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Updates to 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Earn It IIHS Top Safety Pick Nod


Revisions to the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic's structure and airbags helped this subcompact substantially improve its small overlap frontal crash test score to the top rating of good, earning it the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award. Related:

Updates to 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Earn It IIHS Top Safety Pick Nod

By Jennifer Newman  on May 7, 2015

Revisions to the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic's structure and airbags helped this subcompact substantially improve its small overlap frontal crash test score to the top rating of good, earning it the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award. Related:

Recall Alert: 2014 Chevrolet Sonic

By Matt Schmitz  on October 6, 2014

Vehicles Affected: More than 300 model-year 2014 Chevrolet Sonic subcompact cars The Problem: A loose electrical connection in the steering column could impact the performance of the driver-side front airbag, according to The Detroit News. If the condition is present

What's the Most Affordable Car in 2014?

By David Thomas  on July 21, 2014

  Shoppers may face legitimate sticker shock when they're shopping for a new car. TV and radio advertisements may lead them to believe that new cars all get at least 35 mpg for less than $15,000, but the price of

Recall Alert: 3,000 2011-14 GM Compact Cars, Crossovers

By Matt Schmitz  on June 29, 2014

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 3,000 GM compact cars and crossovers, including model-year 2011-14 Chevrolet Cruzes and 2012-14 Sonics, as well as 2013-14 Chevrolet Trax and Buick Encore crossovers, and Buick Verano sedans The Problem: Insulation on the engine block heater power

Recall Alert: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

By Matt Schmitz  on June 13, 2014

Vehicles Affected: About 21,567 model-year 2012 Chevrolet Sonic cars equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine The Problem: The transmission turbine shaft may fracture as a result of a supplier quality issue, according to GM. If

Recall Alert: 2012 Buick Verano and Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic

By Jennifer Geiger  on June 9, 2014

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 31,520 model-year 2012 Buick Verano and Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic cars. This is an expansion of a previous recall. The Problem: A defect inside the driver's side front airbag terminal could cause the airbag not to

Does the Chevrolet Sonic Get Better Gas Mileage Than the Aveo?

By Rick Popely  on November 17, 2013

"Does the Chevrolet Sonic get better gas mileage than the Aveo?" Ray G. On paper, the Aveo comes close to a Sonic with the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine in EPA estimates, but a Sonic with the available 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder has

GM Offers Siri Eyes Free Integration on Six More Vehicles

By Matt Schmitz  on October 15, 2013

Look for Siri Eyes Free Integration on a host of 2014 GM vehicles. Previously offered on the Chevrolet Sonic and Spark, Apple's voice-activated "intelligent assistant" — requiring neither the driver's hands nor eyes for use — will now be available

Top 10 Most-Improved Cars from the Past 15 Years

By Kelsey Mays  on October 14, 2013

If you read our series on the business of redesigns, you know that reimagining a car from the ground up can be a billion-dollar feat to implement the industry's latest technology, keep up with ever-improving competition and ultimately (hopefully) increase

Recall Alert: 2013-14 Chevrolet Sonic

By Matt Schmitz  on October 7, 2013

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,558 model-year 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Sonics The Problem: Faulty fuel-tank strap welds could allow the strap bracket to separate, causing the fuel tank to rest on the exhaust pipe or plastic fuel-tank shield. If the fuel-tank