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

Edmunds.com

09/29/11
2011-09-29
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.

Edmunds.com

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

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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.

Washington Post

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

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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

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

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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.

Motor Trend

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

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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.

Edmunds.com

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

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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.

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