2012 Chevrolet Sonic Long Term Road Test


2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Occasional Use for Under-Floor Storage

June 11, 2012

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The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback has a raised floor to give you a relatively flat, continuous load surface when you fold the rear seats. There's a small storage compartment under the floor, but I rarely used it day to day.

Over the weekend, I finally found a use for it. While cleaning the office, we found some unused all-weather floor mats that we never installed in our departed GTI (they're the VW Monster mats that you often find pre-installed as an accessory in GTIs on dealer lots). Well, a good friend of mine has a 2011 GTI and an obsession with all-weather floor mats.

The mats fit perfectly in the Sonic's hidden storage well, and I was still able load up the Sonic's hatch with groceries and laundry. This was pretty convenient. Obviously, I could have gotten all that in a Honda Fit, but having it all neatly compartmentalized is worth something.

Above photo by Kurt Niebuhr

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Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 9,270 miles

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