2020 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Interior and Cargo

Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Interior & Cargo Rating

2020 Sonic Hatchback Interior

Though not by any means luxurious, the interior of the Sonic Hatch is still modern and packed with attitude. It's quite simple and not very well-appointed, with most materials being low-grade; the Kia Rio and Honda Fit both offer far more opulent impressions. The dash splays outward in a V-like fashion from the center, with the dash design extending onto the door panels. While the infotainment cluster and climate knobs bulge from the center of the dash, the rounded AC vents project outward like turbo-fans. Build-quality for the budget-friendly hatch is reasonably hunky-dory, inside and out. Ergonomics are decent, too, and the driver is well-positioned behind the controls with suitable all-round visibility.

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Seating and Interior Space

The Sonic is a small car with seating for five passengers in a surprisingly spacious cabin for the class. Shoulder room in the rear is somewhat tight, however, limiting the rear to two adult passengers rather than three, unless those three are small children. The cloth seats in the LT and leather ones in Premier are all reasonably comfy, being well-cushioned and suitably supportive, too. Passengers of any physique will find ample head and legroom up front, and headroom is decent at the back too - it's legroom that will be on the tight side, though. With the driver's seat adjustability -four-way on the LT and six-way power-adjustable on the Premier - and the tilt-only steering wheel, locating an optimal driving position is no trouble. Ingress and egress are easy as well, as the doors open wide and the seats are positioned at a comfortable height.

2020 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Interior Dimensions:

Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback TrimsLT HatchbackPremier Hatchback
Headroom Front Seat38.7 in.38.7 in.
Headroom Back Seat38.1 in.38.1 in.
Legroom Front Seat41.8 in.41.8 in.
Legroom Back Seat34.6 in.34.6 in.
Shoulder Room Front53.4 in.53.4 in.
Shoulder Room Rear53 in.53 in.
Hip Room, Front51.4 in.51.4 in.
Hip Room, Rear51.6 in.51.6 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

Despite the Sonic's modern interior aesthetic, the materials used throughout elicit more of a low-budget impression. Both models are bedecked with a leather-wrapped three-spoke sports steering wheel with contrast stitching and a piano black instrument cluster, but most of the dashboard, pillars, and inner door cards are made up of dull-toned hard-touch plastics. Red and Black Deluxe cloth upholster the seats of the LT model with red accented stitching completing the look. The Premier model improves favorably on quality with leatherette seating appointments, featuring red microfibre inserts and RS detailing on the upper backrests.

2020 Sonic Hatchback Trunk and Cargo Space

It's in practicality where the Sonic really shines, offering a massive 19 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the rear seats left in place. That's more than enough room for two mid-sized suitcases and a couple of duffel bags. The rear seats fold down flat in a 60/40 split, expanding capacity to 47.7 cubes, increasing cargo versatility, and turning the Sonic Hatch into an impressively capable one.

As for in-cabin storage, there's a dual-split passenger-side glove box, with either compartment offering very little usable space. The door side pockets are otherwise wide and include slots for larger bottles. There are also two cupholders featured between the front and rear seats, and two small-item storage pockets on either side of the infotainment cluster, with another located beneath the climate controls. A small center armrest compartment is located between the front seats as well.

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2020 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Cargo Dimensions:

Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback TrimsLT HatchbackPremier Hatchback
Max Volume47.7 in.47.7 in.

2020 Sonic Hatchback Infotainment and Features


While the base Sonic LT model comes packed with an impressive list of features as standard, the Sonic Premier brings with it a load of added luxuries. At the base level, there's remote keyless entry, remote ignition, a leather-wrapped tilt-only steering wheel, a four-way manually adjustable driver's seat, two-way manually-adjustable front passenger seat, 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat, and manual air conditioning. The Premier gets six-way power-adjustable and heated front seats, a compass display, and an enhanced driver information display. Covering the safety bases in both models as standard are automatic projector-beam halogen headlights, Chevy's OnStar and Connected Services, and a rearview camera. Unfortunately, the only included driver assist is cruise control; otherwise, all that's available is rear park assist, lane departure warning, and forward-collision warning to add on via the options list.


Both Sonic models are outfitted with Chevrolet's Infotainment 3 system, which is one of the best systems on the market; offering crisp, high-quality visuals, immediate responses, and comprehensive functionality including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard. There's also Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability, and SiriusXM radio, all controlled via the Sonic's seven-inch touchscreen display, which is tethered to a six-speaker audio system in both models. In the dash are two USB ports for device charging and connectivity, an auxiliary input for audio streaming, and a 12-volt power outlet. Though a standard navigation system is omitted from the lineup, the contemporary infotainment system's full smartphone integration makes up for this.

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