2012 Chevrolet Sonic Long Term Road Test

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ: Solid Driver Environment

February 01, 2012


Despite its small size, the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ fits my 6-foot 2-inch tall frame very well. It has more than enough of every adjustment I could need or want. Its telescopic wheel pulls back far enough, the seat height adjuster drops low enough and the seat goes back more than far enough.

I also like those large bins on either side of the center AC vents, the simplicity of the manual climate control buttons and knobs, and the folding driver's seat armrest.

And then there's the gauge cluster.


Love it. It's small, cool-looking yet very readable, with a design that simultaneously emphasizes the tach and speedo in two different prominent ways. Compact and well-placed, I find it very easy to gather the information I require in a quick glance. It's everything Toyota's center-mount Prius gauge layout is not.

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 2,378 miles

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

$151 per month*
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