolet Sonic
should be on your shopping list for a couple of reasons:
1) The car is very cheap with a starting price of $14,170
2) It is one of the few small cars actually built in America
3) The Sonic drives and handles well
4) The car is very safe with 10 airbags
On the inside the Sonic is cheeky and playful. The instrument set-up is
unique combining both analog and digital gauges. The brushed silver trim
and fake suede is nice enough. The driver's compartment is roomy and easy
to see the road. The basic Sonic engine is a naturally aspirated 1.8 liter.
But this Sonic RS has a 1.4 liter ECOTEC turbocharged 4-cylinder which is peppy and eager.
The Sonic puts together some great ingredients resulting in a very
satisfying overall experience. This RS model starts at $20k after all is
said and done.
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Camerons Car Reviews Score: 4.5/5
Powertrain Options: 1.4 L 4-Cylinder turbo or a 1.8 L 4-cylinder with a 5-Speed Manual
or 6-Speed Automatic
BASE ENGINE SIZE 1.4 L
CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
CYLINDERS Inline 4
VALVE TIMING Variable
TORQUE 148 ft-lbs. @ 2500 rpm
horsepower 138 hp
@ 4900 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 36.1 ft.
Weights and Capacities
EPA INTERIOR VOLUME 105.2 cu.ft.
CURB WEIGHT 2847 lbs.
CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 14.9 cu.ft.
Competitors: Ford Fiesta, Nissan Versa, Honda Fit, Mazda 2, Toyota Yaris,
Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent