Peterson Chevrolet in Boise gives you a Top 10 list of reasons to get a 2012 Chevy Sonic before your neighbor does.
1.It’s got the look
Every inch of Sonic was considered in great detail. From its dramatic lines to the subtlety of the Black Granite Metallic paint around the headlamps, every element works together to create a sophisticated appearance. Looks like the small-car segment just got a new look. It’s got attitude. From its chiseled front end to its aggressive stance and expressive wheel arches, every detail builds on the other to create Sonic. When you have a car with this much power under the hood, it has to be backed up by a look to match.
Sonic is the only small car built right here in the United States8. Its defined front end with motorcycle-inspired, exposed headlamps and unique dual-port grille make a strong visual statement. Kick it up a notch with the available front foglamps and chrome accents standard on LTZ, and rest assured you’ll make an all-eyes-on-you entrance long before you even arrive.
3.Pick your wheels
Boost its aggressive and sporty stance with eye-catching wheel options. The LS and LT models feature 15-inch painted aluminum wheels, or you can upgrade to the optional 16-inch wheels, available with the Wheels and Foglamp Package on LT. For a little more edge to your ride, go for the LTZ model with standard 17-inch painted aluminum wheels.
4.Attention to details—every last one of them
Every aspect of the Sonic interior was re-imagined to create a sleek and comfortable experience for both you and your passengers. The performance-inspired design elements Sonic boasts on the exterior are exactly what you find when you get behind the wheel. No detail was overlooked, from the dual cockpit interior to the motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster and chrome accents. Sonic is ready to be driven, so grab onto its three-spoke steering wheel designed for optimal grip, and hold on tight.
5.Comfort and convenience
Sure, Sonic has an edge but it’s made for comfort too. Every seat in Sonic was designed to give you and your passengers the best ride possible. Go for the LTZ and you get perforated leatherette heated front seats. And rest assured, Sonic has your back with OnStar® Turn-by-Turn Navigation standard for the first six months. With the press of a button you’ll be connected with a friendly OnStar® representative ready to help get you where you’re going. So buckle up and get ready to go.
6.Go ahead and load it up
There’s a smart way to make use of space, and Sonic is brilliant. Upper and lower glove boxes keep your stuff easily within reach. Bringing a water bottle with you? There are holders incorporated right into the front doors. Have a tendency to misplace your parking stubs? Not anymore with the specialized holder right in the dash. And that’s all just in the front. The rear is pretty impressive too. With 14 cubic feet of trunk space10 and 60/40 split-folding rear seats, you’ll be able to configure the space for just about anything. That’s more than a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla. So whether it’s skis or a giant sub sandwich, Sonic is game.
7. Oh did we say 40 MPG—so many miles, so little gas
Imagine a road trip from Boston to Philadelphia, New Orleans to Houston, or Los Angeles to San Francisco on one full tank of gas. Sonic Turbo offers up to 488 highway miles on a single tank of gas. Engineering technology in performance and design makes it possible. Its available 1.4L turbocharged engine offers 40 MPG on the highway3 without sacrificing its power and athleticism. There’s a lot that goes into making a car as fuel efficient as possible, which translates into money in your pocket after the pump and more time spent out in the world.
Sonic keeps you in the loop with the myChevrolet mobile app4 with the connectivity of OnStar RemoteLink™. You’ll never get lost in a parking lot with a real map reminder. Want to schedule a service appointment? It’s done in a click. And should you ever need help, roadside assistance is there 24/7. Available from the iTunes Store and Android Marketplace.
Sonic makes you unique with a variety of available graphics designed to turn heads when you’re cruising down the strip. Standing still you’ll look sharp too, with dealer-installed white or black wheels, designed to complement your graphics. Inside, you can add Chevy Accessories like available doorsill plates to give stepping in a stepped-up look. Finally, hit the gas in super style with an available Sport Pedal Kit featuring brushed aluminum covers with rubber grips. Be the first in your crew to put your spin on Sonic. Start your customization at Chevrolet Graphics.
10. A safety philosophy that runs deep
What’s the best safety philosophy? Avoid a collision in the first place. That’s why Sonic offers extensive safety features for prevention, reaction and response technology to optimize safety before, during and after a crash, if needed. And it’s the first and only car in its class with 10 standard air bags. Recently the 2012 Sonic Hatchback and Sedan both received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety – the highest rating possible. That comes on the heels of Sonic’s 2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Who said fun and safe couldn’t drive hand in hand?