2015 Chevrolet Sonic  RealSafeCars66Safety Rating

#79 of 2015 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#147 of all 2015 vehicles


The Sonic, introduced by Chevrolet in 2012, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic has a score of 66, implying a 0.061% chance of driver death (5.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0606% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.9184%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0606% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.9184% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is 26% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is 18% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8329Hyundai AccentNissan VersaKia RioToyota YarisKia ForteHonda FitChevrolet CruzeNissan Versa NoteFord FiestaVolkswagen JettaKia SoulChevrolet SonicComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 29 to 83. The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is safer than the 2015 Hyundai Accent, the 2015 Nissan Versa, the 2015 Kia Rio, and the 2015 Toyota Yaris and less safe than the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2015 Ford Fiesta, the 2015 Nissan Versa Note, and the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze. It is about as safe as the 2015 Kia Forte, the 2015 Honda Fit, and the 2015 Kia Soul.

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