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2012 Chevrolet Sonic (continued)


2012 Chevrolet Sonic

The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is a peppy, well-executed subcompact car with lots of standard features and surprisingly good performance at a reasonable price.

Laura Burstein filed this report after her test drive of the Chevrolet Sonic.

Model Line Overview

Model lineup:Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan ($14,495), LS Hatchback ($15,395); LT sedan ($15,695), LT hatchback ($16,495); LTZ sedan ($17,295), LTZ hatchback ($17,995)
Engines:1.8-liter DOHC inline-4; 1.4-liter turbocharged DOHC inline-4
Transmissions:5-speed manual; 6-speed automatic; 6-speed manual
Safety equipment (standard):front driver and passenger airbags, seat mounted thorax side-impact airbags, head curtain airbags, rear side-impact airbags, knee airbags; antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), panic brake assist, stability and traction control, hill-hold feature
Safety equipment (optional):none
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Orion, Michigan

Specifications As Tested

Model tested (MSRP):Chevrolet Sonic 5 2LT
Standard equipment:cloth upholstery, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, trip computer, cruise control, manually adjustable seats, front and rear floor mats, 6-speaker audio system with AM/FM stereo and auxiliary jack roof spoiler, outside heated mirrors, remote/keyless entry
Options as tested (MSRP):Connectivity Plus Cruise package with USB port and Bluetooth music and phone connectivity ($525); 16-inch wheels with fog lamps ($295); metallic paint ($195)
Destination charge:($760)
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSRP): $18,580
Layout:front-wheel drive
Engine:1.8-liter DOHC 4-cylinder
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):138 @ 6300
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):125 @ 3800 rpm
Transmission:6-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:25/35 mpg
Wheelbase:99.4 in.
Length/width/height:159/68.3/59.7 in.
Track, f/r:59.4/59.4 in.
Turning circle:34.5 ft.
Seating capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:38.7/51.4/41.8 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:38.1/51.6/34.6 in.
Cargo volume:30.7 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:MacPherson strut
Suspension, r:Torsion beam
Ground clearance:N/A
Curb weight:2684 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:ventilated disc/drum with ABS
Fuel capacity:12.2 gal.

Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of October 20, 2011.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-950-2438 -

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