2012 Chevrolet Sonic Consumer Review: I Wouldn't Buy One Again

2012 Chevrolet Sonic - Consumer Review

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LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)

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I Wouldn't Buy One Again
By jaxjack92 on


2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


For a small car the Sonic's fuel economy is poor. The car's computer claims I attain 5.6 mpg than I actually get. (eg the computer tells me I am averaging 30mpg when manual calculations reflect 24.4mpg. Pretty darn poor considering I drive 60% hwy.
The car is comfortable for the driver & front passenger but if either is 6 feet or more only children will be comfortable in the back.

Shifting gears in the automatic transmission is VERY noticeable & I only have 5,000 mi on the car.

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Chevrolet should install either accurate computers to report the avg mpg or issue "wheels of fortune" to buyers to determine the average mpg. Deceit is not becoming to Chevrolet.
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