The new Chevy Sonic, replacement for the Aveo, confirmed by IIHS as a Top Safety Pick vehicle.
The Sonic achieved “good” scores in all four types of tests performed, including frontal offset and side impact. It also has standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control, which is a must for becoming a Top Safety Pick, and it also offers two more airbags than the segment competitors.
Besides the 10 air bags, the Sonic comes with a body structure incorporating a single welded side ring unit. More than 60 percent of the vehicle safety cage consists of high-strength steel. Other Sonic safety features include LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for Children); six months of complimentary OnStar Directions and Connections service, including stolen vehicle assistance and automatic crash response, and power-assisted front disc and rear drum brakes with panic brake assist technology.
The Sonic now joins Chevrolet Volt and the Chevrolet Cruze as Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2011 Top Safety Picks.