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Chevrolet Sonic LS (2014)

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Chevrolet Sonic LS (2014) review: 27 facts and highlights

Chevrolet Sonic LS (2014)
Chevrolet Sonic LS (2014)
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Why is Chevrolet Sonic LS (2014) better than the average?

  • greater cargo volume (seats down)
    1351lvs1043.84l
  • shorter length
    4.04mvs4.07m
  • greater cargo volume
    538lvs380.6l
  • lower ground clearance
    124mmvs131.26mm
  • more airbags
    10vs6.18
  • more cylinders
    4vs3.77
  • longer drivetrain warranty (km)
    160934kmvs120176.44km
  • Width
    1.74mvs1.76m

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has front-wheel drive
Chevrolet Sonic LS (2014)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

2. smaller turn radius

10.5m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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Scion iQ2 (2014)

4.2m

3. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

160934km

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Hyundai Veloster (2014)

160934km

4.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Chevrolet Sonic LS (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

5. longer basic warranty (years)

3yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Nissan Versa Note S (2014)

Unlimited yrs

6. longer drivetrain warranty (years)

5yrs

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

Best

Nissan Versa Note S (2014)

10yrs

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume (seats down)

1351l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.

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Fiat Doblo 1.4 (2014)

3200l

2. shorter length

4.04m

Best

Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014)

2.34m

3. greater cargo volume

538l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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Mini Clubman (2014)

1068l

4. longer wheelbase

2.52m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

Best

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014)

3.07m

5.weight

1.22t

Best

Opel Ampera Positiv (2014)

1.69kg

6. lower ground clearance

124mm

The ground clearance is the distance between the lowest point of the car and the road surface. A shorter ground clearance lowers a vehicle’s center of gravity - increasing its handling ability and reducing the chance of a rollover. However, a higher ground clearance allows you to go over more uneven terrain.

Best

SEAT Altea 1.6 TDI (2014)

66mm

Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

708l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Peugeot 301 Berline (2014)

0l/100 km

2. higher maximum torque

169Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

Best

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014)

400Nm

3. better fuel economy (highway)

991l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Peugeot 301 Berline (2014)

0l/100 km

4. larger fuel tank

46l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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Kia Rio LX (2015)

73l

5. more horsepower

138hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

Best

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014)

306hp

6. larger engine size

1.8l

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

Best

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014)

3l

Features

1.Has Bluetooth
Chevrolet Sonic LS (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

2. more airbags

10

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

Best

Chevrolet Sonic LS (2014)

10

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