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Chevy Hedges their bets and Hogs the Spotlight

Post by Rope-Pusher » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:41 pm

Chevrolet touts the 2012 Sonic's 40-mpg highway rating
With an EPA-rated 40 mpg on the highway, Chevrolet is calling its 2012 Sonic one of the most fuel-efficient small cars on the market.

Chevy says that 40-mpg rating puts the Sonic right on par with the 2012 Ford Fiesta and the Hyundai Accent in terms of eco-friendliness.

In city driving, the 1.4-liter turbocharged Ecotec engine gets 29 mpg. Paired with a six-speed manual transmission, the Sonic reaches 60 mph in 8.2 seconds, which isn't too shabby.

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Post by theholycow » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:33 am

I did the research the other day. It beats the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris in fuel economy, price, and power. It ties with the Hyundai Accent for top spot in those measures.
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Post by Squint » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:51 am

I'd like to see if they can build a small, economy car that doesn't FEEL super cheap, though...
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