General Motors has officially announced pricing for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. The sedan has been priced to start at $14,495 and the five-door model will start at $15,395.
At that price, the Sonic will come with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine producing 138-hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. The car will also come equipped with a five-speed manual transmission, 10 airbags, remote keyless entry and power locks. The automatic transmission will cost $1,070 more. A second engine option featuring a fuel-efficient turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission will cost $700, and is part of the pricier LT and LTZ trims.
The Sonic’s rivals include the Ford Fiesta S sedan retailing at $13,995 and the Honda Fit hatchback will cost $15,870. The Toyota Yaris is also competing costing 13,915 and the cheapest of the pack is the Nissan Versa costing just $10,750.