Prices start at $14,495 for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan ($15,395 for the Chevrolet Sonic LS Hatchback), which is powered by a 1.8L Ecotec making 128-hp. Comparatively, the 2011 Honda Fit starts at $15,870 and is powered by a 1.5L making 117-hp – the 2011 Ford Fiesta S Sedan starts at $13,995 and is powered by a 1.6L 120-hp unit.
The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic offers more standard safety equipment than any vehicle in its class with 10 airbags and the security and convenience of OnStar. “Sonic is truly a safer small car with three more airbags than the nearest competitor,” said Scheidt. “It also offers the safety, security and convenience of OnStar with Turn-by-Turn Navigation on all models.” Prices for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic top out at $17,295 for the LTZ Sedan and $17,995 for the LTZ Hatchback.
- VEHICLE LAYOUT : Front-engine, FWD, 5-pass, 4-door, sedan and hatchback
- ENGINES : 1.8L/138-hp/125-lb-ft DOHC 16-valve I-4/1.4L/138-hp/148-lb-ft turbocharged DOHC 16-valve I-4
- TRANSMISSIONS : 5- or 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
- CURB WEIGH : 2850 lb (MT est)
- WHEELBASE : 99.4 in
- LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT : 159.0-173.1 x 68.3 x 59.7 in 0-60 MPH 8.0-9.0 sec (MT est)
- EPA CITY/HWY FUEL ECON : 26-28 / 35-40 mpg (est)
- ENERGY CONSUMPTION, CITY/HWY : 120-130/ 96-127 kW-hrs/100 miles (est)
- CO2 EMISSIONS : 0.60-0.66 lb/mile (est)