2012 Chevrolet Sonic User Reviews

2012 Chevrolet Sonic Review Ratings

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"handling" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
CONS
"style" 2 reviews

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srsheets writes:
2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT Hatchback Review
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5

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Handling , performance , looks , fuel milage , roominess

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road noise , traction control [who needs it ]

srsheets
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Sporty , Inexpensive — The look and shape is what caught my attention in the showroom , the color is inferno orange , similar to or same as whats on the Camaro . The hidden rear outside door handles are cool . The interior is roomy and comfortable enough for my 6 foot frame . The 6 speed auto transmission coupled with the 1.8 litre DOHC engine make this car zippy enough for me . The only drawback is i'm only averaging about 27 mpg because I drive it like I do everything , right foot all the way up in it .I've turned mine into an SS , its the only one I know of since they don't exist anymore , all it took was 2 LS emblems and a little satin black paint on the rear bumper and the plainjane alloy 15 inch wheels ,I can't understand why the factory didn't do it .The road noise problem was also an easy fix , just a little strategicly placed Dyna Matt . Lastly I don't like the auto on traction control . I'd like to know if I can make it auto off , that is turn it on when you want it . Summed up I love the car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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nodrog23 writes:
2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2LT Review
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4

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a small car, but with alot of cargo space. The bluetooth comes in handy when it is required in most states now. The remote start will really come in handy this winter.

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a little too small to be a family car.

nodrog23
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A Good Handling Car, Lots Of Cargo Space And Front Seat Leg Room. — This would be a great commuter car for someone who works or goes to school. Easy to park, fun to drive, alot of accesories and safety features that make this a good vehicle. a very stylish vehicle for a sedan.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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hughes59 writes:
2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT Hatchback Review
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5

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Great handling and gaas milage

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storage capacity limited

hughes59
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2012 Chevy Sonic — My experience with this car includes daily commuting (26 mi/day), numerous mid-range trips (150-200 miles) and a few long trips (>500 miles). It handles well, is pretty zippy (I have the 1.4L turbo with manual transmission), and gets great gas milage (around 35mph in town and 40mph on highway, depending on how hard I drive it). The car is a little choppy on rough road surfaces, and storage space is limited for luggage on long trips.....but overall, this is a great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT Hatchback Review
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Steering, driving, smooth ride, Onstar

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Not crazy about motorcycle style speedometer layout. Need to try turbo model.

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A Sub-compact That Doesn't Feel Bargain Basement — Very youthful and aggressive styling for a sub-compact. Power seems adequate, this was a non-turbo charged unit in a time where you could only get this high of trim with a auto trans. Like the blue back glow on the radio and dash. The Steering has excellent feel, very assisted and smooth at low speeds and firms up nicely. Very refined ride for a small car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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MrDFowler writes:
2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2LS Review
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New, reliable, gas, sporty

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small,

MrDFowler
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Sonic — this is A great car for the money it is like a miny cruze i love to drive and i work 2 jobs so being able to make it to work with no worries as well as in style is a Blessing

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