The Chevrolet Sonic which is Chevrolet's smallest model performed REALLY well on the National Highway Safety Aministration's crash tests. The car earned a FIVE-STAR overall safety rating. Just a month or so ago, the Camaro was the first car to earn a perfect score under NHTSA's new harder testing regimen. The Hatchback Sonic and the Sedan Sonic versions, both scored five-star ratings in every category excpet for the rollover category in which the Sonic earned four-stars.
This is great news for Chevrolet as this small car is going to show people that you can STILL be safe no matter what the size of the vehicle is. Chevrolet is a doing a great job of keeping all of their vehicles sylish while still maintainig their safety.
The Sonic has a ton of features, and a ton of safety features as well. I'm not going to bore you with listing all of them, but if you want to learn more about everything the Chevy Sonic has to offer, then head over to you local chevrolet dealership!
by Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet
Chevrolet Press Release
Subcompact 4-door and 5-door models achieve 5-star overall safety scores
DETROIT – The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic received a 5-star overall vehicle score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The vehicle was tested under NHTSA's revised New Car Assessment Program implemented starting with the 2011 model year. The Sonic brings to 10 the number of General Motors 2012 models with 5-star overall vehicle scores for safety.
The overall rating is based on frontal and side crash tests in addition to rollover resistance testing. The three test conditions are combined mathematically into an "Overall Vehicle Score."
The Sonic achieved an overall vehicle score of 5 stars – the highest rating possible – even though Sonic received four stars for rollover. NHTSA applies the results for the Sonic sedan to the 5-door hatchback model because of the same safety equipment and performance
"We developed Sonic to exceed customer expectations of subcompacts in terms of segment-leading safety features," said Gay Kent, GM executive director of vehicle safety. "From the largest vehicles in our lineup to the smallest, we are putting overall crashworthiness and state-of-the-art safety technologies at the top of the list of must-haves."
The Sonic is designed to help drivers avoid crashes, while protecting occupants in a crash. Sonic offers an exceptionally strong body structure through the incorporation of a single welded side ring unit and more than 60 percent of the vehicle safety cage consisting of high-strength steel. Other standard safety features include: