2012 Chevrolet Sonic Review - Consumer Reports
"General Motors makes up for lost ground with their pleasant and spunky new subcompact. GM loaned Consumer Reports two versions of the Chevy Sonic so our engineers could take a first look." - Consumer Reports
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2011 Chevrolet Sonic Z Spec Concept
General Motors seems intent on banishing all memories of the unloved Aveo
-- so much so that it's gone and renamed its entry-level fighter in the
States. While we're still not 100-percent in love with the name (we can't
get visions of spiky-haired hedgehogs out of our heads...), all three
flavors of the Sonic do appear to be vastly improved over the machine they
replace, though one of them, the Z Spec, is still in the concept stage.
More than anything else, they look vastly better both inside and out, but
until we get a stint behind the wheel we'll hold off final judgment.
According to Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet marketing, "The
all-new Chevrolet Sonic blends the practicality of a small car with the
passion for driving that Chevrolet vehicles like the Corvette are known
for." That won't be the only time you'll ever hear someone mention the
Sonic in the same sentence as the Corvette. In fact, Chevy tells us that
Corvette engineers are responsible for the ride and handling of the
The Sonic will be available in both sedan and hatchback bodystyles and with
either a 1.8-liter four-cylinder mated to a five-speed manual or six-speed
automatic, or a 1.4-liter turbocharged
mill with 138 horsepower that's hooked to
either an automatic or manual with six forward ratios. For those keeping
track, these are the same engines available in the slightly larger Cruze.
You'll also get a gauge cluster inspired by motorcycles, OnStar
connectivity, 10 airbags and plenty more
Song name: Black and Yellow instrumental
2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2LT
sedan. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
2013 Chevrolet Sonic LT Start Up and Review 1.4 L 4-Cylinder Turbo
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Powertrains: 1.8 L 4-Cylinder or 1.8 L 4-Cylinder turbo with 6-Speed Manual or 6-Speed Automatic
Features: Bluetooth, OnStar, Cloth Seats, Power Windows, Mirrors, and Door
Locks, AM/FM/Satellite Stereo System, USB Port, AUX Input, A/C, Tilt and
Telescopic Steering Wheel
Engine & Performance
BASE ENGINE SIZE 1.4 L
CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
CYLINDERS Inline 4
VALVE TIMING Variable
TORQUE 148 ft-lbs. @ 1850 rpm
horsepower 138 hp
@ 4900 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 36.1 ft.
ENGINE TYPE Gas
FUEL TYPE Regular unleaded
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 12.2 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 305.0/402.6 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 25/33 mpg
BASIC 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
DRIVETRAIN 5 yr./ 100000 mi.
ROADSIDE 5 yr./ 100000 mi.
RUST 6 yr./ 100000 mi.
Competitors: Honda Fit, Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio
What Camerons Car Reviews has to say about the 2013 Sonic: Chevrolet is
starting to prove to other Japanese automakers that they are not messing
around anymore. This can be applied to the Sonic a car that was once a
cheap Aveo has now gone upmarket with much technology and a sporty
character that couldn't be said with the Aveo. Inside you will find it to
be very unique with a fun character on the interior and comfortable seats
as well as a futuristic touchscreen. The Aveo comes in a hatchback or a
sedan. All in all great car from Chevy, but can it handle the competition
from the hot selling Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta. We think so.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic - Sedan | 5 Reasons to Buy | AutoTrader.com
Here are five reasons that the new Chevy Sonic proves buying a small car no
longer means giving up on style, quality or features.
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo
Generations have grown up trained to shop the import brands for a good
subcompact car. Sonic is out to make waves in the segment and change that
kind of thinking. Tom Voelk takes a look at a turbo LTZ model.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic: A test drive - Autoweek TV
Also in today's show: another Saab story, Mercedes confirms a new model to
be built in Alabama and funeral services are set for Dan Wheldon. For more
on Saab click on http://bit.ly/n18aMa at autoweek.com.
Real World Test Drive 2012 Sonic
If you haven't seen a Chevy Sonic commercial on TV... there's a reason.
Grant Winter takes us for a Real World Test Drive and tells us about a
unique marketing plan:
2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ 4DR Start Up, Exterior/ Interior Review
Welcome everyone to the all new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ in 4 door sedan
It's been in the works for awhile now, as a replacement to the tired Aveo.
On that front, it now sport multiple futuristic design cues, and all new
features. Many of these highly unique aspects are explained throughout this
complete review of the vehicle.
This review consists of explaining many unique features and aspects of the
overall car, complete with a demonstration of the engine, through the start
up process, which in this case does include a remote start demonstration.
This video is designed to educate potential buyers and enthusiasts alike on
one of many new vehicles on the market today.
2012 Kia Rio EX 5-Door HD Video Review
http://drivencarreviews.com/ Americans have never embraced small cars.
That's beginning to change as fuel prices raise, the economy tanks and the
vehicles get more comfortable. Will the 2012 Kia Rio be able to snag
buyers away from Fiesta, Yaris, Fit, Accent and Sonic? Tom Voelk attends
the Texas press launch to find out.
Nissan Versa review from Consumer Reports
Nissan's subcompact Versa sedan is redesigned for 2012 but it's
disappointing. In a departure from its predecessor, the small car is now
noisy and the interior is blatantly cheap. To its credit, the rear cabin is
relatively roomy and fuel economy is commendable at 32 mpg overall. Learn
more about the Nissan Versa and other small cars on our website:
2012 Chevy Sonic 2LS, First Look, O'Donnell Chevrolet Buick, San Gabriel, CA 91776
The all new Chevy Sonic, in Inferno Orange metallic, is such a great
quality compact vehicle. We were impressed with its features and price tag
upon our first review. The simplicity of this vehicle is hardly seen with
its progressive instrument display, to include the RPM gauge and
Speedometer/Driver Information Center. Its hard to believe that Chevy
actually put a 6-speed transmission in this inexpensive sedan. You have to
test drive it to feel its power and comfort. This is a new Chevy! Chevy
Runs Deep. They've turned a corner and we really like where they're taking
us. Find us online at http://www.ODchevy.com or call us at 626-285-3600
with any vehicle requests or questions. Feel free to ask for one of our
dealer managers: Jason, Ken or Hugo. They are prepared to help you and
answer all your questions. Thank you for viewing our video and channel.