2012 Chevrolet Sonic gets 5-star overall safety score by NHTSA

The Chevrolet Sonic subcompact has just pulled off an outstanding five star crash test rating, one of ten five-star cars in GM’s current lineup, which may sound like a lot, but remember, this includes everything from GMC, Chevy, Cadillac and Buick.

Interestingly, the five-star rating applies to both the Sonic sedan and five-door hatchback thanks to the fact that both variants carry the same safety features.

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“We developed Sonic to exceed customer expectations of subcompacts in terms of segment-leading safety features,” said Gay Kent, GM executive director of vehicle safety. “From the largest vehicles in our lineup to the smallest, we are putting overall crashworthiness and state-of-the-art safety technologies at the top of the list of must-haves.”

Technically this means that the ten airbags, federally required stability control and rollover sensors are all doing their job, which certainly is quite important in a subcompact vehicle.

– By: Sawyer Sutton