Automakers are inherently competitive and locked in a constant battle of one-upping each other for supremacy in every segment they compete it. This is incredibly true of compact cars. As we have stated over and over again, the evolution of the compact vehicle has come so far from glorified go-carts and mopeds to their current state of fun to drive vehicles. The 2014 Chevy Sonic in Naperville, IL has become one of the premier vehicles in the compact car segment for a number of reasons including performance, standard features and safety scores.
In the world of compact cars there are two usual paths of thought. One leads down the road with a sedan; the other has the way paved by a hatchback option. The 2014 Chevy Sonic in Naperville, IL that is coming soon to Chevrolet of Naperville offers both. The 2014 Sonic with a sedan body style leans more toward people looking for a more traditional feel and the hatchback offers a bit more in terms of flexible cargo capacity.
There is a pair of engines available with the 2014 Chevy Sonic in Naperville, IL. Powering the base model and most trims is a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on most versions of the 2014 Chevy Sonic; although there is also a six-speed automatic available as an option. There is a slight difference in the Environmental Protection Agency fuel-economy estimates between the two transmissions. The five-speed manual carded an EPA fuel-economy score of 26 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway. The numbers for the optional six-speed transmission drop a single mile per gallon on the city estimate.
The other engine option is a turbocharged 1.4-liter, four-cylinder that maintains the same horsepower output of the naturally aspirated base engine but increases torque for a little more punch during acceleration. Fuel-economy for the turbocharged 2014 Sonic remains within the same one-mile per gallon margin of the non-turbo version.
If you should decide that the 2014 Chevy Sonic is for you, there is still the decision to make as to which version you would like to take home. The 2014 Sonic sedan offers lots of comfort for almost everybody that could safely or conceivably be riding in it. The 14 cubic-feet of trunk space available on the 2014 Sonic sedan is one of the largest in the compact sedan world. However, because of the difference in the design that the hatchback design offers, there is going to be a bit more flexibility there. The hatchback version of the 2014 Chevy Sonic in Naperville, IL offers 19 cu.-ft. of space to work with. If you require more than that the rear seats fold down to make more than 30 cu.-ft. available to work with.
The 2014 Chevy Sonic receives a few new upgrades for the new model-year. The 2014 version picks up a rearview camera as well as lane departure warnings and forward collision warning systems to add to the excellent crash scores it has received from various ratings agencies.