2012 Chevrolet Sonic Long Term Road Test

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ: Rear Seat Report

February 28, 2012

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The back seat of the Sonic saw some action this past weekend. Get your minds out of the gutter people, I'm talking about that normally vacant space being used to show some visitors around L.A.

Older subcompact cars were often called penalty boxes due to their cramped cabins. This was especially true in the back seat, with cushions that were usually thin, flat and low to the floor in an attempt to maximize passsenger space. The result was most folks' legs ended up splayed out and unsupported. Not so with Sonic, whose high rear seat is thickly padded and contoured for proper support. The Sonic's tall cabin translates into generous legroom back there -- at 34.6 inches it's just 0.8 inch less than a Cruze's -- and it even has about an inch more headroom than a Malibu.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 3,447 miles

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

$147 per month*
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