2019 Chevrolet Sonic  RealSafeCars63Safety Rating

#93 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#184 of all 2019 vehicles


The Sonic, introduced by Chevrolet in 2012, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. 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 2019 Chevrolet Sonic is very 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 2019 Chevrolet Sonic has a score of 63, implying a 0.065% chance of driver death (5.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0649% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.4157%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0649% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.4157% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic is 35% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic is 26% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8044Nissan VersaToyota YarisHyundai AccentKia RioChevrolet SonicNissan SentraNissan Versa NoteKia ForteHyundai ElantraChevrolet CruzeFord FiestaHonda FitComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 44 to 80. The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic is safer than the 2019 Nissan Versa, the 2019 Toyota Yaris, the 2019 Hyundai Accent, and the 2019 Kia Rio and less safe than the 2019 Ford Fiesta, the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra, the 2019 Kia Forte, and the 2019 Nissan Versa Note. It is about as safe as the 2019 Nissan Sentra.

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