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2012 Chevrolet Malibu

2012 Chevrolet Sonic

  2012 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door Sedan LTZ w/1LZ Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
MSRP
$22,110
$13,865
Invoice $21,115 $13,518
MPG
City/Highway
17/33 25/35
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line It's one of GM's best-executed products of the past few years, and even in its final year on sale, the 2012 Chevy Malibu still ranks highly for its spacious cabin, smooth performance and handsome silhouette. Read Full Review The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is neither subsonic nor supersonic—but it's a good, sound choice and a world better than the Aveo it replaces. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Nicely underplayed look
  • Powertrains are smooth
  • Four-cylinder's good fuel economy
  • Refined ride quality

Dislikes:

  • Navigation isn't on-board
  • Even V-6 lacks sporty feel
  • V-6 gas mileage lags

Likes:

  • Well-weighted steering
  • Smooth, quiet ride
  • Comfortable seating
  • Powertrain refinement of a more expensive vehicle (1.4T)

Dislikes:

  • Bluetooth, USB missing from base model
  • Base engine can be boomy when revved
  • Muted throttle response (1.4T)
  • Mushy brake pedal
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