Lately I’ve been looking for a smaller, more compact car to drive around in. I don’t drive as often as I should, mainly because my car is huge and I have a difficult time driving it. I’ve always wanted to get a smaller car for everyday use; a car to jet around in when I do my errands, that is easy to maneuver and park. I’ve been window shopping for the perfect one for awhile now and finally, I think I may have found the right fit.
It’s the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic, and it is all kinds of cool. It has a young and stylish look, which I love and it offers plenty of interior room which I have to admit, was unexpected for a sub-compact car. Usually when you think of a small car you imagine it to be cramped, but the Sonic isn’t like that at all. It can fit five people quite comfortably, and you’ll still have room for your groceries in the back. I love that the rear seatbacks flip forward when you need more space, creating a big trunk (another thing I look for in a car as I usually pack everything, including the kitchen sick when I leave the house). This works especially well when Carlos and I go on beach trips and we need to bring our dog Lily with us.
I think the interiors look sleek and sporty. It holds a motorcycle-inspired gauge cluster featuring a big tachometer and user-friendly display. And it has features like leatherette upholstery, power windows, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, electric folding side view mirrors with heater and defogger, rear park assist, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and a USB port. For an everyday car, the Sonic tops it for me.
I took the Sonic out for a ride a few times. I don’t really drive very fast, but I noticed that the steering is responsive and the ride was comfortable. It has a fuel efficient 1.4L Ecotec DOHC 16-Valve D-CVCP Sequential MPFI engine, which I like because it’s quick and it saves you money in the long run. Its 6-speed automatic Transmission has Driver shift control, which I don’t really know how to use (not yet anyway), but Carlos really appreciated (he drove it too, of course).
Im really not an expert in cars so I can’t really expound on its technicalities. But based on experience, I think the Chevrolet Sonic as an easy, everyday car. It’s quick and effortless to drive, has ample storage and sleek interiors, and it has a great engine that is fuel efficient. It’s a win-win for me! I may just get one in white!