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2013 Chevrolet Sonic

  • 2013 Chevrolet Sonic LS Hatchback

    LS Hatchback

    • MAX MPG
      35
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      138/125
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $14,785
  • 2013 Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan

    LS Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      35
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      138/125
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $14,185
  • 2013 Chevrolet Sonic LT Hatchback

    LT Hatchback

    • MAX MPG
      35
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      138/125
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $16,240
  • 2013 Chevrolet Sonic LT Sedan

    LT Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      35
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      138/125
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $15,640
  • 2013 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Hatchback

    LTZ Hatchback

    • MAX MPG
      35
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      138/125
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $17,850
  • 2013 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Sedan

    LTZ Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      35
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      138/125
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $17,250
  • 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS Hatchback

    RS Hatchback

    • MAX MPG
      40
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      138/148
    • ENGINE
      1.4L I4
    • MSRP
      $20,185
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2013 Chevrolet Sonic Review

Reviewed by Automotive on

Vehicle Overview

The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic compact car, offered as both a hatchback and sedan, offers new standard options, as well as a new RS model for the new model year. Powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 138 horsepower, mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, the Chevrolet Sonic manages to receive an EPA-estimated 26/25 mpg city. Highway, with a 366 mile range. Although heavier than many of its competitors, the Sonic shares elements with the Chevrolet Cruze, like its engine and powertrain.

Chevrolet offers the Sonic in four models, including the LS, LT, LTZ, and RS models, each with either a manual or automatic transmission. The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic standard features include 15-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, integrated blind-spot mirror, power locks, keyless entry, as well as a height-adjustable driver seat, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, OnStar communications, Bluetooth, and a trip computer.

For the LT models, heated power mirrors, power windows, remote ignition, cruise control, upgraded cloth upholstery, CD player, Bluetooth streaming audio, satellite radio, and an iPod interface has been added, with the hatchback model gets a rear cargo shelf. The LTZ models feature 17-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, a chrome exterior trim, heated front seats, premium vinyl upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and the MyLink infotainment system. The RS gets all features of the LTZ models, as well as a standard turbocharged engine, four-wheel disk brakes, sport-tuned suspension, sportier exterior trim, as well as a leather and faux-suede upholstery and sport steering wheel.

New for 2013

The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic brings with it standard Bluetooth connectivity and blind spot mirrors across all models, as well as the optional MyLink infotainment system. An RS performance-inspired model has also been added to the lineup.

You'll Like:

  • Accommodating rear seats
  • Turbocharged engine
  • Premium features

You Won't Like:

  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Cargo space
  • Poor cabin materials

Key Competitors:

  • Ford Fiesta
  • Hyundai Accent
  • Kia Rio
  • Nissan Versa

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