2017 Chevrolet Sonic Performance

2017 Chevrolet Sonic Premier RS

The 2017 Chevy Sonic performance delivers peppy power and efficiency. Customers can enjoy an exciting selection of options, so it’s easy to build the perfect Sonic at a reasonable price. Come to Biggers Chevy today to take a test drive in the Sonic!

More Chevrolet Sonic Details

Engines and Transmissions

The Sonic has two different engines to choose, both engineered with ECOTEC power. Each drivetrain features front-wheel drive and electronic fuel injection systems. Start with the standard 1.8L 4-cylinder engine with 138 hp. The 1.8L engine pairs to a 5-speed manual transmission on the LS and LT manual models or a 6-speed automatic on the automatic models. Next up, the LT and Premier trims feature a 1.4L turbo engine with 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. The 1.4L engine mates to a 6-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission.


Efficiency is key for the Sonic, so you can make the most out of city or highway driving. Here are the fuel economy figures for each Sonic configuration:

  • The 1.8L engine with manual transmission generates an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. With an automatic transmission, it reveals an EPA-estimated 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
  • The 1.4L engine with manual transmission has an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. It delivers 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with an automatic transmission.
  • The Premier trim with an automatic transmission has an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

Sonic models have the option for an oil pan heater, which will come in handy for chilly Chicago winter days. The oil pan heater is electric, so you can start your car much faster than models that lack this feature.

Suspension and Handling

Expect fantastic handling from the Sonic. Depending on the transmission and model you choose, there are touring and sport suspensions to explore. Across all models you will find StabiliTrak Stability Control, which will enhance your grip when in low-traction scenarios. There is also a traction control system that works similarly to StabiliTrak. The front suspension features a MacPherson Strut system, while the torsion beam rear suspension gives a semi-independent feel to the Sonic.

Test the 2017 Chevy Sonic Performance Today

Don’t wait another second to try the peppy 2017 Chevy Sonic performance. Come see us at Biggers Chevy today! Let us show you each engine, so you can find the right fit for your particular needs. The Sonic is ideal for daily commutes, as it receives great gas mileage with a sporty kick, but its versatility shines in any scenario. Contact us online today, and let us book your test drive.