Based on 79 Ratings for the 2012 - 2014 models.Review this car
By Billmo on Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,900overall rating 3 of 10rating details
Pros: "Better after michelin Exalto Tires"
Cons: "20 K dose not buy much this day and time"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"oThis car or should I say most of them have a 1.8 liter mtr. Made by Daewoo. Owned by GM, Daewoo the car Co that couldn't make it in the USA. The Sonic is loaded with Daewoo Parts The car vibrates and the computer programming stinks. Mine had to be painted after 7 months of ownership. The tires again are Hankooks and they are as bad as the suspension parts. The auto is built on a Opel frame which is manufactured in Korea. The newer Sonics do not have near the problems of the 2012. But more 2012 have been sold. Also the motors and trannys are American made in 2013 and 2014. Hopefully that will make a difference. Let me get back to vibration GM cant repair it and it started after the vehicle had 8000 miles. on it. The gas mileage is not what they say, in town 22 with unleaded 25 with 93 octane and 30 highway. As you can tell I am very disappointed with this car. Again I would advise anyone to look at another brand."
11 people out of 12 found this review helpful
By KevMCM84 on Monday, October 21, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 212overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "MPG, handling, bike inspired instument cluster"
Cons: "Passenger armrest, lack of HIDs, tiny fender flare"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I went from a Subaru Impreza WRX STi to this wee little subcompact gem, and I must say that I am thrilled to be driving this vehicle. Sure I took a major dip in power, but the fun factor is just as great. The Sonic RS is so sleek and agile to drive! My CITY MPG is higher than the Subaru's HIGHWAY MPG. At this current moment, i can only think of 3 things - 3!! That would make the Sonic RS the top subcompact car in the United States. A passenger armrest for the front seat, larger fender flares, and Xenon HID headlights. If it is in your budget, you WANT the RS package (or at least the LTZ with the 1.4L Turbo engine). It's the little things that make the biggest differences, and you would not believe the big difference this little car has made for me."
3 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By Great for a small car on Friday, October 11, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,500overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Drive, great on gas, stylish, fun to drive"
Cons: "Blind spots, not too comfy on long trips"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"This car drives nice. The interior is nice, but I think the cup holders aren't in the most convenient spots. I love that my car came is remote start. The front seats are kinda roomy, but its not great in the back. The blind spots are terrible. If I would have realized the blind spot issue before I bought the car, I would have chosen something else. But its a great car for the price."
6 people out of 6 found this review helpful
By metalman on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,500overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "fun to drive well put together"
Cons: "only an armrest for the driver"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"got this for my daughter when she graduated high school. a fun to drive handles well and is well put together. great first car!! averages around 31 mpg."
By Bruceleo on Thursday, September 19, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 81,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Price of base, Not common, Fun, 32 combined mpg"
Cons: "Unknown reliablitilty, low front clearance,"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6
"I owned the Chevy Sonic 1.8l auto for a year and 9months with 81k miles to my name. The Car is functional and practical for everyday use. The car I owned did come with some problems in the trans and was quote fixed. If you are interested in the car go for the 1.4l it is say a bit more enjoyable to drive. The mpg is up there for not being a hybrid. nonetheless it is a fun little car. The Rating is based on the value for price."
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful