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2018 Chevy Sonic Trims & Options

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The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic has something for everyone. It packs a surprising amount of power and performance into its compact size, and still manages excellent fuel economy. A comparison of the Sonic reveals a small car with huge potential. One of the best things about the new 2018 Sonic is the way it gives drivers choices between different options and feature packages.

2018 Chevrolet Sonic Trims

There are three great Chevy Sonic trim levels to choose from, and each is available with either a manual or automatic transmission.

Sonic LS Manual Trim

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The Sonic LS is available as a sedan, and allows drivers to choose between a five-speed manual transmission and a six-speed automatic transmission with auto-manual control. The manual LS starts at $16,170 and gets 29 miles per gallon combined; while the automatic gets 28. Both come standard with a 138 horsepower 1.8-liter engine and front-wheel drive.

Even at this lowest trim level, the Sonic comes with plenty of features including the following.

LS Manual Features:

  • ECOTEC® 1.8L 4-cylinder engine
  • 4-wheel antilock brakes
  • 10 airbags†
  • Chevrolet Connected Services Trial and OnStar Safety & Security Plan Coverage†
  • StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control and Panic Brake Assist
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Theft-deterrent system with content-theft alarm and engine immobilizer
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System†
  • Rear vision camera
  • 15-inch steel wheels with bolt-on wheel covers
  • Projector-beam halogen headlamps with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Outside manual-adjustable manual-folding body-color mirrors
  • Bluetooth wireless technology† for select phones
  • Chevrolet MyLink† Radio with 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen display, AM/FM stereo with seek-scan and digital clock, includes Bluetooth® audio streaming† for music and select phones; featuring Android Auto™† and Apple
  • CarPlay™ capability† for compatible iPhone and Android smartphones
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls for audio and phone
  • 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi®† hotspot for up to seven devices, includes data trial for 1 month or 3GB (whichever comes first)
  • Driver Information Center with readouts for trip odometer, fuel range, average fuel economy, average vehicle speed, Tire Pressure Monitoring System† and
  • Oil-Life Monitoring System

Sonic LS Auto Trim

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You’ll pay a little bit more for the convenience of an automatic transmission in the LS Sonic at a $17,395 price tag. Like the LS manual trim, you have the option to own this trim level in either a hatchback or sedan-style vehicle.

You get everything you see listed above in the LS automatic option, with the addition of the auto transmission.

LS Auto Features:

  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Almost seamlessly shifts from gear to gear, automatically giving you great performance out of your ECOTEC® engine
  • Use the handy thumb selector to pick between all 6 forward gears in manual mode

Sonic LT Manual Trim

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The Sonic LT is priced at $18,595 and offers even more flexibility to drivers. It is available as either a sedan or a hatchback with a manual or automatic transmission. Both of those options come with a 138 horsepower 1.4L turbo engine. The Sonic LT sedan offers a six-speed manual transmission, while the hatchback offers a five-speed manual. Both come with overdrive. The LT auto is available as a sedan with a six-speed transmission, and includes the same great engine.

The LT enhances driver comfort and convenience with the following features:

LT Manual Features:

  • ECOTEC® 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • 15-inch painted-aluminum wheels
  • Outside heated power-adjustable manual-folding body-color mirrors
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio† All Access Package with 3-month trial subscription
  • Premium 6-speaker sound system
  • Power windows with driver express-up/-down feature
  • Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Deluxe Cloth seating surfaces

Sonic LT Manual 5-Door Trim

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The only thing the LT manual transmission five-door and the LT manual sedan have in common is the L and the T. The LT 5-Door has an MSRP of $18,695 and comes equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels.

Here’s what you can expect to come standard with your Manual 5-Door Sonic LT.

LT Manual 5-Door Features:

  • ECOTEC® 1.8L 4-cylinder engine
  • Rear wiper with washer
  • Rear Sport spoiler
  • Sport exhaust with chrome outlet
  • RS Package including Sporty body kit, fog lamps, sporty rocker moldings, Black Chevrolet bowtie emblems, RS lettering, Piano Black-accented instrument panel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped flat-bottom Sport steering wheel with contrasting stitching and Black Chevrolet bowtie emblems, and deluxe carpeted front and rear floor mats
  • 16" aluminum wheels
  • Cargo-area privacy shade and adjustable shelf floor

Sonic LT Auto Trim

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The LT automatic transmission Sonic is priced from $19,295 and includes some impressive upgrades compared to its LS sibling. With the LT Auto you get power windows, premium audio, and cruise control to name a few.

Here’s a list of specs that you get with the LT Auto that are either in addition or replacement to what you get in the LS.

LT Auto Features

  • ECOTEC® 1.8L 4-cylinder engine
  • 15-inch painted-aluminum wheels
  • Outside heated power-adjustable manual-folding body-color mirrors
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio† All Access Package with 3-month trial subscription
  • Premium 6-speaker sound system
  • Power windows with driver express-up/-down feature
  • Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Deluxe Cloth seating surfaces

Sonic LT Auto 5-Door Trim

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Not to be outdone by the LT Manual 5-Door, this little hatchback comes with an automatic transmission, chrome sports exhaust, and a privacy shade for the cargo area. You can get behind the wheel of this trim for as little as $20,095.

Here are all the featured specs you get with your LT Auto 5-Door Sonic purchase.

LT Auto 5-Door

  • ECOTEC® 1.8L 4-cylinder engine
  • Rear wiper with washer
  • Rear Sport spoiler
  • Sport exhaust with chrome outlet
  • RS Package including Sporty body kit, fog lamps, sporty rocker moldings,
  • Black Chevrolet bowtie emblems, RS lettering, Piano Black-accented instrument panel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped flat-bottom Sport steering wheel with contrasting stitching and Black Chevrolet bowtie emblems, and deluxe carpeted front and rear floor mats
  • 16" aluminum wheels
  • Cargo-area privacy shade and adjustable shelf floor

Sonic Premier Manual Trim

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The 2018 Sonic Premier is the highest trim level for this model, and it offers plenty to keep drivers satisfied. Drivers can get either the manual or automatic transmission as a sedan or a hatchback, which makes it easy to customize this trim level to fit specific needs. You can own the Premier Manual sedan trim for the Sonic from $20,695.

The Premier Sonic manual transmission trim comes with all of the following features:

Premier Manual Features:

  • ECOTEC 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • Integrated rear decklid spoiler
  • Sport exhaust with chrome outlet
  • RS Package including Sporty body kit, fog lamps, sporty rocker moldings, Black Chevrolet bowtie emblems, RS lettering, Piano Black-accented instrument panel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped flat-bottom Sport steering wheel with contrasting stitching and Black Chevrolet bowtie emblems, and deluxe carpeted front and rear floor mats
  • 17" Black-painted aluminum wheels
  • Keyless Open and Start
  • Enhanced Driver Information Center
  • Leatherette seating surfaces with sueded microfiber inserts
  • Heated front seats
  • 6-way power-adjustable driver seat

Sonic Premier Manual 5-Door Trim

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Priced at the same amount as the sedan Premier Manual Sonic trim, $20,695, with the five-door hatchback, you don’t get a whole lot more in the way of upgrades other than a rear wiper with washer and spoiler.

Here’s what comes built-in to the 5-Door Manual Sonic Premier trim.

Premier Manual 5-Door Features:

  • ECOTEC 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • Rear wiper with washer
  • Rear sport spoiler
  • Sport exhaust with chrome outlet
  • RS Package including Sporty body kit, fog lamps, sporty rocker moldings, Black Chevrolet bowtie emblems, RS lettering, Piano Black-accented instrument panel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped flat-bottom Sport steering wheel with contrasting stitching and Black Chevrolet bowtie emblems, and deluxe carpeted front and rear floor mats
  • 17" Black-painted aluminum wheels
  • Keyless Open and Start
  • Enhanced Driver Information Center
  • Leatherette seating surfaces with sueded microfiber inserts
  • Heated front seats
  • 6-way power-adjustable driver seat

Sonic Premier Auto Trim

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For a little less than $1,000 more on top of the Premier Manual trim MSRP, you can own the automatic transmission version of the Sonic. This car comes with 17-inch painted aluminium wheels, keyless open and start, plus an integrated rear decklid spoiler.

Here’s the list of all the specs buyers can expect to get with the Premier Auto sedan at the starting price of $21,395.

Premier Auto Features:

  • ECOTEC® 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • Integrated rear decklid spoiler
  • 17-inch painted aluminum wheels
  • Keyless Open and Start
  • Enhanced Driver Information Center
  • Perforated leatherette seating surfaces
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • 6-way power-adjustable driver seat

Sonic Premier Auto 5-Door Trim

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The Premier Auto 5-Door trim is the flagship configuration of the 2018 Sonic. This car comes packed full of modern, useful specs and features. For the very reasonable asking price of $22,195, you get the RS Package that decks your new ride out with a sports body kit, fog lamps, and Piano Black accents. This car is great for anyone on the go as it is nimble, exciting to drive, and gets great gas mileage. Look to test drive this trim first if you want a Sonic in your life!

You get it all with the Premier Auto 5-Door, including all of these features.

Premier Auto 5-Door Features:

  • ECOTEC 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • Rear wiper with washer
  • Rear sport spoiler
  • Sport exhaust with chrome outlet
  • RS Package including Sporty body kit, fog lamps, sporty rocker moldings, Black Chevrolet bowtie emblems, RS lettering, Piano Black-accented instrument panel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped flat-bottom Sport steering wheel with contrasting stitching and Black Chevrolet bowtie emblems, and deluxe carpeted front and rear floor mats
  • 17" Black-painted aluminum wheels
  • Keyless Open and Start
  • Enhanced Driver Information Center
  • Leatherette seating surfaces with sueded microfiber inserts
  • Heated front seats
  • 6-way power-adjustable driver seat

Where to Test Drive a New 2018 Sonic in Phoenix

All these options make it easy to get all the features you want in your Chevy Sonic without paying for features you don’t need. The best way to know which trim level is perfect for you is to drive them all. Stop by your local Phoenix Chevy dealer today to test drive a Sonic today!