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2012 Chevrolet Sonic

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic

Chevrolet Sonic highlights

Customer reviews

4 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

26 city, 35 highway, 29 combined

Pricing for current inventory

(no current inventory)

Distance from

All Chevrolet Sonic years

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is a good car for someone looking for a small, economical car. Customers like the gas mileage and the price.
5 Stars10
4 Stars7
3 Stars1
2 Stars4
1 Star0

RepairPal reliability rating**

RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Sonic an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Chevrolet Sonic 20th out of 24 among Subcompact Cars.
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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

Explore Chevrolet Sonic details

LS 2WD 4D Hatchback

Engine type


Drive type



Manual 5


138 @ 6300


125 @ 3800

Seating capacity


* Price excludes taxes, title, registration, and fees. Applicable transfer fees are due in advance of vehicle delivery and are separate from sales transactions.