The new 2017 Chevy Sonic is now on sale (and MPG figures are released)

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    The new 2017 Chevy Sonic is now on sale (and MPG figures are released)

    I was driving by a Chevy dealership after work tonight and they had the new 2017 Chevy Sonic out front.

    Also, I did some research and here are the gas mileage numbers. As you can see, it gets slightly worse gas mileage than the pre-facelift model.

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    Re: The new 2017 Chevy Sonic is now on sale (and MPG figures are released)

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn99 View Post
    I was driving by a Chevy dealership after work tonight and they had the new 2017 Chevy Sonic out front.

    Also, I did some research and here are the gas mileage numbers. As you can see, it gets slightly worse gas mileage than the pre-facelift model.

    Seems to me like the Cruze is a better car from a mileage standpoint. Hopefully, its got a little more peppy.

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    Re: The new 2017 Chevy Sonic is now on sale (and MPG figures are released)

    It appears the EPA tweaked the FE rating system which led to decreased numbers for some cars.
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    Re: The new 2017 Chevy Sonic is now on sale (and MPG figures are released)

    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
    It appears the EPA tweaked the FE rating system which led to decreased numbers for some cars.
    Correct. EPA updated the procedures applicable to testing and measuring vehicle road-load force and dynamometer settings (coastdown method). These take effect for MY 2017.

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    Re: The new 2017 Chevy Sonic is now on sale (and MPG figures are released)

    I was playing around with the Yaris and figured it still uses a 4 speed, how does royota get away with it?

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    Re: The new 2017 Chevy Sonic is now on sale (and MPG figures are released)

    This thread is a year old... but I thought I'd mention that for some reason the MPG for the 2018 1.8L Sonic 5sp is a bit better than the 2017 1.8L:

    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find....39446&id=37940

    33 up to 35mpg highway for the 5 sp...two better than FWD Trax yay! Glad to hear it, but does anyone know why it got better? As near as I can tell, same engine/tranny. Just curious...
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