Chevrolet has dropped the pricing details on the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, which will hit dealerships later this fall.
Prices start at $14,495 for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan ($15,395 for the Chevrolet Sonic LS Hatchback), which is powered by a 1.8L Ecotec making 128-hp. Comparatively, the 2011 Honda Fit starts at $15,870 and is powered by a 1.5L making 117-hp – the 2011 Ford Fiesta S Sedan starts at $13,995 and is powered by a 1.6L 120-hp unit.
“Sonic shares the spirit of Chevrolets like the Corvette by delivering athletic and agile performance,” said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. “Today’s customers have high expectations for small cars. Sonic comes with an unexpected level of standard equipment so that every customer will have comforts and amenities they desire.”
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The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic offers more standard safety equipment than any vehicle in its class with 10 airbags and the security and convenience of OnStar.
“Sonic is truly a safer small car with three more airbags than the nearest competitor,” said Scheidt. “It also offers the safety, security and convenience of OnStar with Turn-by-Turn Navigation on all models.”
Prices for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic top out at $17,295 for the LTZ Sedan and $17,995 for the LTZ Hatchback.
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Chevrolet Announces Sonic Price Will Start at $14,495
- Offers more standard safety equipment than any vehicle in its class with 10 airbags and the security and convenience of OnStar
- Available 1.4L Turbo expected to achieve best-in-class acceleration and 40 mpg hwy
DETROIT – The suggested retail price of the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic begins at $14,495 including destination but excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. Sonic comes with the most standard safety equipment in the sub-compact class, including 10 air bags. Air conditioning, power door locks, remote keyless entry and 15″ alloy wheels also are standard.
The Sonic, the only sub-compact built in the United States, is expected to deliver 40 mpg highway with class-leading acceleration when paired with the 1.4L Turbo and six-speed manual transmission.
The Sonic is offered in two body styles: a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback. Each delivers outstanding rear-seat roominess and cargo space.
The 2012 Sonic will be for retail sale this fall in three models with two body styles:
Sonic LS starting at $14,495 sedan, $15,395 hatchback, including:
- Standard 1.8L Ecotec engine and five-speed manual transmission
- Class-exclusive standard 15-inch alloy wheels
- The most standard safety features in the segment, with 10 air bags, StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover sensing, traction control, anti-lock brakes, collapsible pedal system and power rear-door child safety locks
- Standard OnStar, with a six-month subscription including Turn-by-Turn navigation
- Standard convenience features, including air conditioning, power door locks with remote keyless entry and tilt/telescoping steering wheel
Sonic LT starting at $15,695 sedan, $16,495 hatchback, including:
- Six-speaker premium sound system with CD player, XM Radio with three-month trial subscription
- Power windows with driver’s express up/down
- Power, heated side mirrors
Sonic LTZ starting at $17,295 sedan, $17,995 hatchback, including:
- Connectivity package with a USB port, Bluetooth for select phones and music, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
- Heated leatherette front seats
- Cruise control
- Fog lamps
- Standard 17-inch alloy wheels
Major available upgrades on Sonic include:
- Six-speed automatic transmission (with 1.8L engine) – $1,070
- 1.4L Turbo with six-speed manual transmission (available on LT and LTZ) – $700
|Base Models||2012 Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan||2011 Fiesta S Sedan||2011 Honda Fit|
|MSRP, including destination||$14,495||$13,995||$15,870|
|Engine||1.8L Ecotec||1.6L I-4||1.5L I-4|
|Standard transmission||5-speed manual||5-speed manual||5-speed manual|
|Passenger volume (cu ft)||90.4||85.1||90.8|
|Trunk volume (cu ft)||14||12.8||Not applicable|
|Standard air bags||10||7||6|
|OnStar (six months)||Standard||Not available||Not available|
|Navigation (OnStar Turn-by-Turn)||Standard||Not available||Not available|
|Hill Hold||Standard||Optional||Not available|
|Power rear child safety locks||Standard||Not available||Not available|
|15” alloy wheels||Standard||Not available||Not available|
Production of the Sonic begins this fall at the General Motors Orion Assembly Center in Michigan, which received a $545-million investment in upgrades and retooling, and will help restore approximately 1,000 jobs in the metropolitan Detroit area.
– By: Omar Rana