Todays video review from the Practical Motorhome YouTube channel is on the Adria Sonic 1700 SP A Class motorhome. As you will see from the video review below first impressions of this motorhome are very good, its styling really sets it off well. The base vehicle is the Fiat Ducato with chassis options of 3 or 4 tonnes.
One of the benefits of the A class is the improved aerodynamics which will reduce fuel consumption. In terms of external features there is a easy to access gas locker that’s low down for loading and unloading bottles. A handy feature of A class motorhomes such as the Adria Sonic is the rear garage. Its positioned under the rear fixed bed and you can raise or lower the bed to provide more or less garage space. You have access from both sides of the motorhome and you can fit your bikes into position with the fixing hooks.
Moving on to the interior there is the large lounge area that can seat up to 6 people. I do really like the sliding table which makes it easy for people to leave the space to go to the washroom or kitchen. Two of the lounge seats have belts so along with the cab seats this is a 4 berth motorhome. The over cab bed is very impressive, the cab seats are folded forward and with the touch of a button the bed lowers into position for easy access and easily enough room for two adults.
The kitchen space in the Adria Sonic is rather small, with very little food preparation space. However you get all the features you would expect and as the reviewer in the video states there is enough room for two people to pass. The washroom is a very pleasant space with a nice separate shower that’s very usable while the rest of the washroom is quite compact. What I do like is the two drain holes in the shower at both sides so it will still work if you are not on a level pitch.
The rear fixed bed is a nice size with a window at the base of the bed. Remember the space above the bed depends on how much space you need in the garage below. In 2011 when the Adria Sonic came on to the market the price point was between £60K to £70K. It appears a well made quality motorhome so maybe worth a look on the used market.