The 2020 Chevrolet Sonic is a good, though unexceptional, compact vehicle, adrift in a sea of crossovers and SUVs. The Sonic, a replacement for the previous Aveo, debuted in 2012 and was updated for the 2017 model year. It’s offered as a sedan or a hatchback, which have high safety and value ratings. There is a lot to like about the Sonic, but it can also be fun to drive.

The Sonic, Chevy’s smallest vehicle, is a touch larger than the Spark and competes with subcompacts like the Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, and Honda Fit. When compared to some of its competitors, the Sonic seems old-fashioned, particularly when seen from the inside. It has a clean, businesslike appearance on the exterior.


The 2020 Chevy Sonic is offered in 3 trim levels:

  • LS: 29 combined MPG
  • LT: 6-Speed A/T
  • Premier: Front Wheel Drive

Performance and Fuel Economy

The new 2020 Sonic is a one-stop shop for engine options. The only engine choice is the standard 1.4-liter 4-cylinder that comes with the vehicle. This hatchback vehicle can generate up to 138 horsepower, making it ideal for everyday driving. The Sonic’s quiet engine makes it a standout among its rivals. There is no better way to experience the road than with an easy-to-use six-speed automatic gearbox. Available with turbo power, a hatchback or sedan body shape, and an automatic gearbox, the 2020 Sonic is adaptable for such a little, low-volume car. In terms of performance and fuel efficiency, the Sonic’s single turbo-4 is adequate, but it only returns an average of 29 miles per gallon on the highway.

While no subcompact vehicle is likely to be exceptionally spacious, the Chevy Sonic provides capacity for four persons and a small amount of luggage room, with greater adaptability in hatchback shape than sedan despite a little rise in price. On the other hand, Crash test results are excellent, which is remarkable in a category plagued by a lack of safety technology and inadequate crash tests. Since a manual gearbox is no longer an option, Sonic’s fuel economy will be down for 2020. However, the surviving powertrain still manages 26 mpg on the city streets, 34 on the highway, and 29 on the highway and highway together.  Some of the bigger compact vehicles are worse than this in terms of total efficiency, and this category often ranks as the most efficient.


  • Height: 59.7 in
  • Length: 173.9 in
  • Width: 68.3 in
  • Curb weight: 2857 lbs

Engine type: Turbocharged Gas I4, 1.4L

Fuel tank: 12.2 g

2020 Chevrolet Sonic

Service Manual

These manuals go through every aspect of how the car operates. The vehicle’s purchase price does not include the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic manuals for service, which covers such topics as:

  • Safety Restraints
  • Instrumentation
  • Before Driving
  • Starting and Operating
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Specifications
  • Capacities
  • Servicing

The service manuals for the 2020 CHEVROLET SONIC are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s operation.

Design, Comfort, and Quality

Sonic’s new face is more subdued than the original, with comical circular headlights and taillights and a large, obtrusive grille. The hatchback has a more appealing rear end than the awkward sedan, but neither model can be described as “ugly.” There are a few vivid colors for the Sonic hatchback variant, such as a new orange hue for the sedan model’s exterior paint color. Instead of adding glitz and glamor, the interior keeps things clean, utilitarian, and cost-effective by eliminating everything that isn’t required. Everything is made of low-quality, mass-produced polymers that have been around for at least a decade.

The hatchback and sedan versions of the Sonic can sit two people comfortably in the front seats, while the back seats can accommodate two adults in an emergency. Just one cubic foot smaller than the mid-size Malibu sedan, the hatchback variant provides 19 cubic feet of trunk space behind the rear seats without using a concealed storage bin on the cargo floor. There are plenty of cup holders and a few cubbies for small items in this car’s passenger compartment, but the comparatively spacious Honda Fit makes better use of the space. The 2020 Chevrolet Sonic falls short in material quality, which is not inherently poor but outdated. Compared to the likes of the Kia Rio and Hyundai Accent, the Sonic seems outdated.

Owner’s Manual

When consumers purchase a vehicle, there should be a 2020 Chevrolet Sonic owner’s manual set wrapped in premium leather. This owner’s manual contains all the required information for future maintenance, vehicle operation, and features specifically for the lens of the owner’s of the vehicle.

  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting

While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the 2020 CHEVROLET SONIC provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.


The 2020 CHEVROLET SONIC can be bought at the following rates:

  • LS: $16,720 or €15447
  • LT: $19,420 or €17941
  • Premier: $20,720 or €19142

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it true that the Sonic is being discontinued?

Yes, General Motors will no longer produce the Chevy Sonic

Are the Chevrolet Sonics Reliable?

They were rated 4 out of 5 for reliability

The lifespan of a Chevy Sonic?

200,000 miles