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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Subcompact Nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Subcompact Nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick

Small car fans, we have some good news: the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic has aced the full battery of safety tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. As a result, the IIHS has dubbed the Sonic a "Top Safety Pick". To earn that prize, the Sonic had to perform well in four IIHS crash tests...Read More»

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic, 2013 Cadillac ATS, Gas Prices: Car News Headlines

Chevrolet's latest subcompact isn't subar and Cadillac is preparing the upcoming 2013 ATS. Gas prices are falling and Nissan is taking iAds to a new level while the first 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sells for $250,000. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. We drive...Read More»

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Subcompact, Definitely Not Subpar

With the introduction of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, General Motors at last has some truly competitive, top-notch small-car choices in its lineup. And it's about time; with decades of inconsistent model entries and frequently shifting nameplates—Chevette, Vega, Spectrum, Sprint, Metro...Read More»

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Kia Recall, 2014 Ford Mustang, 2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Car News Headlines

The 'Chevy Runs Deep' marketing campaign is out of steam. [TheCarConnection] Ford is working on an all-new 2014 Mustang that features a non-retro design. [MotorAuthority] The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic hits the 40 mpg highway rating. [GreenCarReports] Kia is recalling the 2007-2008 Sorento SUV due to an...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Earns Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just named the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic small sedan and hatchback a Top Safety Pick. The Sonic, which replaces the outgoing Chevy Aveo, won the top ratings across the board in the Institute’s safety evaluations, which include front, side...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick

General Motors is showing signs of truly bucking its history of giving small cars short shrift in many areas. With all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic that arrives later this fall, along with the excellent new Chevrolet Cruze that's one of our best-rated small cars, GM is shaping up to have a fully...Read More»

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2012 Chevy Sonic, Adam Carolla Bashes Gays, Electric Avenue: Today's Car News

Comedian and host of The Car Show, Adam Carolla, bashed gays on his podcast. [TheCarConnection] We visit Portland's Electric Avenue project. [GreenCarReports] Advice on how to prevent backovers and keep the kids safe. [FamilyCarGuide] Is HP's WebOS coming to a dashboard near you? [AllCarTech] The...Read More»

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Quick Drive

Earlier this year we brought you our preview of the upcoming 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, a new subcompact that's set to replace the Aveo duo this fall. Last week, we took our first quick spin in the Sonic, and even before we've spent seat time in a production-series car, we're sure Chevy's made a smart...Read More»

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Skoda Uses Spotify To Put Romance In the Passenger's Seat

The music service Spotify is a big hit with younger consumers, and not surprisingly, advertisers from every industry are going full-tilt capitalize on its booming popularity. Here in the U.S., most of those marketing tactics have been fairly ho-hum, but Volkswagen's Skoda brand is doing something...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
Could Strikes Threaten The Launch Of The 2012 Chevy Sonic?

Chevrolet has gone to great lengths to remind buyers that their upcoming Sonic will be the only B-segment vehicle built in the United States when it launches later this year. They’ve even linked the subcompact’s genetic material back to their flagship Corvette, as a way of reminding...Read More»

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2012 Chevy Sonic Subcompact To Start At $14,495

Chevrolet has announced pricing for the 2012 Sonic, which replaces the discontinued Chevrolet Aveo. Sonic sedan models will start at $14,495 including destination charge, which makes Chevy’s subcompact sedan $500 more expensive than a comparable Ford Fiesta sedan. If hatchbacks are your...Read More»

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Chevy Volt Rebates, MINI Cooper Spy Shots: Today's Car News

New car sales are doomed to go down for May, but it's not entirely due to natural disasters. [TheCarConnection] Are dealers cheating the system and claiming the $7500 Chevy Volt rebate, or is it a political kerfuffle? What's a kerfuffle, anyway? [TheCarConnection] Hurricane season is here, and you...Read More»

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Currency, Supply Issues A Window Of Opportunity For Detroit Automakers?

This spring and summer, General Motors [NYSE: GM] and Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] both have an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and bolster their small-car sales. Concerns regarding gas prices, coupled with currency issues and earthquake-related supply pinches, might altogether help...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Preview

Things are going to get very interesting a bit later this year when the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic subcompact sedan and five-door hatchback hit the market. 2011 Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta already own a good piece of the pie, but Chevy is counting on Sonic’s appeal to win over some of the...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Preview: 2011 Detroit Auto Show

This fall, Chevy waves goodbye to the little-loved Aveo sedan and hatchback. But will the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic--the Aveo's replacement--be the right subcompact to pitch against car shoppers already infatuated with the Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta? The Sonic is a small four-door sedan or five-door...Read More»

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