2012 Chevy Sonic Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

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The 2012 Chevy Sonic has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

In order to be named a Top Safety pick by the IIHS a vehicle must get the top score in front, side, rear and rollover tests.

“We developed Sonic to exceed our customers’ expectations of the subcompact market, both in the fun-to-drive performance characteristics and the segment-leading safety features,” said Joaquin Nuño-Whelan, Sonic vehicle line director and vehicle chief engineer. “This designation by IIHS confirms that Chevy customers can buy a subcompact with top safety performance.”

The 2012 Sonic has 10 air bags, which is more than its competitors. The subcompact also has a body structure that incorporates a single welded side ring unit and more than 60 percent of the vehicle safety cage consists of high-strength steel.