Sonic Automotive

Owns automotive dealerships in 15 states.

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Headquarters: 6415 Idlewild Rd., Suite 109
Charlotte, NC 28212
Employees: 11,200
CEO: Bruton Smith
Stock Symbol: SAH


Sonic Automotive is one of the largest auto retailers in the nation. It operates 173 dealership franchises, representing 37 different brands of cars and light trucks at 150 locations and 37 collision repair centers in 15 states. These dealerships provide comprehensive services, including sales of both new and used cars and light trucks, sales of replacement parts, performance of vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint and collision repair services, and arrangement of extended warranty contracts, financing and insurance for the company's customers.

Honda, BMW, Cadlllac, GM and Toyota were the top selling brands in the Sonic chain.

Sonic's strategy is focused on metropolitan markets, predominantly in the Southeast, Southwest, Midwest and California, that on average are experiencing population growth that exceeds the national average.

Sonic was formed in 1997 with five dealerships in Charlotte, NC.

In 2006, Sonic had revenues of $7.9 billion and net income of $81.1 million.


Beginning salary with commission and bonus opportunities.

Major medical, dental, life insurance, matching 401K.

Christmas bonus program and vacation pay.

Comprehensive paid training program.

Updated February 7, 2008