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2012 Chevrolet Sonic

2012 Toyota Yaris

  2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2012 Toyota Yaris 5dr LB Auto LE (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$13,865
$14,115
Invoice $13,518 $13,551
MPG
City/Highway
25/35 30/38
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line 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 The 2012 Toyota Yaris is fuel-efficient in the city without hybrid hardware, and it has an nicely appointed interior that feels cheerful but not cheapskate; but its weak performance and highway refinement aren't up to current class standards. Read Full Review
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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

Likes:

  • Good real-world city mpg
  • Nicely weighted steering
  • Ride quality
  • Well-integrated Bluetooth
  • Much-improved seats

Dislikes:

  • No telescopic steering adjustment
  • Engine noise
  • Automatic has just four speeds
  • Weak acceleration on the highway
  • Less-distinct exterior style
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