2020 Chevrolet Sonic  RealSafeCars63Safety Rating

#77 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#172 of all 2020 vehicles


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


The 2020 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 2020 Chevrolet Sonic has a score of 63, implying a 0.064% chance of driver death (5.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0639% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.2985%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0639% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.2985% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic is 33% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic is 24% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

7949Hyundai AccentToyota YarisNissan VersaHyundai VenueChevrolet SonicHonda FitHyundai VelosterHonda CivicSubaru ImprezaKia SoulNissan KicksKia ForteComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 49 to 79. The 2020 Chevrolet Sonic is safer than the 2020 Hyundai Accent, the 2020 Toyota Yaris, and the 2020 Nissan Versa and less safe than the 2020 Kia Forte, the 2020 Nissan Kicks, the 2020 Kia Soul, the 2020 Subaru Impreza, the 2020 Honda Civic, and the 2020 Hyundai Veloster. It is about as safe as the 2020 Hyundai Venue and the 2020 Honda Fit.

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