Nashville Chevrolet Sonic
Nashville Chevrolet Sonic
New in 2012, the Nashville Chevy Sonic enters the subcompact market ready to make waves. The only subcompact built in the U.S. the Sonic is already starting to earn heavy praise from critics and consumers. Available in both a hatchback and sedan this vehicle offers outstanding gas mileage and is emerging as a leader in an already difficult class.
On Edmunds.com the Nashville Chevrolet Sonic has a 5 star consumer rating. Kelley Blue Book also has some sparkling praise for the Sonic when they write on their website, "In sedan or 5-door hatchback configuration, the 2012 Chevy Sonic is the quietest and most composed subcompact car you can buy. Combined with more conventional styling than some of its key competitors, the Sonic is destined to become a mass-market favorite."
The Nashville Chevy Sonic competes in a sporty and peppy class. It is designed to stand out in its class in both the exterior and interior. On the outside, whether you see the sedan or the hatchback, the Sonic is one-of-a-kind. There is literally nothing quite like it out there when it comes to looks. The first elements to jump out are the headlights and grille. While unmistakably Chevy, the motorcycle inspired headlights give the Nashville Chevrolet Sonic a futuristic feel. On the hatchback, the rear door handles are merged and almost hidden in the C-pillar giving the Sonic a very sleek and sophisticated look. And even the base model comes equipped with alloy wheels instead of steel covered wheels to give the vehicle more visual pop on the road.
The interior, like the exterior, hints of a vision to the future. All of the controls are neatly laid out. Nothing is very far away. The integration is also very precise with minimal space between each element. The angles used in the design are also important and are the main reason the interior of the Nashville Chevy Sonic feels so modern. The digital speedometer and dual glove-box layout come in very handy and the back seat of the Sonic is one of the most spacious in the subcompact category.
The performance aspect of the Nashville Chevrolet Sonic is so strong that Edmunds.com writes, "Both of the Sonic's engines offer good performance for this segment. The turbocharged 1.4 is especially torquey and peppy, offering 0-60 mph acceleration that's almost a full second quicker than that of some rivals."
The Chevy Sonic comes equipped with a standard four cylinder 1.8L engine that produces 138 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque. The LT and LTZ trim levels utilize a 1.4L four cylinder turbocharged engine that produces the same horsepower, but kicks in 148 lb.-ft. of torque. The standard engine also provides an impressive 35 MPG highway while the 1.4L turbocharged engine gives an amazing 40 MPG highway.
Truly a car built with an eye on the future, the Nashville Chevy Sonic is an instant leader among its peers.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
The 2012 Nashville Chevy Sonic has burst on to the scene earning high praise from all directions. A leader in its class in so many areas, the Sonic is destined to be a huge favorite for many years to come. It's nimble, agile, and quick and for those that do a lot of driving or for those that simply love driving, the 2012 Sonic is a fantastic vehicle.
The 2012 Nashville Chevrolet Sonic is designed in such a way that it appears to sit light and nimble, ready to spring into action at any given moment. Its sharp lines and unique headlights give the Sonic an aggressive feel, like it wants you to drive it hard. The handles of the rear doors are ingeniously incorporated into the C-pillar of the vehicle so they appear non-existent. This makes the 2012 Nashville Chevy Sonic look like a super slick two door. You can also add chrome accents which are standard on the LTZ trim level and you will really have a vehicle that turns heads.
With the only turbocharged engine in its class the 2012 Sonic springs to the top as a leader when it comes to performance. The standard engine is a 1.8 liter ECOTEC four cylinder with a 5-speed manual transmission. This engine offers 138 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque. Step up to the four cylinder turbocharged engine and the torque gets cranked up to 148 lb.-ft. of torque which is far and away the most in its class. Not only does the 2012 Nashville Chevrolet Sonic go from 0-60 in a hugely impressive 8.2 seconds, but it also delivers 40 MPG highway.
The 2012 Sonic is also smartly designed when it comes to cargo. With the rear seats in place, the trunk of the Sonic offers 19 cubic feet of storage space. Fold the rear seats down and the storage capacity increases to 30.7 cubic feet. There are even smart storage spaces such as an upper and lower glove box, a water bottle holder built right into the door, and even a unique parking stub holder built into the dash.
Safety was also taken into great consideration when creating the 2012 Nashville Chevy Sonic. With 10 airbags you are literally surrounded by safety features. The cabin is reinforced throughout with steel and in the event of an accident, the "crush zones" are created in such a way that they will compress in a controlled manner. Throw in stability control with traction control and OnStar and it's no wonder why the 2012 Nashville Chevrolet Sonic was awarded a top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.