July 23, 2014

  • Competes with: Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Sonic, Honda Fit Looks like: The 2012-2014 Yaris got some Darth Vader treatment Drivetrain: 106-hp, 1.5-liter four-cylinder with five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission; front-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Aug. 3 Toyota calls the...

June 13, 2014

  • Vehicles Affected: About 21,567 model-year 2012 Chevrolet Sonic cars equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine The Problem: The transmission turbine shaft may fracture as a result of a supplier quality issue, according to GM. If...

June 9, 2014

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October 7, 2013

  • Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,558 model-year 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Sonics The Problem: Faulty fuel-tank strap welds could allow the strap bracket to separate, causing the fuel tank to rest on the exhaust pipe or plastic fuel-tank shield. If the fuel-tank...

October 6, 2013

  • "Is the Buick Encore underpowered?" Anonymous No, it is not underpowered. We would say it is adequately powered by its 138-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder, which is shared with the Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic. In person, the Encore is much smaller...

August 9, 2013

August 8, 2013

  • Most significant changes: Backup camera now standard on LTZ and RS; new optional safety package with forward collision alert and lane departure warning Price change: The starting price dropped by $15 to $14,170, but the destination charge increased by $15...

August 2, 2013

  • Cars.com reviewer Dave Thomas says Chevrolet's compact Sonic is a well-balanced and affordable car, but the sport-oriented RS version doesn't fit that description. Shoppers expecting more power and added driving excitement from the RS will end up paying more without...

July 31, 2013

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