Chevrolet gave us the goods before it invades the 2016 New York International Auto Show with the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and 2017 Chevrolet Sonic. Today, though, we’re here to discuss the 2017 Sonic’s modest refresh.
The refresh carries over much of the same, despite looking very new. Powertrains specifically are untouched with the 2017 Sonic, but new features and design help the Sonic from going stale. But, more than a few have been critical of the redesigned front clip. So, we’re here to ask, do you prefer the outgoing Sonic, or the 2017 refresh?
The front fascia certainly does lose some of its character in the name of corporate fascias. Gone are the Sonic’s biggest talking point: the exposed, round headlamps. They’re replaced with more traditional units with optional LED accents. The front fascia also tones down the signature Chevrolet split grille for a more conservative, sleeker portion with a gaping lower face. In fact, the front face looks reminiscent of the 2016 Chevrolet SS sedan’s front clip, especially with the angular lower portion and subtle chrome around it.
The rear is largely unchanged, but we are fans of the new LED taillights that replace the outdated ones of yore. Overall, the Sonic is still a spunky looking hatchback or sedan, but we do feel it has lost a bit of its charm with this refresh.
Now, we’d like to hear your opinions. Vote in the poll below, and talk to us in the comment section.