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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By knobbytire
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Vehicle

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I replaced a very troublesome Mazda 5 with a Sonic LTZ hatchback. I'm averaging right around 40 MPG, and once was getting 52 MPG and my worst fuel economy on a tank was 33 MPG. It handles nicely, is efficient on interior space and fits really well into a small garage. it's comfy enough that we packed the entire family in the car and made a 13 hour road trip. With 5000 miles on it, I've had no problems, and it doesn't even have any rattles. The Bluetooth and hands free is great, though I wish you could control an iPhone from the steering wheel.


Best Features

Fuel economy. Bluetooth. Quiet. Handling is nice.


Worst Features

IPhone controls.


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Sonic LTZ Turbo 1.4 Hatchback
19 of 19 people found this review helpful
Performance
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Exterior Design
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By daveh14
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Vehicle

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Just purchased a week ago. Car rides and handles great. Had a hard time finding the turbo model - bought it sight unseen as it was in-transit to the dealer. Makes driving enjoyable again (my previous car was a mini-van). Getting great fuel mileage, so far, averaging about 36 with a high of 41 (and that's doing about 70 on the highway). Comfortable seating and looking forwards to a cross-country trip this summer.


Best Features

The engine. Between the turbo and the variable valve timing the engine pulls in the first 4 gears from idle to high rpm smoothly. Power everything (except for seats) and built-in bluetooth make the car feel like a much higher class vehicle. Steering is wonderfully precise and the overall handling is outstanding.


Worst Features

Improve the throttle response! What some reviewers are attributing to turbo lag seems to be more a function of the fly-by-wire throttle. Under some conditions (such as blipping the throttle during a double-clutch downshift) the computer seems to ignore the input entirely, while responding normally under others (blipping it from an idle while at a standstill).


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