Sold as both a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback, Kelley Blue Book called out the Chevy Sonic’s Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system as a highlight of the vehicle, offering both a touchscreen interface and smartphone app compatibility.
The organization also liked the Chevy Sonic’s impressive 40-mpg highway fuel economy when equipped with the optional turbocharged 1.4L LUV four-cylinder engine, rated at 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. The 2016 Chevy Sonic was offered as standard with the naturally aspirated 1.8L LUW/LWE I4 gasoline engine producing 138 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. The turbocharged engine was offered with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, while the atmospheric 1.8L connected to either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
The Chevy Sonic was discontinued last year, with the very last Chevy Sonic produced rolling off the line at General Motors’ Lake Orion assembly facility in Orion Township, Michigan on October 19th. The final example produced was a four-door sedan in the LT trim level, equipped with the RS package, with a Jet Black interior and Mosaic Black Metallic paint.
Prior to the Chevy Sonic’s discontinuation in the U.S., the nameplate was discontinued internationally in Canada, Australia, and South Korea. To note, the Chevy Sonic was sold as the Aveo in South Korea, and as the Barina in Australia. Sales for the nameplate steadily declined since 2014, leading to the model’s eventual cancellation.
That said, the Chevy Sonic is still available on the used market. However, used car prices have skyrocketed this year following a surge in demand and declining supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing global microchip shortage. As such, finding a used 2016 Chevy Sonic at a reasonable price may be difficult.