2012 Chevrolet Sonic Top Comparisons

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2012 Chevrolet SonicReview
Guru9WC2G8 writes:
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I like the car i am just not sure if i want to buy

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Guru9D28TK writes:
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The interior of the car was a lot smaller than I anticipated, however my real concern was that it lack accelerator speed while driving and when pressing the clutch. I was not impressed with this vehicle and chose not to purchase it.

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic 1LT Hatchback FWDReview
Lskloss writes:
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Love American Made. Love This Car. Fun!! — I bought car used with 50k miles. It has had minor weird issues related to previous mechanics work. Replaced battery. Replaced a vent hose. Replaced a thermostat. Overall less than $600 repairs since purchasing. Great car. Reliable. Fits in tight places. When i take a corner at higher than the posted speed it doesnt handle as well as my bmw did nut thats logical. Proud to have an American made car from an American company.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great size for 5 tall driver to reach everything. 62 back seat passengers have been in comfortably.

Cons: Driver seat cushion density is wearing unevenly.

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2012 Chevrolet SonicReview
Goflyer77 writes:
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Really great car amazing on gas amazing Styling and cheap

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Review
Victoria says:
vs2015 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic winning categories:
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Power Ranked 2015 Chevrolet Sonic better.
"Because it was the best"
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Review
Robert says:
the sonic is good at fill ups & in town, without cruise control makes long trips longer.
vs2013 Dodge Dart
2012 Chevrolet Sonic winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2013 Dodge Dart better.
"the engine possibilitiies"
Handling Ranked 2013 Dodge Dart better.
"better"
Looks/Style Ranked 2013 Dodge Dart better.
"the sonic is a aveo upgrade. the dart is new & fresh looking."
Front Seats Ranked 2013 Dodge Dart better.
"more leg room"
Back Seats Ranked 2013 Dodge Dart better.
"there is no room for anyone to sit in back seat of either car if the driver is over 6ft."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2013 Dodge Dart worse.
"sonic hatch allows for many things to go into back of car if rear seats are folded in. unsure on dart."
Family Car Ranked 2013 Dodge Dart better.
"in my family you might get 4ppl in there, maybe, wouldnt happen in sonic."
Value Ranked 2013 Dodge Dart better.
"better resale"
Would Buy Ranked 2013 Dodge Dart better.
"better looking resale & fun to drive."
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2LT Hatchback FWDReview
Debra621 writes:
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Sonic Hatchback — I needed a newer dependable car and liked the looks and reviews for the Sonic and the price is great. Acceleration is good for a compact, although engine is a little noisy when accelerating. I was used to a V6 or V8, so took some getting used to, but felt safe; braking, handling and gas mileage is excellent.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Economical, dependable, roomy for a compact, comfortable, good safety rating

Cons: minimal space for luggage

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ 1LZ Hatchback FWDReview
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I Would Buy It Again For A Commuter Or For A First Car For A High School Kid. — You can definitely feel the turbo kick in around 12-1300rpms. It has some torque for an economy car. Handling is always a plus. Love the go cart like control of the car around turns.Great styling for the price cant beat it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great MPG, decent power for a economy car!

Cons: lack of storage in the hatchback. If you have four people going on a trip little to no room for luggage.

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic 1LT Hatchback FWDReview
hughes59 writes:
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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

Pros: Great handling and gaas milage

Cons: storage capacity limited

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic 1LT Hatchback FWDReview
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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

Pros: Steering, driving, smooth ride, Onstar

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

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Great little car. Only missing electric windows and cruise control. Better than the Versa or Fit. Read More

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Review By Guru9WHMB8

Great car and good price i can recommend this car Read More

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