Chevrolet Sonic manuals

Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Transmission

Automatic Transmission

Manual Mode

This position allows you to change gears similar to a manual transmission. To use this feature:

1. Move the shift lever from D (Drive) rearward to M(Manual Mode).

2. Press the + (plus) end of the button on the side of the shift lever to upshift,


2. Press the + (plus) end of the button on the side of the shift lever to upshift, or push the − (minus) end of the button to downshift.

See Manual Mode.

Manual Transmission

Up-Shift Light

Vehicles equipped with a manual transmission may have an up-shift light. This


Vehicles equipped with a manual transmission may have an up-shift light. This light indicates when to shift to the next higher gear for better fuel economy.

For the best fuel economy, accelerate slowly and shift when the light comes on, if weather, road, and traffic conditions allow.

It is normal for the light to go on and off if the accelerator position changes quickly. Ignore the light during downshifts.

Reverse Lockout

The manual transmission is equipped with a reverse lockout ring. To shift into


The manual transmission is equipped with a reverse lockout ring. To shift into R (Reverse), press down the clutch pedal, lift up the ring on the shift lever, and shift into R (Reverse). Let up on the clutch pedal slowly while pressing the accelerator pedal.

See Manual Transmission.

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