2016 Chevrolet Sonic Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government | Edmunds

2016 Chevrolet Sonic Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government


WASHINGTON — The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic sedan and hatchback earned the top five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The 2015 Sonic received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The 2016 Sonic is expected to arrive at Chevrolet dealerships this summer.

Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Sonic includes 10 airbags, antilock brakes and electronic stability control. A rear-vision camera is available on Sonic LT when MyLink is ordered and standard on LTZ, Dusk and RS.

Two optional crash-avoidance technologies — forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning — are available on all but base Sonic models. A rearview camera is optional on Sonic LT when MyLink is ordered and standard on Sonic LTZ, Dusk and RS.

The 2016 Sonic, a carryover model, has not been rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. But the 2015 Sonic sedan is an IIHS 2015 Top Safety Pick, earning "good" ratings in all Institute crash tests.

Key competitors to the Sonic include the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio.

Edmunds says: Safety-minded car shoppers should note that the 2016 Hyundai Accent and 2016 Kia Rio earned a four-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Ford Fiesta has not been rated.

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