Chevrolet Sonic

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

85
Priced From $14,200
MPG 30.0
Styles Reviewed
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Edmunds.com

09/29/11
2011-09-29
87
100

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Chris Walton Chris Walton 8.3 out of 10 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

Name a category and the Sonic either matches or dominates its competitors. If you’re considering downsizing but aren’t looking to downgrade in the process, go drive a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ.

Edmunds.com

10/25/11
2011-10-25
87
100

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

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Chris Walton Chris Walton 8.3 out of 10 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

Name a category and the Sonic either matches or dominates its competitors. If you’re considering downsizing but aren’t looking to downgrade in the process, go drive a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ.

Motor Trend

06/21/12
2012-06-21
87
100

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Erick Ayapana Erick Ayapana Score Pending 2013 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

Buyers hoping for a high-strung, highly caffeinated Sonic will likely wish for more performance. But compare the Sonic RS to other B-segment players, and the sum of its parts becomes hard to match.

Motor Trend

09/23/11
2011-09-23
86
100

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Jason Udy Jason Udy Score Pending 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

Erase all memories of small Chevys past. The all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is a completely different animal. While the Sonic isn’t perfect, without a doubt it finally has all the goods to be a true competitor in its segment.

Car and Driver

11/02/11
2011-11-02
86
100

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

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Jared Gall Jared Gall 6.6 out of 10 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

Chevy simply focused on making its small car a good car. The result is an unprecedented success. Even from a purely aesthetic standpoint, the Sonic LTZ Turbo Hatchback is a home run.

AutoSavant.com

11/28/11
2011-11-28
86
100

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

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Brendan Moore Brendan Moore Score Pending 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

The Sonic is a nice little car; frugal and useful while providing healthy doses of fun and pleasure. It’s an honest car; it doesn’t pretend to be anything its not and it is earnest in its efforts to please you, the driver. I really like it.

Popular Mechanics

06/10/11
2011-06-10
86
100

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Larry Webster Larry Webster 6.2 out of 10 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

Quite simply, the Sonic is the best pint-size GM car we’ve ever driven. Practical, stylish and surprisingly fun, the Sonic deserves to be on the list of anyone in the market for a fuel-efficient car.

AutoBlog.com

11/02/11
2011-11-02
86
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

With commendable driving dynamics, a segment-leading interior, an IIHS Top Safety Pick trophy and competitive fuel economy, the Sonic is a stand-up value with the stats and swagger to match.

AutoGuide.com

09/21/11
2011-09-21
85
100

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Derek Kreindler Derek Kreindler Score Pending 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

There’s no question that the Chevrolet Sonic is a very compelling choice in the subcompact segment. Competition in the segment is stiff, and Chevrolet has found a way to set itself apart.

Bloomberg News

12/22/11
2011-12-22
85
100

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

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

Run the 2012 Sonic hard and it’s genuine fun. It has a nice nose, handsome wheels and bright accents, which is not to say it’s not a bit of an ugly duckling, but the real revelation is the interior.

Washington Post

11/06/11
2011-11-06
85
100

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

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

The overall improved design, engineering and build quality of the new Sonic justifies every penny of its higher cost over the Aveo. But the Sonic gains little in value-for-dollar bragging rights.

DriverSide.com

04/04/12
2012-04-04
85
100

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

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Josh Sadlier Josh Sadlier 7.1 out of 10 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

We were gobsmacked by the LTZ’s fundamental goodness. It cruises confidently, handles deftly, accelerates eagerly, and sips fuel like an ’85 Tercel. Oh, and like every Sonic, it’s got one of the coolest instrument panels on the planet.

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