TodayJune 21, 2021

2012 Chevy Sonic new car review, pricing, video and specs

2012 Chevy Sonic

There are no incentives for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Chevy says they were number 2 in the segment last month without incentives.

Watch the video and see MTV-reality and action sports-star Rob Dyrdek successfully kick-flipped the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic while Joaquin Nuno-Whelan, Sonic vehicle line director and vehicle chief engineer, talks about the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic.

The kick-flip will be in a couple of the commercial spots during the Super Bowl.

Available Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine rated at 138 horsepower (103 kW) that delivers competitive fuel economy
Standard Ecotec 1.8L engine paired with a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions
Ecotec 1.4L turbo available with a six-speed manual transmission
Standard electronic power steering and StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover sensing
Sedan model offers outstanding trunk capacity, larger than many vehicles one segment larger
Connectivity includes OnStar with six months of Turn-by-Turn navigation. Available Sirius XM Satellite Radio, USB, and Bluetooth functionality
MyChevrolet mobile application with vehicle connectivity
Remote start, heated front seats, and sunroof available
Safety features include 10 standard airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, and OnStar with Automatic Crash Response

Chevrolet Sonic design

Two distinct body styles: a four-door sedan and a five-door.
A wide, planted stance, with wheels-at-the-corners proportions, conveys performance. Progressive, raked body lines suggest movement even when the car is stationary.
Motorcycle-inspired round headlamps and taillamps.
The rear door handles on the five-door are located in a C-pillar area, suggesting the style of a three-door hatch.
Chrome grille surrounds and matte black honeycomb grille inserts on all models.
A range of large wheel sizes, including 17-inch alloy wheels.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.