2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ: The Korean Influence
March 02, 2012
Although most readers of this site know that the Sonic was largely a project of GM's Korean operations, to the casual observer, the site of Hankook tires on a Chevrolet might be a bit alarming.
No need to worry, though, as this Chevy rides just fine without a set of Goodyears connecting it to the road. In fact, the Sonic is one of the best riding Chevrolet vehicles I've driven in years.
Obviously, not all of the credit can go to the tires, but they're a big part of the overall equation. Road and tire noise is moderate and the grip levels seem well suited to this hatchback. No need to fear the Optimos.
Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com