2013 Chevrolet Sonic Values

Select a 2013 Chevrolet Sonic trim level

2013 model year changes

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.

Competitive comparison

Aggressive styling; fuel efficiency; available turbocharged engine; sedan or hatchback bodystyles; nimble handling

Special features for 2013

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.