Used 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Pricing

$5,301 - $11,989
2012 Chevrolet Sonic

2012 Highlights

The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is an all-new subcompact, available in both sedan and four-door-hatchback configurations.


  • Excellent power and fuel economy from optional turbocharged engine
  • attractive, livable cabin
  • crisp handling
  • low price
  • top safety scores.


  • The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is an all-new subcompact, available in both sedan and four-door-hatchback configurations.

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Used 2012 Chevrolet Sonic for Sale

Chevrolet Sonic 2012 41,675 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet SonicLS
Est.Loan: $131/mo
Chevrolet Sonic 2012 LTZ 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A) Inferno Orange Metallic Jet Black/ Brick leatherette106,051 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet SonicLTZ
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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Chevrolet Sonic 2012 LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A) Black Jet Black/ Dark Titanium cloth82,055 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet SonicLS
Est.Loan: $187/mo
36.1 mi away
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Chevrolet Sonic 2012 LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A) Black Dark Pewter/ Dark Titanium premium cloth99,745 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet SonicLT
Est.Loan: $131/mo
Marlow Motor(0)
38.5 mi away
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Dealer Notes

2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2LT Black Sonic 2LT, ECOTEC 1.8L I4 DOHC VVT, 6-Speed Automatic, FWD, Axle Ratio: 3.47, Bluetooth� For Phone, Connectivity Plus Cruise Package, Electronic Cruise Control w/Set & Resume Speed, Preferred Equipment Group 2LT, Remote Vehicle Starter System, Steering Wheel Controls. New Price!

Chevrolet Sonic 2012 LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M) Summit White Dark Pewter/ Dark Titanium premium cloth86,549 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet SonicLT
Est.Loan: $105/mo
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Chevrolet Sonic 2012 LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A) Inferno Orange Metallic 109,479 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet SonicLT
Est.Loan: $112/mo
47.6 mi away
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Chevrolet Sonic 2012 LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A) Silver Ice Metallic Jet Black/ Dark Titanium premium cloth32,899 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet SonicLT
Est.Loan: $224/mo
Keystone Ford(2)
62.8 mi away
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Dealer Notes

At Keystone Ford we donât let price stand in the way of getting you into a nicer newer vehicle. A winning value!!! If you've been longing for just the right 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT, well stop your search right here! This Vehicle has less than 33k miles!!! Includes a CARFAX buyback guarantee!!! Optional equipment includes: Connectivity Plus Cruise Package, Wheels & Fog Lamp Package...

Chevrolet Sonic 2012 LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A) Cyber Gray Metallic Dark Pewter/ Dark Titanium premium cloth99,806 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet SonicLT
Est.Loan: $99/mo
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Chevrolet Sonic 2012 LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A) Silver Ice Metallic 86,671 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet SonicLT
Est.Loan: $198/mo
Wissler Motors(0)
90.5 mi away
Chevrolet Sonic 2012 LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A) Inferno Orange Metallic 46,476 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet SonicLT
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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Chevrolet Sonic 2012 LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A) Inferno Orange Metallic Jet Black/ Dark Titanium premium cloth75,940 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet SonicLT
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Chevrolet Sonic 2012 LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A) Blue Topaz Metallic Jet Black/ Dark Titanium premium cloth44,181 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet SonicLT
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes

***ONE OWNER***LOCAL TRADE***CLEAN AUTO-CHECK HISTORY***4 BRAND NEW TIRES***READY TO GO***WOW! Is this Sonic Fun to Drive. Finished in Blue Topaz Metallic with a Dark Pewter/Titanium Interior. Get the Car Cooled Down Before You Get In with a Remote Vehicle Start System. Of Course it Comes Equipped with Power Windows and Locks as Well as Cruise Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Bluetooth Connection for Your Phone. We Will See You at Hondru Chevrolet of Elizabethtown. Thanks for Looking!

Chevrolet Sonic 2012 LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A) 31,454 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet SonicLT
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JBA Chevrolet(0)
47.4 mi away

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Features & Specs

LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)LTZ 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)LTZ 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
Transmission6-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual6-speed automatic6-speed automatic5-speed manual
Horsepower138 hp @ 6300 rpm138 hp @ 6300 rpm138 hp @ 6300 rpm138 hp @ 6300 rpm138 hp @ 6300 rpm138 hp @ 6300 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover12.6%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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I own TWO 2012 Sonics... Read this Review!
I'm not sure what some people do with their cars. We have TWO 2012 Sonic LT Auto's, both with the 1.8L engine. One is a Sedan and the other is a Hatch. I like the sedan a bit better because is is actually longer, giving more cargo space in most cases. Plus, due to aerodynamics, the sedan gets better MPG, especially on the highway, where we routinely get 37 MPG out of that car. But, I also like the hatch, because it has the bigger wheels and fog lights. If it only got the same MPG... There have been a few recall issues, but not many. I do my own oil/filter changes and full synthetic is the way to go. The only odd thing on the sedan was the air intake hose between the air box and manifold cracked on the sedan and that tripped the engine light. It was a $35 part, so I just replaced it in the garage. UPDATE: GM extended the warranty on this part and reimbursed my repair cost. UPDATE: Both cars have had the air intake break and both were fixed by GM. Also, we are starting to get some thermostat codes popping on the one with 75k miles on it. It's either a dirty connector, or a failed sensor (less than $50) as they all seem to do this. On the hatch, I took a pot-holed exit ramp too fast and broke a ball joint, so that was $150 with labor and alignment. Other than that, we have about 100K miles combined and ONE unexpected repair. BTW tie rods and ball joints on smaller cars are almost routine maintenance when driving on Michigan roads. Overall pretty good repair record, in my opinion. These are good cars for the money. The insurance is reasonable (we are over 50) they ride pretty well for being so small, especially compared to the imports. We live in Michigan and have full sets of snow tires for these cars, since the factory tires are useless in the snow. But, with the right tires, they are good in winter. I routinely drive though 6-8 inches of snow and isolated patches up to a foot and have never been stranded. The sedan was rear-ended early on, and the fix was done well at the dealership. We take care of our cars and these have been particularly trouble-free. But, a lot of younger people buy these cars and maybe they don't take care of them. Also, a lot of used Sonics are coming on the market now from rental fleets, so they might not have been cared for that well either. The flood of rental returns is also lowering the resale right now. All things considered, I'd buy another one tomorrow, probably a turbo LT sedan. UPDATE: I did buy a 2013 LT Turbo Sedan, slightly used a few months ago, so now I have THREE Sonics. They are pretty good cars, my only recent gripe being a few rattles have developed, but they are cheap and easy to fix. The dealer put a replacement set of plastic stabilizer bar links on the 2013 with only 5k miles and there was a TSB put out for a bad seal between the engine and transmission on the car with the turbo engine. That leak was fixed at no cost to me.
Critics Overlook this Valuable Car
This was my first new car purchase after college. I've grown up driving Hyundai, Mercury, Ford, etc, but never a Chevrolet. The dealer and service support is fantastic, and this car is worth every penny. After 50k miles, I've only needed one minor repair on the fuel valve, and the warranty covered everything. This car has some road noise, but that's what happens when you're in a small, fast car low to the ground on the highway. Yes, gas and brakes are sensitive in the best way possible - I've lived in Dallas for four years and have never gotten in an accident, thanks to the amazing brake response. Acceleration is super easy - I've caught myself speeding a few times without meaning to. The car handles well and the alignment is still perfect four years after purchasing. The A/C is super efficient and the sound system is decent enough. There is major storage space. The only drawback is that the car IS little, so not perfect for roadtrips of 4 or more people, considering rear seat space. The size of the car makes up for it since there's no parking space too small for this car, but it totally doesn't feel like a small car from the driver or front passenger seat. Perfect for families of three or less. My average MPG in the DFW area is around 32, but gets up to 45 on long road trips. Definitely would buy again.
Amazing performance for a small car!
My husband actually brought this car to my attention after my current vehicle had to put in the shop with no hope of repair. After going back and forth, I finally decided to give it a chance and test drove the vehicle for 2 days. I was amazed! I have one child and there was plenty of room for him in the back and they really made every little bit of space count in this car!! Needless to say I was sold and we ended up buying it on the day I was to return it!!
More About This Model

With its devilish smirk and in-your-face Burnt Orange paint job, this 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ looks like a car intent on stirring things up. It's fitting, since General Motors hopes the all-new Sonic (which replaces the forgettable Aveo in Chevy's lineup) will rock 'em and sock 'em in a way that revises the pecking order within the subcompact segment.

Chevy has done this kind of thing before; its compact Cruze came out of nowhere to become a worldwide sales darling. What's clear is that the Sonic is armed for battle. Our test car's turbocharged 1.4-liter inline-4 kicks up class-leading horsepower and torque, and it does so while managing an EPA-estimated 40 mpg on the highway. Handling is relatively keen and responsive, and the car's comfortable cabin — with a stylish industrial motif and ample storage opportunities — is both easy to look at and easy to live with.

The ruling class in the subcompact segment most certainly includes the refined Hyundai Accent, the versatile Honda Fit and the tech-laden Ford Fiesta. Add the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic to that list; it hits the mark for shoppers who value strong fuel economy, brisk acceleration and an accommodating cabin.

Used 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Overview

The Used 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A), LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A), LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), LS 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A), LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), LS 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M), LTZ 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), LTZ 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M), LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A), and LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Chevrolet Sonic?

Save up to $192 on one of 20 Used 2012 Chevrolet Sonic for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,301 as of 06/19/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Chevrolet Sonic trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT is priced between $5,301 and $11,989 with odometer readings between 29922 and 109479 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LS is priced between $6,495 and $9,998 with odometer readings between 41675 and 100557 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ is priced between $5,977 and $6,490 with odometer readings between 106051 and 114735 miles.

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