Safety Features by Model

LS $5,762 - $7,625

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Hill start assist
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system
  • Traction control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, 10 total (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right-front passenger includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, head curtain, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, knee, driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height-adjustable includes pretensioners and load limiters
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, rear
  • Door locks, rear child security, power
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System

LT $5,748 - $7,757

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Hill start assist
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system
  • Traction control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, 10 total (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right-front passenger includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, head curtain, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, knee, driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height-adjustable includes pretensioners and load limiters
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, rear
  • Door locks, rear child security, power
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System

LTZ $5,370 - $7,465

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Hill start assist
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system
  • Traction control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, 10 total (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right-front passenger includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, head curtain, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, knee, driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height-adjustable includes pretensioners and load limiters
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, rear
  • Door locks, rear child security, power
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System

RS $7,492 - $9,995

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Hill start assist
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system
  • Traction control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, 10 total (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right-front passenger includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, head curtain, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, knee, driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height-adjustable includes pretensioners and load limiters
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, rear
  • Door locks, rear child security, power
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2LT 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Frontal Ratings Small Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2013 Chevrolet Sonic LT 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Kinematics
Structure
Femur Pelvis
Foot Tibia

Front Crash Prevention Ratings

Overall
Not Available

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2LT 4-door

Overall
Structure
Side Airbag Configuration
Driver Head Neck
Driver Head Protection
Driver Torso
Driver Pelvis Leg
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Head Protection
Passenger Torso
Passenger Pelvis Leg

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

Rollover Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2LT 4-door

Overall

IIHS Crash Test Videos

Warranty

Basic Warranty

36 months / 36,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

60 months / 100,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

72 months / 36,000 miles

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Maximum Age/Mileage:

5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles

Basic Warranty Terms

3 months/3,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty

7 years/100,000 miles

Dealer Certification Required

125-point inspection

Roadside Assistance

Yes

Deductible

May apply

Return/Exchange Policy

N/A

Out-of-Town Repair/Service

Yes

Free Service Loan

Rental allowance

Special Finance Terms

Yes

Transferability

Yes

Satellite Radio Subscription

3 months

Complimentary Service/Maintenance

No

Recalls

Electrical System , Equipment Apr 28, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 28, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V257000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax vehicles and 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio. The affected radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver, after turning off the ignition and leaving the key in the cylinder, waits 10 minutes or longer to open the door. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114 "Theft Protection."
Consequence:
Without audible indicators, the driver may leave the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of theft.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 17130.
Equipment Jul 2, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 2, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V417000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Buick Encore all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured August 23, 2012, to September 9, 2013; Verano vehicles manufactured August 8, 2012, to June 20, 2013; Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, to August 16, 2013, and 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured May 10, 2011, to August 16, 2012 equipped with a Calix oil pan/block heater. In cold temperatures, the insulation on the engine block heater cord can become damaged, allowing the wires to be exposed.
Consequence:
Exposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil pan/block heater cord with a new cord that is rated for temperatures of minus 40 degree Celsius. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14257.
Exterior Lighting > Turn Signal Sep 17, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 17, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V454000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured from May 29, 2012, through August 29, 2012. When a turn signal lamp fails to operate, the Body Control Module (BCM) in these vehicles does not detect this condition and will not indicate the condition to the driver. Thus, These vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence:
If the driver is not aware that the turn signal is not functioning and does not have the light repaired, other drivers may not be alerted that the vehicle is turning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the BCM and the vehicle's key fobs, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on October 3, 2012. Owners may contact the Chevrolet owner center at 1-866-694-6546.
Fuel System, Gasoline Sep 26, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 26, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V464000
Summary:
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured August 2, 2013, through August 12, 2013. Due to insufficient welds, the front fuel tank strap bracket may separate from the vehicle.
Consequence:
If the front fuel tank strap bracket separates, the increased load may lead to the failure of the other tank support. As a result, the fuel tank may come loose from the vehicle causing a fuel leak. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, may result in a fire.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front fuel tank strap bracket, and repair it as necessary, free of charge. The recall will begin in early November 2013. Owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. GM's recall campaign number is 13296.