2012 Chevrolet Sonic Long Term Road Test


2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Good On The Freeway

March 14, 2012

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As a freeway companion for a long drive, our Sonic is pretty agreeable. The ride is comfortable for a short-wheelbase car. Overall wind and road noise seem below average. (Incidental note: check out in the photo how the tall gearing keeps engine to just 2,000 rpm at 70 mph in sixth gear.) There's lots of storage space for your stuff. The six-speaker sound system isn't a $6,300 Bang and Olufsen, but it certainly gets the job done.

As for seating, I can't seem to really find a driving position I really like in this car (even though there's telescoping steering wheel and height-adjustable seat), so I'm not really as comfortable as I'd prefer for a long drive. But that's pretty minor. Overall I think our Sonic works pretty well for long drives.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 4,570 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic in VA is:

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