The Sonic Hatch carries a sportier aesthetic than the rather dull sedan variant, with its gung-ho front fascia featuring sleek chrome inlays, fog lights, and an RS badge flanking the left side of Chevy's signature bowtie badge. Along the sides are sharp lower skirtings, two-toned exterior mirrors, and a chrome beltline. While 16-inch aluminum wheels fill the dainty wheel arches of the LT, the 17-inch black-painted aluminum wheels look better, as fitted to the Premier, creating the image of more assertive confidence. A high-mounted rear spoiler and another RS badge, replacing the usually-present trim-level emblem, set off the rear end along with a trapezoidal exhaust bordered by a black diffuser.
The Sonic Hatch is a nimble city-slicker by virtue of its compact dimensions, its body set on a taut 99.4-inch wheelbase. Both Sonic models span a length of 159.8 inches in length and measure 68.3 inches in width. While the LT stands at 59.7 inches in height, the Premier is 0.4 inches lower to the ground as it is equipped with a sport suspension. The LT model has a curb weight of 2,896 lbs, but the Premier, with its added sporting underpinnings, weighs in a little heavier at 2,921 lbs. That makes the Sonic slightly heavier than the average hatchback when compared to several subcompact competitors.
|Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Trims||LT Hatchback||Premier Hatchback|
|Max Width||68.3 in.||68.3 in.|
|Length||159.8 in.||159.8 in.|
|Height||59.7 in.||59.3 in.|
|Wheelbase||99.4 in.||99.4 in.|
|Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Trims||Curb Weight|
|LT Hatchback||2,896 lbs.|
|Premier Hatchback||2,921 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||16" x TBD|
|Rear Wheel Size||16" x TBD|
There are nine exterior colors to select from for the 2020 Chevy Sonic Hatch. Red Hot and the new-for-2020 Oasis Blue bring vibrancy to the range, along with the extra-cost colors, Kinetic Blue Metallic, Cajun Red Tintcoat, and also new, Cayenne Orange Metallic - all carrying premium price tags of $395. Other no-cost options include Summit White, Nightfall Gray, Silver Ice, and Mosaic Black, the latter three making up the metallics. While any of the Sonic's colors suit its cheeky character, we'd go for either the Cajun Red Tintcoat or new Cayenne Orange Metallic simply for their uniqueness and the added spice they bring to the Sonic.