2012 Chevy Sonic

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2012 Chevy Sonic

If 2011 was the year the compact car came to life in the U.S., 2012 looks set to be the year of their pint-sized subcompact cousins. From the totally redesigned Ford Fiesta and Hyundai Accent to old standbys like the Toyota Yaris and Honda Fit, the idea that cheap, small and efficient has to mean low quality and a boring drive is quickly becoming a notion of the past.

Arguably, there may be no greater highlight to the change in the subcompact market than the staggering difference between the outgoing Chevy Aveo and the completely new for 2012 Chevrolet Sonic.

Where the Aveo was slow and dull-witted in the corners, the Sonic is quick and surprisingly agile. Where the Aveo had the look of a 1990’s bargain bin leftover, the Sonic is sharp, modern and full of well-designed and thoughtful features. It may have its foibles, but they are few and far between.

Certainly, if you are in the market for an affordable pint-sized champ that won’t make you feel second-class for driving it, the 2012 Sonic may have your number. [read the entire review @ AutoTrader]