2018 Chevrolet Sonic Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/ Holdback
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
Chevrolet Sonic Prices - How Much is a Chevrolet Sonic?
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What's New for the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic?
Though the Brimstone and Krypton Green exterior paint colors have been discontinued, Sonic drivers can instead opt for the new Ivy Metallic. Front-molded splash guards, previously available as an accessory, have also been discontinued.
Last year, the base model of the Sonic was equipped with a basic stereo; for 2018, that's been replaced with a 7-inch touchscreen hosting Chevy's MyLink infotainment system, along with two USB ports.
Trims and Features
With cushioned, comfortable seating for up to five, the Sonic is lauded as one of the most passenger-friendly cars in the subcompact class. You'll also enjoy 14.9 cubic feet of space in the sedan and 19 in the hatchback. Both body styles have split-folding rear seats that allow for versatile cargo configurations and access to up to 47.7 cubic feet of space in the hatchback.
The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic is available in three trim levels, though the hatchback body style is not offered in the lowest tier (LS). However, the base model is packed with the latest tech features, including the infotainment system described above, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and keyless entry.
Upgrade to the LT trim for premium cloth upholstery, power windows, cruise control, an extra USB port, satellite radio, and an upgraded six-speaker stereo. The Premier trim is outfitted with faux leather upholstery, heated and power-adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and proximity key with push-button start.
In the base model, the Sonic is equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine providing 110 horsepower, paired with a five-speed manual. This powertrain gets an EPA-estimated 26 city/35 highway miles per gallon. The LT and Premier trims feature a turbo-four that offers 138 horsepower and 28/37 city/highway mpg, paired with a six-speed manual. Both engines are also available paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic is equipped with front-wheel drive and offers peppy acceleration, composed handling, and a smooth ride. Reviewers say it's ridiculously fun to drive, especially if you opt for the Premier trim with its upgraded sport suspension. That model also boasts larger wheels.
The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic has earned outstanding crash test scores, including a five-star overall rating in crash tests administered by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. In addition to a standard rearview camera, you can add active driver assistance features that include lane departure warning, forward collision alert, and rear parking sensors.
How to Calculate The Dealer Cost of a Chevrolet Sonic
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Chevrolet Sonic invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of all the options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Chevrolet Sonic MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.