The All-New 2012 Chevrolet Sonic:
Big Performance at a Compact Price
The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is all new and is intended to replace the Chevrolet Aveo. The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is available in both a sleek, European-influenced four-door sedan and a spunky two-door hatchback. Both configurations incorporate four cylinder engines and five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions. Three trim levels are available for both the sedan and the hatchback and along with the optional turbocharger offer a number of customization possibilities for buyers.
The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic offers buyers a choice of a 1.8 liter inline four-cylinder or turbocharged intercooled DOHC 1.4 liter inline four-cylinder engine; both offer 138 horsepower. The standard engine provides 125 pound-feet of torque, while the turbo model boosts that to 148 pound-feet. The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is available in either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is estimated to be around 28 miles per gallon for city driving and 40 miles per gallon highway.