It's a small world after all, and the upcoming 2012 Chevy Sonic subcompact car is driving that point home. Even if is the tiniest car in Chevrolet's lineup as the replacement for the old and used Chevy Aveo, you might be surprised at how big the lineup is for this tiny terror.
Built as a counterpoint to the 2011 Ford Fiesta Sedan, 2011 Honda Fit, and 2011 Toyota Yaris, the Sonic won't be the best new car price out of the box, but will be the most up to date and have some of the best baseline options such as keyless entry and alloy wheels.
Priced at about $500 over a new Fiesta Sedan, the Sonic four door sedan model will cost you $14,495 and get a little more than 30 MPG fuel economy on the highway. Guess when you're a little car you just sip the gas rather than chug it like your bigger breathern.
The build of the car is way ahead of your used Chevy Aveo, better quality, better features, but at a cost. A little over $2,000 from the old Aveo sticker, the Sonic is still an economy car; it's just not a 'cheap car' in terms of quality anymore, and still qualifies for our new cars under $15,000.
The multiple configurations of the Sonic make it interesting to compare cars side by side with the 2011 Toyota Yaris and Honda Fit. Offering a four door base model, an optional five door upgrade, and varying on the cost scale with options and trims between $14k and $18k in cost, the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is a tough car to nail down.
Like the others, it has 30 mpg fuel economy, has a fifth door hatch option, and fits under the new cars under $15,000 category. However the Sonic is the only subcompact to be manufactured in the United States. Not important for some, but a huge point for others.
If you compare cars side by side, the Sonic doesn't seem to be the winner for best new car price. Where it really wins out however is challenging for best new car value in the subcompacts. Big vale at a reasonably small cost? Yes it's a small small world.