Chevrolet Sonic

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

85
Priced From $14,200
MPG 30.0
Styles Reviewed
SedanSedan Scores for this style only
HatchbackHatchback Scores for this style only

USA Today

11/03/11
2011-11-03
84
100

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

Sonic is a good car: useful, easy to drive, a good value. It’s just not the high-class, scintillating little scooter we were expecting. For many buyers, though, it could hit the sweet spot.

DriverSide.com

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

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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.

New Car Test Drive

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

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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.

Washington Post

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

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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.

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

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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.

Edmunds.com

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

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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.

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.

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.

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