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

Detroit News

11/24/11
2011-11-24
84
100

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Scott Burgess Scott Burgess 8.5 out of 10 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

The Sonic is more fun to drive than the outgoing Aveo. It also looks pretty good. It’s nicely loaded, comfortable and performs OK on the road.

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

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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.

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.

AutoBlog.com

01/06/12
2012-01-06
83
100

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Jeff Sabatini Jeff Sabatini 8.1 out of 10 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

The Sonic is well balanced, not just in driving dynamics, but everywhere. The styling is attractive and the interior, despite a few little grumbles, is good. What GM has done here is to banish all the cheapness and disappointment that used to be part of the small car experience.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MotorWeek

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

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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.

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

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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