2012 Chevrolet Sonic

#7 in Small Car
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Best Small Car of 2012

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#7 Chevrolet Sonic

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Chevrolet Sonic after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Transmission smoothness
  • Forward visibility
  • Comfort of the driver's seat

Performance Specs

MPG City

25 - 26






5 speed, Manual, 6 speed, Automatic


Gas I4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Chevrolet Sonic Review

Dream big in the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Small yet powerful the naturally aspirated 1.8-liter kicks out 138 horsepower and 40 fuel efficient highway miles per gallon! Fast acceleration and great fuel economy. The strong smooth engine of the Sonic fits in beautifully with its quiet and responsive ride quality! Behind the wheel you’ll discover that it reacts quickly. Whether you choose a hatchback or sedan model you’ll find there’s room for more It has a dash of everything; four wheel antilock brakes external temperature display air conditioning remote power door locks and so much more! The Sonic even comes standard with 10 air bags stability and traction control and a post-collision safety system to help protect you and yours! The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic – Dream big or go home.

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J.D. Power Award Winner

Performance Award Winner

Awarded to the models with the highest owner ratings for design and performance after the first 90 days of ownership
2012 Chevrolet Sonic JD Power Award Winner
2012 Chevrolet Sonic

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