2012 Chevrolet Sonic User Reviews

2012 Chevrolet Sonic Top Comparisons

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    2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT Hatchback Review
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    25

    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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    the sonic is good at fill ups & in town, without cruise control makes long trips longer.
    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."
    2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2LT Hatchback Review
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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 Hatchback Review
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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 LT Hatchback Review
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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 LT Hatchback Review
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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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    2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2LS Review
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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

    Pros: New, reliable, gas, sporty

    Cons: small,

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    2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT Hatchback Review
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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

    Pros: Handling , performance , looks , fuel milage , roominess

    Cons: road noise , traction control [who needs it ]

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    2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2LT Review
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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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: a little too small to be a family car.

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