The subcompact Sonic is fairly quick and quiet for the class. It handles responsively, although the steering is a bit darty. The standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder performs well but doesn't sound that polished. A modestly quicker and thriftier turbo four-cylinder is offered on the uplevel version. The sedan has a huge trunk and better visibility, but the hatchback has better cargo versatility. Both have a tight rear seat. Crash-test results are impressive for a subcompact. The infotainment touch screen system is infuriating, with a convoluted menu and slow response time. Advanced safety features such as forward-collision alert, lane-departure warning, and a backup camera are available. Reliability has improved to average.