2017 Chevrolet Sonic RS Specs And Review
The Sonic is Chevrolet’s entrance right into the prominent subcompact segment. Readily available as both a sedan and a hatchback, it supplies a polished cabin and incredibly great driving dynamics.
The Sonic five-door Sonic RS corresponds the four-door sedan from the front bumpers to the B-pillar. Beyond that, the hSonic RS obtains a tall and blocky shape and back door deals with that are concealed up by the back windows, offering it the look of a three-door initially look.
Chevrolet wishes to catch the interest of more youthful purchasers with the Sonic. Chevrolet has actually developed that 20 % of the vehicle’s customers are below 35 years and the automaker believes the upcoming design will do also much better amongst this age group of purchasers. Similar to the outgoing model, the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic RS will certainly be provided both in sedan and hatchback bodies.
As mentioned above, the new Chevrolet Sonic RS has a brand new stance which is much more meaningful. The automobile’s exterior design drops in line with various other Chevrolet versions such as the Trax, Cruze and Screw EV. The front features a brand-new hood, an overhauled grille and projector-beam headlights. The front also features LED DRLs.
The rear, on the various other hand, has also been refreshed and sporting activities a redesigned bumper and changed taillights. On the sides, the Sonic RS still features its one-of-a-kind “wheels-at-the-corners stance” which when paired with the upgrades make it look sportier.
The car rides on new 15-, 16-and 17-inch wheels. Four new exterior colors have actually also been presented; they are Arctic Blue Metallic, Orange Ruptured Metallic, Cajum Red Tintcoat and Brimstone.
The interior designers of the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic RS have actually made a thoughtful interior which is concentrated on providing convenience, benefit and the trappings that feature brand-new innovation. To include in the current layout which is currently well specified is a brand Sonic LT detailed gauge cluster with an analog speedometer.
New for 2017 is a power vehicle driver’s seat making the Sonic the very first model in this sector to provide this feature. Various other features include keyless entrance and ignition, warmed seats and a heated steering wheel. The seats are cushioned in a quality towel.
The unique RS package deal adds RS-logo on the floor mats, red fabric upholstery, piano black decor and an RS-badged flat-bottomed steering wheel.
One more brand-new feature on the 2017 Chevy Sonic RS is a 7.0-inch diagonal infotainment system. The system supports updated innovations such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and 4GLTE which has a Wi-Fi hotspot. The Wi-Fi hotspot permits link of as much as 7 tools like smart devices, tablet computers or laptops.
The Chevrolet Sonic RS 2017 will certainly showcase a host of updated safety and security features such as Lane Separation caution, Onward Crash Alert, Stabilitrak electronic security control and antilock brakes among others.
For 2017, the version will certainly likewise include Rear Park Assist and a rearview cam as conventional in all trims. The automobile also features 10 common air bags.
Both the sedan and the hatchback are powered by a 1.8 L 4-cylinder Ecotec engine or an Ecotec 1.4 L turbocharged mill. Both engines generate 138 hp. Nevertheless, the turbocharged engine produces 148 lb-ft of torque compared with 125 lb-ft of torque created by the 1.8 L engine.
There are no main EPA rankings as of this composing however given that there are no significant adjustments on the drive-trains; we anticipate the engine to preserve the 2016 version’s scores.
The 1.8 L engine currently returns a combined gas performance of 30 mpg while the turbocharger is much more penny-wise at a 33 mpg on mixed drives.
Both engines will certainly be mated to a 6-speed handbook gearbox. A 6-speed transmission is provided as an option.