Sonic Automotive Will Challenge CarMax With Used Car Franchises

CarMax has used some effective marketing to position itself as a "cut above" your traditional used car lot. The jury is still out on whether or not CarMax gives you the best value, but their business model is very successful. Now Sonic Automotive wants part of the action. » 8/20/14 9:53am 8/20/14 9:53am

Real Life Sonic the Hedgehog is Utterly Terrifying

What if video game legend Sonic the Hedgehog existed in the real world? It would probably look something like this. And this is disgusting. » 2/12/14 5:46pm 2/12/14 5:46pm

Chevy Test Drive Event: Why the Spark is better than the Camaro

There's something wrong with Chevrolet's new lineup. The more expensive the cars get, the worse they become. I went to a Chevy Test drive event, and tested their entire lineup to find out why. Comprehensive Reviews after the break. » 5/11/13 1:17pm 5/11/13 1:17pm

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: The Kotaku Review

In a year in which I reviewed demanding motorsports simulations like F1 2012, and NASCAR The Game: Inside Line, with Forza Horizon thrown in for good measure, I can guarantee the toughest racing game I'll play is Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed. » 11/22/12 11:30am 11/22/12 11:30am

Play As Danica Patrick In The New Sonic Game

Danica Patrick will be a free playable character in the new Sonic racing game, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Just when Robby Gordon takes the virtual world into real life, Danica jumps the other way through the wormhole. » 6/07/12 12:30pm 6/07/12 12:30pm

GM admits it maybe forgot to put brake pads on your Chevy Sonic

If you purchased a 2012 Chevy Sonic you might want to check and see if the car's brake pads are all there as GM now admits they may have shipped as many as 4,296 of them without them. Also, they're not notifying anyone until mid-January. Happy New Year! » 12/30/11 12:00pm 12/30/11 12:00pm

Click on this link and a Chevy Sonic will hopefully be destroyed

Chevy's econobox may not look like the embarrassing Korean crapwagon called the Aveo that once filled high school parking lots, but its sudden improvement in the looks department doesn't mean we still wouldn't want to see one launched off a 100-foot-tall stack of shipping containers. » 10/19/11 3:30pm 10/19/11 3:30pm

Chevy pimps Sonic with free Spotify access

To reintroduce people to its Sonic subcompact and wipe clean memories of the Aveo, Chevy is handing out codes for six months of access to the Spotify music streaming service. Go here for your digits. First 500 get it. » 7/14/11 9:56am 7/14/11 9:56am

Chevrolet Sonic to be priced less than Honda Fit, more than Ford Fiesta…

The 2012 Chevy Sonic will start at $14,495 for the sedan and $15,395 for the hatchback. That includes destination. GM's also expecting its 138-hp namesake of both famous hedgehog and shake-and-tater-tots purveyor to join the 40-mpg club. » 6/17/11 11:45am 6/17/11 11:45am

Chevy offer "Z-Spec" to make Sonics seem not like crapboxes

As it jumps back into the minicar market with the Sonic, Chevy will also offer "Z-Spec" options to make life with a U.S.-built Aveo replacement "fun" and "sporty," not "soul crushing" » 4/14/11 5:01pm 4/14/11 5:01pm

Your Chicago Auto Show menagerie of oddities

Chicago isn't a show for journalists, or even for enthusiasts. It's a show for consumers, for ordinary people. The Windy City's auto expo reportedly brings in more Joe Public foot traffic than any other new-car show in the country, and its floor is laid out accordingly: There's a lot of quasi-fun stuff to do and a lot… » 2/11/11 5:00pm 2/11/11 5:00pm

The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is Not Kidding

Aveo? Please, don't bother us with yesterdays. Chevy's dropping the 2012 Sonic sedan and hatch subcompact today in Detroit. The Fiesta fighter gets a standard 1.8 liter four, with an optional, 138 hp 1.4 turbo. » 1/10/11 6:00am 1/10/11 6:00am

Chevrolet Sonic Is the New Aveo

We guess the Aveo was such an awesome little shitbox, Chevrolet feels it, like a champion baseball player, deserves retirement of its name. In its place? The Chevrolet Sonic. When you buy one, do you get a cherry-limeaid slushie? [GMInsideNews] » 12/07/10 1:30pm 12/07/10 1:30pm

Why We Love the Drive-In

There was a lot of discussion about Sonic Drive-Ins on Friday and the question was posed: why would car enthusiasts care about drive-ins? First, there is the obvious &mdash that they're restaurants where you can "drive-in" and enjoy a meal in your car. But there's so much more.
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Sonic Drive-Ins Slowly Creeping Northward

Many people may not realize that there's a significant geographic bias against the northern border states by Drive-In-Style fast food chains, but this map clearly shows one exists. The map shows states with the most Sonic Drive-Ins (red), followed by those with fewer than 125 stores (purple) and those with no stores… » 11/16/07 3:30pm 11/16/07 3:30pm