06. 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is an all-new subcompact competitor that obliterates any memories of the brand's sub-par entry-level offerings from past years. The Chevrolet Sonic can be had in both sedan and hatchback editions, with the latter expanding cargo capacity to a total of 30.9 cubic feet thanks to its folding rear seat.
The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic can be ordered in two different four-cylinder flavors. The first engine option is a 1.8-liter that generates 138 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque while putting up fuel mileage of 26-mpg in city driving and 35-mpg on the highway. The Sonic is also available with a 1.4-liter, turbocharged motor that provides identical horsepower but an additional 23 lb-ft of torque, along with improved fuel economy figures of 29-mpg city and 40-mpg highway. The Sonic can be shifted via either a six-speed auto or six-speed manual gearbox.