2012 CHEVROLET SONIC

The all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic’s youthful, aggressive design is backed by turbocharged performance and agile ride and handling, combining to deliver an efficient, fun-to-drive small car.

The Sonic is offered in two body styles: a stylish four-door sedan and a sporty five-door. Each delivers class-leading rear-seat roominess and cargo space. A variety of connectivity features enhance the driving experience.

From every angle, Chevrolet Sonic sedan and five-door models convey strength, stability and refinement. A wide, planted stance, with wheels-at-the-corners proportions, conveys performance. Progressive, raked body lines suggest movement even when the car is stationary.

Aggressive cues, including fender flares and motorcycle-inspired round headlamps, are blended cues for a design instantly recognizable as Chevrolet. The sedan and five-door models are distinctively different. The five-door carries a tight, two-box shape with aggressive, diving feature lines, while the sedan’s “notchback” profile has a more upscale and mature presence.

At first glance, the five-door model looks like a three-door hatch because the rear door handles are discreetly located in the “C”-pillar area. Details include chrome grille surrounds and matte black honeycomb grille inserts and a range of large wheel sizes, including 17-inch alloy wheels, reinforces its sporty demeanor.

2012 Chevrolet Sonic models are powered by efficient, small-displacement engines, including the 138-horsepower Ecotec 1.4L turbo and the 135-hp Ecotec 1.8L.

Base model estimated mpg: TBD
Estimated starting price: $14,495
Compiled by Motor Matters

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