DETROIT – The Chevrolet Sonic is one of KBB.com’s top picks for its 10 Best Back-to-School Cars, placing third on the list. The Chevrolet Cruze was a top pick in 2011.
“Sporty design, vibrant colors, lots of space for friends and even that cool name make the Sonic hatchback and sedan attractive to younger drivers,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. “Their parents, meanwhile, will be keen on this subcompact’s outward visibility, easy-to-drive manners, good fuel economy and eager (but not overwhelming) engines.”
Starting at $14,495, the Chevy Sonic is the only sub-compact built in the United States. The Sonic comes with the most standard safety equipment in the sub-compact class, including 10 air bags, and has earned an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick and a 5-star overall vehicle score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Sonic’s Ecotec 1.4L turbocharged engine delivers an EPA-estimated 40 mpg on the highway and 138 horsepower (103kW) — 18 horsepower (14KW) more than the Ford Fiesta.
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