3 Reasons the 2016 Sonic is Fun to Drive
The 2016 Sonic is being sold by Chevrolet dealers across the nation and this little car is a blast to drive. Why? Well, first off it comes in either a hatchback or sedan model. Both of which can be accessorized with some cool graphics packages, and the engine has enough oomph too make taking tight turns feel like you just slung a Hot Wheels car around the track. Naturally, there are many more reasons to drive the Sonic and some of them may even be practical. But, it’s important to have fun while driving, too.
So, it’s a good thing someone came up with the idea of a small car like the Sonic or else we’d all be stuck driving generic family sedans and trucks.
Two Design Options
Probably the most fun part about driving the vehicle is looking at it before you get in it, and then watching as other people stare at your car.
No matter if you pick the hatchback or sedan, you are still getting the same quality Chevy parts and engineering, so you don’t need to sacrifice anything.
The hatchback has quickly become a popular style over the past few years, and the unique approach Chevy decided to take with the Sonic is sure to turn some heads. Instead of your typical sleek and “pointy” hatchback approach, Chevy made the Sonic look staunch and more squarish, but in a good way.
It doesn’t fall into the typical front-end failure of most hatchbacks, and instead features a broad grille and hood with large headlights. The whole stance of the Sonic is wider and more athletic looking compared to other hatchbacks on the road, and it looks particularly fantastic after some racing stripes are thrown across it.
The sedan model looks just like the hatchback, except for the hatchback part, of course. This makes for a small car that sits square and proud, with a slightly sporty feel to it. Overall, both designs are fun and unique, and only get better with the custom graphic packages offered.
Chevy has a few graphics package options for the Sonic hatchback and sedan, and the primary ones are the dual racing stripes that start at the bottom of the front-end and go all the way to the bottom of the rear-end.
Depending on what paint job you have, you can get gloss white, gloss black, gloss red, or matte white. Also, you can get a “hockey stick” stripe or wedge decal thrown on the side, as well as a decal/stripe package and chrome-trimmed doorhandles.
No matter which color combination hatch or sedan you have, the Sonic is going to look ready for the track.
Finally, racing stripes need to be backed up by an engine with an “I think I can” attitude. Thankfully, the Sonic has just the one. The engine I’m talking about is the ECOTEC Turbo 1.4-liter. This little kicker gets an estimated 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, while still putting out 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque.
A 1.4-liter turbo engine on a small frame like this? That’s enough to zip it playfully around corners. Coupled with the custom graphics package and already awesome stock design, this little car is going to make some big waves going down the road.