Chevrolet Sonic

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

85
Priced From $14,200
MPG 30.0
Styles Reviewed
Show all styles SedanSedan
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2013 sedans 87
2012 sedans 85

Edmunds.com

09/20/12
2012-09-20
87
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2013 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic is one of our top subcompact car picks thanks to its winning blend of power, fuel efficiency, comfort and value.

Winding Road

10/04/12
2012-10-04
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Brandon Turkus Brandon Turkus Score Pending 2013 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

While the Sonic RS may not meet this class’s performance expectations, its blend of size, usable power, and style give it the jack-of-all-trades character we look for in a hot hatch.

Washington Post

04/06/12
2012-04-06
87
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

Drivers get what they want — especially power, handling and safety — in the all-new, front-wheel-drive Chevrolet Sonic.

AutoSavant.com

04/12/12
2012-04-12
87
100

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Roger Boylan Roger Boylan Score Pending 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

The Sonic is, quite simply—let me not mince words–a fine little car. It looks good, damage to the old bank account is a mere $14,495, and on the road the little car shines.

Edmunds.com

10/21/11
2011-10-21
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

With a winning blend of power, comfort and fuel efficiency, the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is one of the segment’s top picks.

New Car Test Drive

10/23/11
2011-10-23
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Laura Burstein Laura Burstein Score Pending 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is a peppy, well-executed subcompact car with lots of standard features and surprisingly good performance at a reasonable price.

Los Angeles Times

12/07/11
2011-12-07
85
100

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David Undercoffler David Undercoffler Score Pending 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

The Sonic’s quiet cabin and stout exterior design combine with its relative enthusiasm for the road, especially the turbo, to push it above the Accent and Fiesta sedans. Chevy finally has a tiny winner.

AutoGuide.com

03/20/12
2012-03-20
85
100

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Lee Kasper Lee Kasper Score Pending 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

The Sonic definitely earns merit points for spicing up the exterior and interior presentations, and for offering a peppy, turbocharged engine that doesn’t ding the fuel economy numbers.

LeftLane News

09/23/11
2011-09-23
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Mark Kleis Mark Kleis Score Pending 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

If a small car with spunk and thrift is what you’re after, you would be remiss not to put the Sonic on your short list of cars to test drive.

Cars.com

11/02/11
2011-11-02
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Joe Bruzek Joe Bruzek Score Pending 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

The all-new Chevrolet Sonic’s style, ride quality and fun-to-drive nature land the new car well past the Chevrolet Aveo it replaces and establish it as a competitive player in the exploding subcompact field.

MotorWeek

11/11/11
2011-11-11
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

The new Sonic is a very good subcompact. It’s youthfully styled, reasonably spirited, comfortable, well equipped, efficient, and appears very well made in the good old U.S. of A.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

01/17/12
2012-01-17
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Alex Dykes Alex Dykes Score Pending 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

The new Sonic delivers a competent driving experience with excellent fuel economy. While the price tag may seem high, it is less than a Hyundai Elantra Limited or a fully loaded Fiesta SEL sedan. The Sonic wins points for being more fun to drive than either.

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