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2012 Mazda MAZDA2

2012 Chevrolet Sonic

  2011 Mazda MAZDA2 4-door HB Auto Sport Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
Invoice $14,339 $13,518
28/35 25/35
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Bottom Line With a zippy driving feel and good real-world gas mileage, the 2012 Mazda2 really stands out among entry-level vehicles. 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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  • Simple, clean styling
  • Handling, maneuverability
  • Good seats for an econocar
  • Decent cargo space
  • Great fuel economy


  • Sluggish four-speed automatic
  • Tight headroom
  • Barely adequate power


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


  • 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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