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

AutoBlog.com

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

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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

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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

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

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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

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.

About.com

09/26/11
2011-09-26
84
100

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

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Jason Fogelson Jason Fogelson 6.5 out of 10 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

The Sonic is safer, better and more capable than any small car yet built in the United States. The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is a small car worth buying and driving.

USA Today

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

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

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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.

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. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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.

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