The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is an extremely affordable, sporty and fun to drive car. This year’s Sonic is available to consumers in two models, the Sonic Hatchback and the Sonic Sedan. The hatchback version is the more “expensive” of the two, at $14,765, while the sedan model goes for a starting price of $13,865. Both models are available in 8 color schemes as well.
The 2012 Chevy Sonic Sedan was engineered to have bold and daring exterior lines, while commanding attention and getting remarkable fuel economy. The new front end and grill have an almost intimidating appearance and add to the sporty look of the vehicle. Motorcycle-inspired headlights and 15-inch alloy wheels also add to the fleet appearance of the Sonic Sedan. Consumers can also rest assured that they’re helping the U.S. economy, as the Sonic is the only small-car that is engineered, assembled and sold in America.
For consumers who choose the LTZ model, they will get aerated and heated leather driver and front passenger seats. Chevy has also generously included a free 6-month trial of OnStar, which provides both GPS turn-by-turn navigation and will dispatch emergency crews to the vehicle’s location in the event of an accident. The 14 cubic feet of cargo space beat similar models by Honda and Toyota.
Under the hood is a 1.4-liter, turbocharged engine with 138 horsepower. It also has the most torque of any car in its class and gets an almost incomprehensible 40 MPG on the highway. The transmission is a 5-speed manual and the suspension has had drastic improvements made, to make for one of the most comfortable rides in its class.
The 2012 Sonic Hatchback is perhaps one of the most unique, yet stunning cars on the road today. Its overall appearance is similar to that of a small but powerful linebacker, getting ready to make a big tackle. In other words, it’s an aggressive, athletic-looking vehicle. For consumers who choose the Hatchback LTZ, chrome accents will add to the overall flare of the outward appearance.
The interior is the same as the Sonic Sedan, except for the fact that it trails other competitors in its class in cargo space. Other than that, the interior is just as sharp, clean and attractive as the exterior.
However, as the saying goes, looks aren’t everything. The 1.4-liter turbo engine is capable of going from 0 – 60 in 8.2 seconds, with 138 ponies under the hood. While the 2012 Sonic isn’t the most powerful car on the road today, it’s surely one of the most fleet of foot – er tire, that is. It too, gets a wallet-saving 40-MPG EPA-estimated highway.
Both the 2012 Sonic Sedan and the Hatchback come well equipped with the latest technological innovations. The Bluetooth capabilities allow you to talk to your friends, family and coworkers through the speakers in the car, while keeping your attention focused on the road. The Sirius XM satellite radio will also keep you and your passengers thoroughly entertained on those long road trips. Overall, if you’re thinking about getting a fuel-efficient, fun to drive, and financially viable car, then you have to at least test drive a 2012 Chevy Sonic, whether it be the Sedan or Hatchback.