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Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information
Jun. 22, 2022
Cover [Abstract]  
Entity Registrant Name SONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC
Amendment Flag false
Entity Central Index Key 0001043509
Document Type 8-K
Document Period End Date Jun. 22, 2022
Entity Incorporation State Country Code DE
Entity File Number 1-13395
Entity Tax Identification Number 56-2010790
Entity Address, Address Line One 4401 Colwick Road
Entity Address, City or Town Charlotte
Entity Address, State or Province NC
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 28211
City Area Code (704)
Local Phone Number 566-2400
Written Communications false
Soliciting Material false
Pre Commencement Tender Offer false
Pre Commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Security 12b Title Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
Trading Symbol SAH
Security Exchange Name NYSE
Entity Emerging Growth Company false