2013 Chevrolet Sonic is the replacement for the unloved to As GM s newest subcompact sedan and hatchback it has to be impressive to blot out the memory of the subpar 2013 Chevrolet Sonic and it is With to has a world-class car that s blessed with great handling exciting turbo power and excellent safety scores and features. The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic is one of the best small cars in the segment below the likes of the a better choice than many of its competitors which include Like many of those the Sonic comes in two body styles a sporty-looking five-door hatchback or a somewhat longer four-door sedan. The front half of the vehicle is largely the same between both models as is the wheelbase. The key design differences start at the rear doors On the kicky hatchback the handles are tucked up high discreetly into the pillars while the sedan s handles are of in a more conventional design and location. Inside you ll find a more cockpit-like design than in other small cars and outside of up-close materials and detailing it s impressively upscale. 2013 Chevrolet Sonic to From a passenger or cargo perspective there s also mostly good news. Seating is adult-sized in front enough while back seats have enough space for adults in a pinch flip the rear seatbacks forward and you get wagon-like versatility in hatchback models or space for longer items in sedans. The hatch isn t quite as space-efficient as the reigning cargo king to but there aren t any serious flaws with either package and the cabin is better-insulated from road and engine noise than most other small models 2013 Chevrolet Sonic.
2013 Chevrolet Sonic performance
Powertrains for the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic are pretty much the same as in the larger Cruze sedan there s a normally aspirated 1.8-liter four or a turbocharged 1.4-liter four. Both can be had with either a manual gearbox or an all-new six-speed automatic. Between the two the 1.4T is by far the better choice as it s stronger and more flexible as well as more refined and fuel-efficient and it makes the Sonic feel like a premium-brand vehicle almost. Unfortunately you do need to step above the base LS to get that engine. Otherwise the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic is surprisingly enjoyable to drive for an affordable economical car with nicely weighted steering. A new hatchback-only 2013 Chevrolet Sonic model joined the lineup late in the 2013 model year. While the RS doesn t have any more power it does include long list of appearance enhancements inside and out like a flat-bottom steering wheel sport seats and aluminum pedals plus a different wheel design different front fascia insert and retuned exhaust.
2013 Chevrolet Sonic Interior
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 2013 Chevrolet 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 2013 Chevrolet 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. Across either body style sheetmetal is nicely contoured and fine detailing throughout give it an entirely different more upscale and even somewhat sporty look and feel. And in front the Sonic gets an amped up look with a large dual grille moved downward over the bumper big round headlights set in a black background and black background trim throughout. And shockingly all Sonic models even the base 2013 Chevrolet Sonic come with alloy wheels.Inside you ll find a more cockpit-like design than in other small cars and outside of up-close materials and detailing it s impressively upscale. A cockpit-like instrument panel wraps around to the doors and curves downward into a center console area enveloping the front-seat occupants. The three-spoke steering-wheel design shows continuity with other new 2013 Chevrolet Sonic models as does the V-shaped center stack which very efficiently and attractively consolidates audio and climate controls. Overall the look of the interior is right up there with more expensive GM vehicles although the materials aren t quite the same understandably. That said they re better than many other models on the market and we appreciate the sparing use of chrome trim rings as well as the contrasting grained instrument-panel in upper trims 2013 Chevrolet Sonic.
2013 Chevrolet Sonic Safety
Compared to the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic replaces as well as to most other small cars the Sonic is a safety standout though new tests show more work is needed. Its structure feels vaultlike next to some other small-car designs and its safety ratings have been good with IIHS Top Safety pick status this past year plus five-star federal ratings and ten standard airbags. The IIHS new small-overlap tests puts it at marginal however to All models get blind-spot mirrors this year too 2013 Chevrolet Sonic.