2012 Chevrolet Sonic Long Term Road Test

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ: The Up-Shift Light

May 01, 2012

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Does anyone in the world pay attention to the silly up-shift light that Chevy installs in the Sonic's instrument panel?

I mean, I know it's there to promote fuel efficiency and all, but come on: It's actually suggesting that I upshift to a higher gear when it's already only pulling like 1,700 rpm, which is lugging for this little four-cylinder.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 7,936 miles.

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