2012 Chevrolet Sonic Consumer Review: excellent vehicle

2012 Chevrolet Sonic - Consumer Review

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LT Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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16 of 21 people found this review helpful
excellent vehicle
By mikeinwaco on


2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


I recently purchased a Sonic LT because of its interior comfort and fit, performance, economy, and in-cabin features. Although pleased, I soon discovered a problem with electronic display...gas mileage indicator and odometer were faulty or not working...will have to return for repairs two weeks after purchase. Also, after driving off lot, was struck at busy intersection on right rear quarter panel...damage was minimal...07 Scion was totalled. I really like having gas consumption, compass, outdoor temperature indicators and blue tooth capability. Bought Sonic over Cruz due to hard seat cushions in Cruz. Got exactly 35 mph on road. Aside from problem mentioned, I'm very satisfied.

Best Features

Electronic display; blue tooth, acceleration and peformance, comfort, gas mileage, cabin insulation.

Worst Features

Like all its subcompact competitors, I wish the Sonic had greater front-end clearance. Most driveway ramps and other minor dips and depressions, not mention the concrete curbs or bumpers at the front end of a parking place, will grab the underside of the front of the vehicle causing damage to the front panel.
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By imcurious1
on 10/29/14 14:45 PM (PDT)

after almost two years, what do you think of your Sonic? has it held up?

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