2012 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2012 Hyundai Accent

2012 Chevrolet SonicWhile it might seem hard to believe, the compact hatchback is the segment to win for automakers all over North America, and there’s no car more prepared than the 2012 Chevy Sonic! No longer just a European idea, Chevy’s Sonic is going head-to-head with the 2012 Hyundai Accent. While both are very excellent purchases and fiercely rival each other in terms of power and value, we think tech-savvy and value-conscious consumers will agree that the Sonic is the better buy.

Power and Performance

While explaining the value of the hatchback to consumers, one of things that our Elgin-area customers consistently ask us about is power. People generally believe that a smaller vehicle won’t be able to have the giddy-up us Americans love so well, but among our entire new inventory, we can tell you the 2012 Chevy Sonic 2LT delivers. Both the Sonic 2LT and Hyundai Accent 5-door GS are evenly matched when it comes to horsepower – the Sonic and Accent clock in at 138 hp – but the 1.8L inline-4 of the Sonic has the 1.6L four-cylinder of the Accent beat, generating 125 lb-ft of torque versus 123 lb-ft.

In this modern age, it’s important to have a vehicle that can offer excellent tech options; here the Sonic wins as well. While it’s true that with features like AM/FM/CD/mp3 playback and satellite radio the Accent is by no means a stone-age vehicle, it simply can’t compete with the Sonic’s list of interior amenities. With features like equalizers, Bluetooth connectivity, onboard hands-free communication systems, vehicle remote start, and steering-wheel mounted audio controls available on the Sonic 2LT and not at all on the Accent GS, the Sonic is simply the more sophisticated driving experience.

Come Test Drive the 2012 Sonic at Biggers Chevrolet

Throw in the Sonic’s daytime running lights, fog lights, and performance tire options into the mix, and the choice starts to look pretty obvious; for those drivers in Elgin looking to experience the superiority of the 2012 Chevy Sonic, Biggers Chevrolet makes scheduling a test drive easy and hassle-free. So don’t take our word for it, stop by our showroom and find out why the Sonic is one of the bestselling vehicles in America!