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2017 Chevrolet Sonic updates both style and substance (pictures)

Featuring plenty of segment firsts, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the updated 2017 Sonic is worth a look.

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Well, this is certainly a fresh face on Chevrolet's compact sedan/hatchback combo.

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For 2017, both the front and rear have been updated to bring the Sonic's look in line with other new Chevrolet offerings, like the Bolt and the Cruze.

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The 2017 Sonic promises two segment firsts -- a power driver's seat, and both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.

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There's plenty of other technology on offer, as well, including a standard backup camera and a standard 7-inch MyLink touchscreen infotainment system.

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If you like checking options boxes, you can pick up a heated steering wheel, rear parking sensors and a 4G LTE modem with Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity.

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Two safety systems are on offer, as well -- forward collision warning and lane-departure warning.

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Buyers can choose between two powertrain options -- a 1.8-liter four-cylinder, or a 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder.

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The 1.4-liter motor has an available six-speed manual, if you're feeling sporty.

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