Sonic Auto Transportation Review

Sonic Auto Transportation earned a 8.9/10 in Transportli consumer survey. The company offers a wide range of services but may not be the best match for customers seeking budget-friendly transportation.

Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 8 reviews)
Very good0%


Updated: 07/14/2022

Author: Steve Palmer

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Sonic Auto Transportation snapshot

Sonic Auto Transportation is a rising star among all car shipping companies in the USA. They started their business in 2020 but already have more than a 1000 reviews on different websites. moreover their standing within auto transport industry carriers is superb.

Let’s look closer at their business, services and customer feedbacks.


Founded: 2020
Headquarters: 3090 Bristol St., Floor 4, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
Service Area: U.S., including Hawaii and Alaska
USDOT: 3437626
MC: 1115582
Phone: (530) 648-9041

Business description: Here at Sonic Auto Transportation, we are a leading company in the vehicle relocation industry. It is what we prove, not just what we say. We offer our service across the country, ensuring you are satisfied with the transportation of your vehicle.


Total score based on 5 factors indicated below

8.9 out of 10

Sonic Auto Transportation is one of the top rising stars in car shipping industry in the USA

Sonic Auto Transportation Score Basics

  • Industry standing among other companies score 100% on CentralDispatch- 10 total 
  • Legal standing score – 10 total
  • Customer reviews score (Google – 4.5, Transportreviews – 5, BBB – C, Yelp – 1) – 6.3 total 
  • Online presence score (website, phone, chat, instant quotes) – 9 total
  • Our internal take score – 9 total

Google – 5 stars

TR – 4 stars


Yelp – 1 star


Great prices

24-7 support

Large service area

Multiple services


Bait and switch tactics

No instant quotes

Controversial reviews

Bottom Line

Sonic Auto Transportation offers low-cost car shipping, including services to ship various vehicles and motorcycles. While some reviews are controversial and contain bait and switch tactic feedbacks overall the company is in a good standing among customers.

Sonic Auto Transportation cost

Based on 1780 online reviews available to public we were able to estimate the average car shipping cost offered by Sonic Auto Transportation. Our personal take – most prices are below the average on major routes.

















Sonic Auto Transportation services

Sonic Auto Transportation offers a wide verity of shipping services:

  • Vehicle shipping;
  • Motorcycle shipping;
  • Farm Equipment shipping;
  • Heavy equipment shipping;
  • Boat shipping.

Here is what Sonic Auto Transportation tells about their company:

“We operate across the country to make the relocation of all kinds of auto easier for our clients. Our company specialists has over 20 years of experience in the relocation industry, we’ve been of great service to companies, contractual agents, and private individuals. We’ve transported vehicles across the 50 states with ease.

Are you planning a relocation project? Well, we know there are lots of options out there, but there is none like Sonic Auto Transportations. Our quality service delivery and customer satisfaction principle is what we proud ourselves on. When you deal with us, we let you understand the processes involved because we like to carry our clients along. Giving value for money is what we do best.”



How To Ship With Sonic Auto Transportation

1. Submission of Request by Client

The first thing we demand from our clients is the submission of their request. This can be done through our integrated website, phone, or email. What we demand…


2. We Provide Estimate

During the quotation process, there are many factors to be considered. These factors may take some time, but we try as much as possible to reduce the time…


3. Service Selection and Contract Agreement

After reviewing all the available options, we let you decide on an offer. It is after the selection we then collect all the necessary pieces of information we need..


4. Pick Up

On the agreed date and time, a transportation vehicle will arrive at the given location. But before we begin the loading procedure, the driver will first conduct…


5. Delivery of the Vehicle

Please be informed that on the day of the delivery of your vehicle, we’ll most probably be picking up vehicles and delivering to other customers as well…

Sonic Auto Transportation FAQ

Q. Can I ship my vehicle if it’s non-operational?

A. Yes. Most carrier companies provide their drivers with a winch, however in this case a vehicle must roll, steer and brake in order to get loaded on and off a trailer. If your vehicle doesn’t possess any of the above-mentioned characteristics, a forklift will be needed. You can either arrange it yourself or have one provided for you at an additional cost.


Q. How far in advance should I book the transportation?

A. Usually, all the carriers schedule their pickups a week ahead of the departure. We recommend giving us a notice 3-5 days prior to the transportation to be able to locate you a reasonable carrier.


Q. Is the quote all inclusive?

A. Yes, the quote includes all the fees, taxes, and insurance and it is a door to door delivery service. We guarantee the price with the carrier and sum up by signing a contract so there is no unexpected price changes.


Q. Can I put some personal items in the car?

A. We do not recommend to put your personal items inside the vehicle, however you can pack up to 100 lbs. of your belongings in the trunk or inside the vehicle, but make sure they are below the window level and properly secured.

Sonic Auto Transportation review summary

The rates for Sonic Auto Transportation services tend to be average or slightly more expensive than other car shipping companies. However, you could find cheap shipping options if you make your request ahead of time, depending on your location.

Sonic Auto Transportation customer service isn’t exceptional. You’ll likely experience minor irritations, including long phone wait times and a lot of back and forth before your car is picked up. Based on reviews you might see some price change the last minute.

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Sonic Auto Transportation Reviews


Rated 5 out of 5
July 17, 2022

This was my first time ever shipping a car across the United States and this company made it super easy for me. They were very professional and fast on response. Althougj we were in nonruah but Deliveries was at the exact time they told us. I highly recommend this company y to ship car to all friends and family. Thanks Mile and Team


Thank you John

Rated 5 out of 5
July 17, 2022

I was transporting my car from MA to the south and The first quote I received was from Sonic Transportation. I was in contact with John throughout it all. He was super professional and always always made sure to keep me updated and to find the best options for me. We had a little inconvenience on the way and he went out of his way to find me a driver and my car got here sooner than i thought it would. Amazing services and soo worth it. I will surely recommend this place to family and friends. Thank you John


Would use again

Rated 5 out of 5
July 15, 2022

This was my first time shipping a car, and I didn’t know were to go. I saw these guys where very highly rated and talked about a lot. I decided to go with them, they brought my car to me with no scratches no nothing for a fair price. Would use again highly recommend!


I would only use Sonic Auto Transport in the future

Rated 5 out of 5
July 15, 2022

We had excellent service from Sonic and the transporter Andrew. I have heard bad reports on having cars transported but Sonic Auto Transport was the absolute best. I would only use Sonic Auto Transport in the future. Sonic Auto Transport always kept in contact with me and the drivers are licensed and bonded.


Will use them again

Rated 5 out of 5
July 15, 2022

Everything went according to plan. Set expectations and worked with me to get the right price. Will use them again.



Rated 5 out of 5
July 15, 2022

I was on a limited time line since my truck was in Michigan and I was In Arizona. I had to fly to Michigan to prep truck and had a 5 day window for flying back to Arizona and then a 5 day window to receive as I was going out of town again and needed to be there to receive. They were great and got me set up at the last minute to make it work. TY


Reliable and very responsive

Rated 5 out of 5
July 14, 2022

I’m traveling a lot for work and Sonic Transportation & Logistics are very reasonable price, reliable and very responsive. Miles had given me the best price and service I would ask for. I will continue working with him and give him more business.

Lan Anh

Thank you John

Rated 5 out of 5
July 14, 2022

Just contact John at Sonic, leave it to him to get it done! No worries. Thank you John for you help and communication. It was a pleasure working with you to get my cargo van to the next state. It was little pricey compared to the others but remember you always get what you pay for…. I’ll definitely will be back.