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Recall Alert: 2014-2015 Chevrolet Spark, 2015 Chevrolet Sonic

By Matt Schmitz on July 15, 2015


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 46,000 model-year 2014-15 Chevrolet Spark minicars manufactured between April 30, 2014, and May 20, 2015; and 2015 Sonic cars manufactured between June 18, 2014, and June 10, 2015 The Problem: In the affected vehicles, which are equipped… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014-2015 Chevrolet Spark, 2015 Chevrolet Sonic

By Matt Schmitz on July 15, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 46,000 model-year 2014-15 Chevrolet Spark minicars manufactured between April 30, 2014, and May 20, 2015; and 2015 Sonic cars manufactured between June 18, 2014, and June 10, 2015 The Problem: In the affected vehicles, which are equipped… Read More

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:… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More