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2012 Chevy Sonic Review

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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: Sonic Hatchback, Sonic Sedan. 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), LTZ 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A), LS 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M), LTZ 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6A), LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M), LTZ 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), and LT 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M). Pre-owned Chevrolet Sonic models are available with a 1.8 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 138 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2012 Chevrolet Sonic comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed automatic, 5-speed manual. The Used 2012 Chevrolet Sonic comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 100000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Chevrolet Sonic trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT is priced between $11,990 and$14,998 with odometer readings between 32001 and94236 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ is priced between $9,900 and$13,990 with odometer readings between 30876 and73545 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LS is priced between $6,499 and$6,499 with odometer readings between 91200 and91200 miles.

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Which used 2012 Chevrolet Sonics are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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