2020 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Safety and Reliability

Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Reliability Rating

2020 Sonic Hatchback Safety

From the NHTSA, the 2020 year model Sonic Hatchback received an overall safety rating of five out of a possible five stars for its crashworthiness. And, although the IIHS has not given the 2020 Chevy Sonic a review, the 2019 year model scored Top results of Good in five of the authorities' evaluations, much in line with the ratings from the NHTSA.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

2020 Sonic Hatchback Key Safety Features

The Sonic Hatch comes with an impressive consignment of ten standard airbags, including driver and front passenger frontal and knee airbags, seat-mounted side-impact airbags on all seats, and roof rail-mounted head curtain airbags. Also standard in the Sonic is panic brake assist, hill-start assist, electronic traction control, tire pressure monitoring, and a rear vision camera. All Sonics also feature OnStar and Chevrolet Connected Services, which automatically contacts emergency services in the event of an accident. Optional for the Sonic is rear park assist, lane departure warning, and forward collision alert; it is unfortunate that these are optional, as such driver assists are commonly becoming standard in most modern vehicles.

Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback TrimsLT HatchbackPremier Hatchback
Back-Up CameraSS
Cross-Traffic AlertN/AN/A
Rear Parking AidOO
Blind Spot MonitorN/AN/A
Lane Departure WarningOO
Lane Keeping AssistN/AN/A
Night VisionN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSS
Brake AssistSS
Stability ControlSS
Traction ControlSS

2020 Sonic Hatchback Reliability

Not only has the 2020 year model of the Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback not been the subject of any major recalls, but neither was the 2019 year model. With the last recorded recall applying to the long-gone 2018 year model, J.D. Power awarded the 2020 Chevy Sonic Hatch with an above-average predicted reliability rating of three-and-a-half out of five. Chevrolet covers the Sonic with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, and six-years/100,000-miles rust-through corrosion coverage.


  • Warranty Note:
    Preliminary 2020 Warranty Note \ 
  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Note:
    Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Rust-Through:
    6 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance Note:
    Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Maintenance Note:
    1 Year \ 1 Visit
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