Best Spark Plugs for Chevrolet Sonic

The modern Chevrolet Sonic is a good car. Adults will be able to comfortably sit on both rows of seats and hold all the necessary luggage. The infotainment system is easy to use. In terms of dynamics, the turbocharged engine handles loads quite well, and the Sonic has better control than many rivals.

However, this Chevrolet lags behind rivals when it comes to fuel consumption, plus it does not always guarantee the desired smoothness. In addition, some rivals have a higher-quality interior material.


2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Chevy Sonic Spark Plugs

Info/Engine 1.4L 4-cyl Engine LUV Turbo 1.8L 4-cyl Engine LUW Flex
OEM spark plug gap 0.027″ (0.68mm) 0.027″ (0.68mm)
Qty. needed 4 4
Change interval 60,000 miles 97,500 miles
Best spark plug NGK 91039 IFR7X7G Laser Iridium Spark Plug NGK 95609 IFR6Z7G Laser Iridium Spark Plug
Popular choice Champion 9801 RC8WYPB3 Iridium Spark Plug NGK 6418 BKR6EIX Iridium IX Spark Plug


Info/Engine 1.8L 4-cyl Engine LUW 1.8L 4-cyl Engine LWE
OEM spark plug gap 0.027″ (0.68mm) 0.027″ (0.68mm)
Qty. needed 4 4
Change interval 97,500 miles 97,500 miles
Best spark plug NGK 95609 IFR6Z7G Laser Iridium Spark Plug NGK 95609 IFR6Z7G Laser Iridium Spark Plug
Popular choice NGK 6418 BKR6EIX Iridium IX Spark Plug NGK 6418 BKR6EIX Iridium IX Spark Plug

The current Sonic models belong to the generation that was introduced in 2012. Cars 2020 will have an updated infotainment system, but will not have a six-speed manual transmission. In 2019, a four-cylinder turbo engine became standard. 2018 was not marked by significant changes, but in 2017 Chevrolet refreshed Sonic, waiting for styling and adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The base also got a rearview camera, rear parking sensors and heated steering wheel became available. If you are not worried about the status of a used car, the 2017 versions are worth noting.

Power is responsible for the 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo engine with 138 horsepower and 201 Nm. Next year, the Chevrolet Sonic is exclusively a six-speed automatic. Drive only on the front wheels. Fuel consumption is at 8.3 l / 100km in urban, 6.4 l / 100km in suburban and 7.6 l / 100km in mixed cycles. As for the dynamics, the Sonic has precise control, agility, and stability, even on winding roads.

A Chevrolet representative guarantees one of the best controls in its class. But the manner of gait leaves a somewhat mixed impression. With the basic suspension, the car generally drives well. With the available sports suspension, which is itself stiffer, the manner loses the usual softness for compact cars.

Next year, the Chevrolet Sonic comes with LS, LT, and Premier. You can choose a sedan or hatchback body. The base Sonic LS model is offered exclusively as a sedan. Its base includes fabric trim, rearview camera, infotainment system with 7.0-inch touch screen, 4 stereo speakers, Bluetooth, USB ports, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Wi-Fi hotspot.

The Sonic LT model can be chosen both in a sedan body and in a hatchback body. In addition to equipping the base model, it received electric windows, cruise control, improved fabric trim, satellite radio, and 6 audio speakers. In this case, several packages are available.

The Performance package offers a lowered suspension and a special, dynamic exhaust system. The Convenience package adds heated front seats, 6 driver seat adjustment modes, a heated steering wheel, an electronic non-contact key, and a remote start function. The Driver Confidence package offers active safety features such as rear parking sensors, lane departure warnings, and possible collision warnings. You can add a roof hatch.

The Sonic Premier model can also be selected as a sedan and hatchback. This complete set differs in sports elements of appearance like a spoiler behind and black wheels. It guarantees an electronic non-contact key, push-button ignition, heated front seats, electric driver’s seat, and faux leather upholstery.

Dan Hoffman

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