2013 Chevrolet Sonic Values
Now available in a new RS trim level, the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic is a sub-compact FWD vehicle available in five door hatchback and sedan trim levels. The Sonic is available with two different engines; a standard 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 138 hp/125 lb-ft of torque and an optional 1.4-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 138 hp/148 lb-ft of torque. The base engine is paired with a 5-speed manual while the optional engine can be paired with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Although the Sonic will technically be "replacing" the Aveo in North America, the same car will be marketed overseas as the Chevrolet Aveo. Features include 17-inch aluminum wheels, available remote start, available USB jack, cruise control, hands-free phone capabilities, 10 standard airbags, and 6 months of complimentary OnStar. The Sonic is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Sonic RS is a new trim level for 2013 and is available only as a hatchback and only with the 1.4L turbocharged engine. Featuring unique looks and a lowered stance, the Sonic RS is sure to please buyers looking for a sporty drive in the subcompact market. For those who care less about performance and more about the environment, a partial zero emissions vehicle (PZEV) version of the 1.8L base engine is also available this year. A couple of new trim options are also new for 2013. A new 6-speaker premium sound system is now available as is a new infotainment system, which comes standard on the LTZ and the RS. It features a 7-inch screen and is capable of streaming music via Bluetooth or Pandora.
Aggressive styling; fuel efficiency; available turbocharged engine; sedan or hatchback bodystyles; nimble handling
The subcompact segment seems to get larger by the year, and the 2013 Sonic faces stiff competition from established players like the Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit. With its nimble chassis and turbocharged 1.4L engine--the only turbo in its class--the Sonic offers a spirited driving experience its rivals can't match. Sedan or hatchback body styles also give it the edge, and with a low entry price and plenty of convenience options just a click away, the Sonic stands out as a real bargain for shoppers on a budget.
Select a 2013 Chevrolet Sonic trim level
Hatchback 5D LS I4
Hatchback 5D LT I4
Hatchback 5D LTZ I4
Hatchback 5D RS Turbo I4
Sedan 4D LS I4
Sedan 4D LT I4
Sedan 4D LTZ I4