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2017 Chevrolet Sonic KBB Expert Review

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By Matt Degen

Available as a sedan or versatile hatchback, the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic slots between the tiny Spark and compact Cruze in Chevy's lineup. With its efficiency, surprising feature content and easy driving manners, the Sonic has always been a worthy rival to the Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent and Toyota Yaris. Thanks to a freshening for 2017, the new Sonic presents an even better option for younger drivers or commuters on a budget, thanks to the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility and available features like built-in Wi-Fi not usually found in a subcompact car. While base models still don't offer power windows, those willing to spend a bit more can find plenty of value in the 2017 Sonic.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a small, fuel-efficient, easy-to-drive sedan or hatchback with the latest tech features, the 2017 Chevy Sonic is a smart choice. Other positives include a fresh design and safety features like forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If lots of highway miles are in your future, consider something more substantial like the Cruze, now also offered as a hatchback. For drivers and parents of drivers seeking extra assurance, the 2017 Toyota Yaris includes a new safety system that can automatically stop the car if a collision appears imminent.

What's New for 2017

The Chevy Sonic is refreshed for 2017 with new front and rear fascias, and even base models now come with a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system that's Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. Premium features such as heated steering wheel, power-adjustable driver's seat and rear-park assist become available.

Driving It Driving Impressions

Take a spin in the Chevy Sonic and you may just gain new respect for the subcompact genre. This small Chevy's ride is smooth and stable, its steering is precise, and the car's suspension is nimble enough to round corners with confidence or dart through city traffic with ease. Despite its compact dimensions, the Chevrolet Sonic feels more substantial than a Ford Fiesta or Honda Fit. Even if you stick with the base 1.8-liter engine you’ll find a driving experience that's pleasing enough. The smaller but more powerful 1.4-liter turbo makes this car quite fun, especially if you opt for the available sport suspension. We liken that top-line model to a lower-price alternative to a Mini Cooper. A small but notable detail we appreciate: The driver's seat on all models includes an armrest on the right, which makes longer commutes comfortable.

Favorite Features

This infotainment system bundles a 7-inch touch screen that acts as central command for smartphone operation -- including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration -- radio, Bluetooth and more. Best of all, it's standard in every 2017 Sonic sedan and hatchback.

The Sonic aims to mitigate the worries that can come with a small car with standard features such as 10 airbags and available ones like forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning to stop an accident before one can occur.

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