2013 Chevrolet Sonic | Review, Specs, Prices, Pictures. – Welcome to Autocarrelease.Com, we will provide the latest information about the Chevrolet Sonic. 2013 Chevrolet Sonic is one brand new car from Chevrolet that was released in 2013. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic.
The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic looks awfully good on paper. It’s efficient and powerful, well stocked with features and a top performer in crash tests thanks in part to a Costco load of standard airbags. Heck, it’s even built right here in the United States. Usually, there would be a “but” coming right about now. However, the Sonic not only looks good on paper but it looks good in person, too, and is one of the more rewarding subcompact cars to drive. This is a car that both the right and left halves of your brain can endorse.
Like most subcompacts, the Chevy Sonic is available as a sedan or four door hatchback, both offer sharp styling, solid build quality and a substantial driving feel that’s usually the signature of German cars. The Sonic also boasts comfort, convenience and high tech features that you normally wouldn’t expect at this price point. Even the base Sonic comes with Bluetooth, automatic headlights and OnStar, while the top dog LTZ gets niceties like heated front seats. For 2013, the Sonic can also be equipped with Chevy’s new MyLink system that adds several smartphone app based services to the car’s other infotainment features and controls them all with a touchscreen interface.
In its second year of production, the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic remains the same as the model found on dealership showroom floors last season. This is due in part to the fact that Chevrolet’s engineers and designers focused much of their attention on creating the Sonic’s sportier cousin, the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS, which will be available near the end of 2012. However, just because nothing has changed does not equate to a bad situation. The Sonic still has quite a bit of pop for a subcompact and styling cues that set it apart from competition such as the Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit and Hyundai Accent.
2013 Chevrolet Sonic Price :
Pricing for the new 2013 Chevrolet Sonic has been set at $14,185–$21,470 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2013 Chevrolet Sonic Interior :
The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic doesn’t look particularly edgy, but it presents with a somewhat bolder, sportier twist to traditional small car styling and design. For the hatchback, the wedgy profile and ‘hidden’ rear door handles (up above, at the back of the windowline) are the keys to giving the Sonic a little something different. Meanwhile, the sedans, which add a few more inches of overall length (the wheelbase is the same) get an elongated roofline (and traditional door handles) that gives the Sonic an entirely different sense of proportion, even if the front end is essentially the same. If you’re at all torn between styles, you’ll want to park them each side by side to see the differences.
The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic is a subcompact, five passenger car available in four door sedan and hatchback body styles. Both are available in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels, while the hatch adds a sport tuned RS model. The LT adds 15 inch alloy wheels, heated power mirrors, power windows, remote ignition (automatic transmission only), cruise control, upgraded cloth upholstery and a six speaker sound system (optional on the LS) that adds a CD player, Bluetooth streaming audio, satellite radio and an iPod/USB audio interface. The hatchback also gets a rear cargo shelf.
Trunk space for the sedan is 14 cubic feet. The hatchback sees added cargo room behind the rear seats. Interior features include :
>. Available power windows.
>. Standard power locks and air conditioning.
>. Standard steering wheel mounted audio controls.
>. Cloth seats standard; leatherette or imitation leather available with optional front seat heating.
>. Optional six speaker premium audio system with available MyLink entertainment and information system.
>. Available remote start.
2013 Chevrolet Sonic Exterior :
Exterior highlights standard for the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic include automatic headlights, daytime running lights, remote keyless entry, 15 inch aluminum alloy wheels (17 inch wheels are standard on the LTZ trims) and a rear spoiler. Interior features are highlighted by single zone manual air conditioning, cloth seating surfaces (perforated leatherette surfaces come standard in LTZ trims), tilt and telescopic three spoke steering wheel and a driver’s information center. The Sonic LS audio system comes with an AM/FM stereo with equalizer, audio input jack and 4 speakers. The sound system for the LT and LTZ trims comes with a CD/MP3 player as well as available Sirius XM radio accessibility.
By and large, the comfort and convenience controls are logically clustered and clearly labeled, while feature content is very strong for a subcompact. In a sign of the times, power windows are not standard on the base trim but Bluetooth is. New for 2013 is the available MyLink system, which slots a touchscreen into the space normally reserved for the standard, smartly designed, stereo head unit. Besides providing a more advanced and customizable interface, MyLink utilizes the car’s Bluetooth system to connect the car via the driver’s smartphone to services like Pandora, Stitcher radio and a navigation system app.
Chevrolet says it took design inspiration for the headlights from the motorcycle world. The Sonic’s hunkered down, raked stance adds to its aggressive looks. Exterior features include :
>. Five door hatchback or four door sedan.
>. Standard 15 inch steel wheels with covers, optional 15, 16 and 17 inch alloy wheels.
>. Available rear spoiler and fog lamps.
>. Available power side mirrors.
>. Available power moonroof.
2013 Chevrolet Sonic Engine :
Standard on the Sonic RS and optional on the LT and LTZ is a turbocharged 1.4 liter four cylinder. It produces 138 hp as well, but provides a much bigger punch thanks to 148 lb ft of torque. The same transmissions are available with the turbo. In Autocarrelease performance testing, a Sonic LTZ hatchback with the manual went from zero to 60 mph in 8.8 seconds, which makes it the quickest car in the class by a wide margin. Impressively, fuel economy estimates are better than those of the base engine at 27/37/31 with the automatic and 29/40/33 with the manual. In extensive Autocarrelease fuel economy testing with the Sonic turbo, we’ve found that it’s a little less efficient than these numbers suggest.
>. 1.8 liter four cylinder engine makes 138 horsepower and 125 pounds feet of torque.
>. Optional turbocharged 1.4 liter four cylinder makes 138 hp and 148 pounds feet of torque.
>. Five speed manual or six speed automatic transmission (1.8 liter four cylinder).
>. Six speed manual or six speed automatic transmission (turbocharged 1.4 liter four cylinder).