crossover suvs are so pervasive these days that if you were a subcompact sedan in today’s market, you’d probably feel like an accordion player who wants to join a rap act. You might be the best accordion player in the world, but the public just doesn’t want that.
The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic isn’t the best subcompact in the world, but it has something in common with that fictional accordion player. It does exactly what it is designed to do. It will transport four adults in reasonable comfort, provide space for their luggage, deliver credible performance, and offer excellent fuel economy. But in this market, that doesn’t guarantee sales. In fact, it doesn’t even guarantee a car’s future existence. Still, we figure if you’re reading this, you have an interest in buying a small sedan or hatchback, and the Sonic offers both. Chevy’s subcompact competes with models like the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa, and Toyota Yaris, and we think it's one of the best of the bunch.