Turbo Charged Engine, Leather & Suede Seats, Sunroof(s), Front Seat Heaters, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 1.4L Engine, Manual 6 Speed Transmission, 61K Miles, Black/Black
This car was a great buy. For the price, it comes with a lot. It is nice-looking inside and out, includes bluetooth, controls on the steering wheel, tons of dashboard alerts, which are really helpful. It fits in any parking spot! I will say, if you have kids, it is a small car. We have two boys who are both still in car seats. So, there isn't a ton of leg room for them, but they still fit fine. And for a compact car, it has a large trunk space. I think this trunk is bigger than our last car, which was a larger car. We can still fit the stroller and tons of other stuff in there.
This car offers great MPG, small enough to fit in most parking spaces (particularly when parallel parking.. let's face it.. it's a nightmare in LA), and perfect for my daily needs. Most folks waste lots of gas, money, and space by driving around in huge SUVs they don't know how to drive... more folks should be driving smaller cars. It just makes more sense. For the 1-2 times (if even) a year you actually need a larger car for something, just rent it. You'll be doing yourself and the planet a favor. Got the hatchback since it offers more cargo room. My bicycle is pretty big, so it fits (with some maneuvering) as long as the back seats are down and the front seat is pushed up slightly (with the front wheel of the bike off, of course).
I get great fuel economy while commuting to work, but my 6 speed manual Sonic RS has just enough boost from its turbo to make the car a lot of fun to drive. The hatchback is very useful from quick errands to going on adventure trips with my 2 year old. The car is zippy through most the gears, but I try to regulate the car for optimal fuel efficiency. It has all the tech you need except backup camera, but, being a hatchback it has great all around view. If nothing else get one as a second car because they're cool, and inexpensive!