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About the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

Overall Rating

3.8 out of 5 (8 reviews)

2012 Chevrolet Sonic

We purchased this car as an "around town" vehicle, looking for good gas mileage. While it does have very good gas mileage, the vehicle power really suffers. Acceleration is almost painful as it struggles from a stop.


  • Fuel Economy: about 29 mpg in city
  • Ride and Handling: Easy to manuever


  • Power: No power

- Cathy B., 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

Great car, price was a little more that we wanted

We purchased the car based on the options the car had on it. The price was a little more than what we wish it would have been. I wish that the dealership offered some type of discount when you are having to bring back another car.


  • Interior Space: It fits our family great.
  • Technology and Entertainment: I wanted the technology in a car.
  • Fuel Economy: Great fuel economy that my wife and I love


  • Value: The car was priced a little higher than the open market

- Mike Moreno, 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

What we needed at a good price

Nice compact economical car that fits are needs.


  • Fuel Economy: decent gas mileage for a compact car
  • Value: we lucked out in that the type of car we were looking at was also the least expensive we saw
  • Interior Space: The main reason we got the hatchback was because of the head space in the rear seats. In any brand sedan I sat in my head would hit the top, but not this car


  • Power: Not a big deal because I wasn't looking for a powerful car anyways, but you do kind of have to push pretty hard on the gas pedal to accelerate fast when needed
  • Visibility: This is the biggest con in that the visibility is pretty obstructed when looking through the rear window when backing up. Also the rear view mirror is kind of bulky and sometime obstructs the view of the lights at an intersection
  • Ride and Handling: Not a big problem here either, and this is sort of related to the power, but it seems like the transmission's gears are very short and therefore needs to shift many times even before you get through the intersection. Kind of reminds me of an 18 wheeler that shifts every 5 to 10 feet.

- glen brown, 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

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