In a market where consumers are consistently taking to larger crossovers and utility vehicles, the little Sonic has begun to go unloved at dealerships, but Kelley Blue Book has made a case for it. It recently named the 2017 Sonic as one of the coolest cars on the market for under $18,000.
The 2017 Sonic starts at $16,020, which doesn’t net many niceties, but it does qualify it for the list. KBB placed the car in 10th place of 10 contenders and calls the 2017 Sonic a combination of “fun, comfort and tech” at the price point. The Sonic has also been a repeat on the list for a few years and its starting price makes it the most budget-friendly of the pack.
General Motors has largely turned its attention to larger vehicles, and that has had implication for one of Chevrolet’s smallest offerings. A totally redesigned, next-generation Sonic isn’t expected until after 2020. That’s especially true if gasoline prices remain relatively low and consumers continue scooping up CUVs and pickups.