2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo First Drive
The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo is one of the most talked-about models in the subcompact segment right now. This is because a lot of car experts and famous vehicle enthusiasts have expected so much from the LTZ as well as from the other Chevrolet Sonic trims.
No one could actually blame them since the Sonic was produced as the replacement for the unpopular Chevrolet Aveo that was discontinued and these experts have hoped for a more desirable vehicle. Unfortunately, they have found a lot of downsides on the vehicle instead of strengths. Due to these downsides many car buyers are currently wondering as to what the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo sedan could offer.
The Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo sedan actually offers a relatively exciting ride. The turbocharged 1.4-liter in-line 4-cylinder engine used on the LTZ pumps out a maximum power output of up to 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft of torque. These figures were actually impressive knowing that the LTZ Turbo is a subcompact car.
In fact, the engine used on the LTZ Turbo is regarded as the most powerful in the segment. However, the noise generated by the vehicle’s tires when running and its buzzy nature when it is accelerating somehow ruined the overall quality of the ride provided by this subcompact sedan. Although this particular problem is usually ironed-out by the car manufacturer to make their vehicles more comfortable, Chevrolet has failed to deal with the excessive amount of road noise that reaches the vehicle’s cabin.
In addition to this, the abundance of hard plastic on the vehicle’s interior is also considered as one of its disappointing features. This could be a major downside on the part of the Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo since most of its closest competitors have well-designed interiors and the materials that were used by them are quite upscale. This condition actually suggests that General Motors somehow committed an error in cutting the expenses allocated in making the interior of the Sonic.
Finally, The sedan’s exterior design was also criticized for its lack of physical appeal that a lot of buyers would usually use as their primary basis when buying a subcompact car. The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo looks like a shrunk version of the Chevy Cruze minus the dominating looks and design. Due to these, many car experts believe that the Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo sedan will have a hard time in dealing with the competition within the subcompact segment.
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