Small Cars: Chevrolet Sonic
Interested in buying a domestic vehicle but want to make sure it’s as reliable as can be? AutoGuide has compiled a list of the most reliable vehicle in its respective segment based on Consumer Reports’ 2013 predicted reliability results from the 2013 Annual Auto Survey.
In order to predict a vehicle’s reliability, Consumer Reports surveyed vehicle owners to see the number of serious problems they’ve encountered with their vehicle over the past 12 months of ownership. The results are compiled from responses on 1.1 million vehicles owned or leased and only vehicles that receive Consumer Reports’ recommended rating are listed. The Dodge Dart and Jeep Patriot both have “average or better” reliability, but they were left off the list for scoring poorly in the publication’s tests.
So if you’re in the market for a small car, look towards the Chevrolet Sonic. The 2014 Sonic sedan is priced from $14,995 while the hatchback has a starting price of $15,595. The compact is available with either a 1.4-liter turbo Ecotec engine with 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque or a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with 138 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque.