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Sonic Named Kelley Blue Book 10 Best Back-to-School Car


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2014 Chevy Sonic

Only American-made car on the list

DETROIT -- August 11, 2014: The Chevrolet Sonic, the only subcompact car made in America, is again one of the 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2014 chosen by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.

For the third year in a row, the Sonic was recognized by the editors at KBB.com for its practicality, affordability, style, features and personality.

“Chevrolet prides itself on offering something for everyone, no matter which road of life they are on,” said Steve Majoros, director, Chevrolet Car Marketing. “The Sonic is perfect for students, offering easy-to-use technology and connectivity as well as safety, versatility, and economy in a stylish package.”

The Sonic is the only car on the list built in America and is the only domestic model included. It is assembled at General Motors’ Orion Assembly plant in Orion Township, Mich.

Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com touted the Sonic in the past for its stylish appearance and exciting performance, while still focusing on safety with 10 airbags and fuel efficiency with 40 mpg highway.

An advanced safety package including forward collision alert and lane departure warning – crash-avoidance technologies typically found on cars costing more – is also available on all but base Sonic models, as well as a rear vision camera.

For the 2015 model year, the Sonic will add standard OnStar with 4G LTE and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, which provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the car is on and comes with a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial.

With the Sonic’s Siri Eyes Free integration, students with a compatible iPhone running iOS6 or iOS7 can direct Siri to perform a number of tasks through the available MyLink infotainment system while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. Drivers also can use their smartphone to drive navigation through the MyLink system with the available BringGo navigation app, and listen to their favorite radio station nationwide through the available TuneIn application.