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2013 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

MSRP Range: $14,185 - $18,585 | 25 MPG City - 35 MPG Highway

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2013 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2013 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

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.

What's new for 2013?

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.

Model Strengths

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

Model Review

The Chevrolet Sonic comes loaded with personality, and is available in enough configurations to suit most buyers.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Body Side Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
Telematics Opt
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2013 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

4dr Sdn Manual LS

Engine

Engine Type 1.8L Gas I4
Horsepower 138 @ 6300 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 125 @ 3800 RPM
Optional Engines 4-Cylinder Engine, 4-Cylinder Engine, Gasoline Fuel, Gasoline Fuel

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 12.2 gal
Fuel Economy 26 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 427 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD
Transmission 5-Speed Manual Transmission

Wheels

Rims 15 x - TBD - in.
Tires P195/65R15
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 38.7 in. / 41.8 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.8 in. / 34.6 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 14.9 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 99.4 in.
Curb Weight 2727 lb.
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2013 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

4dr Sdn Manual LS

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Telematics Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Optional
Front Bucket Seats Optional
Telematics Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
AM/FM Stereo Optional
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional
MP3 Player Optional
Satellite Radio Optional