2012 Chevy Sonic | Review, Interior, Exterior, Price, Engine.

July 21st, 2012 | Category: Chevrolet, SUV | 1433 Views

2012 Chevy Sonic | Review, Interior, Exterior, Price, Engine. – Now, With the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, General Motors is at last fully in the small car game. That might sound silly to those who can recall a laundry list of former Chevrolet small cars Chevette, Vega, Spectrum, Cavalier, Cobalt, Aveo, Metro, Sprint, to mention a few but most of those vehicles truly felt like halfhearted efforts that took second stage to the automakers trucks and larger cars.

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That’s not the case with the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, a completely new, global small car that thankfully has nothing to do with the rental car mainstay, the Aveo, that it replaces thus the new model name.

Aside from that, there is much to like about the Sonic, most notably the turbocharged 1.4-liter engine we sampled. Shared with the Cruze, the turbo four makes 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque, 18 hp and 26 lb-ft more than the Ford Fiesta, a clear rival. And when paired with a six speed manual, Chevrolet promises a 40-mpg highway fuel economy rating for the Sonic turbo. The other engine (also sourced from the Cruze) is a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter making the same 138 hp but with a reduced torque figure of 125 lb-ft. The Sonic has slightly different gearing and weighs about 400 fewer pounds than the Cruze, so we expect better acceleration and fuel economy across the board. (In a recent comparison test, an automatic equipped 1.4T Cruze posted an 8.0 second 0 to 60 mph run.).

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2012 Chevy Sonic Price :
2012 Chevy Sonic Price. – Pricing for the new 2012 Chevy Sonic Price has been set at  $14,495  based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2012 Chevy Sonic Price we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.

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2012 Chevy Sonic Interior :
2012 Chevy Sonic Interior. – The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is an all new, from the ground-up vehicle, and while its size and basic proportions aren’t all that much different than those of the former Aveo, nicely contoured sheetmetal, a more elegant roofline, and fine detailing throughout give it an entirely different, more upscale (and even somewhat sporty) look and feel.

The Aveo sedan adds a few more inches of overall length compared to the hatch, though the front half of the vehicle is largely the same as is the wheelbase. One other key design difference: while the rear doors in the hatchback are ‘hidden’ (located up high at the back), those in the sedan are of a more conventional design and location.

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2012 Chevy Sonic Exterior :
2012 Chevy Sonic Exterior. – The Sonic is an economy car, which means sacrifices in creature comforts. The rear seats don’t have an armrest or cup holders, but they are acceptably habitable even behind a six plus footer in the driving position. Both Sonic sedan and hatchback share the same 99.4-inch wheelbase. The four-door, at 173.1 inches, is 14.1 inches longer than the hatch but loses in the space race with 14 cubic feet of trunk space to the hatch’s 19. The hatch also has slightly better rear-seat headroom. The cargo area in the five door, although not as spacious or ingenious as the Honda Fit’s, has a removable false floor that creates a level surface when the seats are folded. There is also a slot for the cargo cover to slide into behind the rear seats.

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2012 Chevy Sonic Engine :
2012 Chevy Sonic Engine. – While the power ratings aren’t that much different between the two engines, there’s a substantial difference in real world performance. There’s also a pretty big difference in refinement between these two engines. While both engines are rated at 138 horsepower, the 1.4T makes 23 pound feet more torque and it makes 90 percent of its peak torque all the way from 2,400 to 6,500 rpm, so you often don’t truly need to downshift. It’s also a very smooth, refined engine and feels a class above.

Actually, with the 1.4T, as we found with the larger Chevy Cruze, extra revs above 5,000 or so aren’t really rewarded, and the throttle response can be a little too muted. On the other hand, to extract the 1.8 liter’s full potential you’ll need to rev it up past 4,000 rpm where it can get noticeably louder and somewhat boomy.

2012 Chevy Sonic Specs :
>. Gas Mileage : 26 mpg City/35 mpg Hwy.
>. Engine : Gas I4, 1.8L.
>. EPA Class : Subcompact Car.
>. Style Name : Sedan 1LS.
>. Drivetrain : Front Wheel Drive.
>. Passenger Capacity : 5.
>. Passenger Doors : 4.
>. Body Style : 4dr Car.
>. Transmission : Transmission, 5-speed manual.
Source: thecarconnection.com, caranddriver.com.

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