With the Sonic debuting for the 2012 model year, many Chevy fans have been eager to find out what changes the auto giant would be making for its first update — and there are some excellent upgrades. For starters, drivers will be able to enjoy a more technologically advanced vehicle no matter which trim they decide on, as every 2013 Chevy Sonic comes standard with Bluetooth and steering wheel-mounted audio controls, among many other bells and whistles. Chevrolet has made it clear that, going forward, technological features aren’t going to be reserved for higher trims levels.
Also for 2013, the Sonic adds a new sporty hatchback trim in the RS; taken directly from the Aveo Concept vehicle revealed in 2011, the Sonic RS is a stylish Euro-inspired hothatch designed to deliver performance as athletic as its look. Sporting a bolder front fascia, rear bumper and spoiler, 17-inch wheels, rocker panels, and fog lights, the RS is one attractive vehicle. Under the hood, it packs a turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine that’s capable of 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque, which, combined with the special lower, sport-tuned suspension and 6-speed automatic transmission, make it extremely speedy.
There will also be plenty of carryover from 2012 — like the base-model Sonic’s extremely impressive EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway, 10 standard airbags, and a low base MSRP of only $14,200. With a diverse trim lineup as well as plenty of standard features, the 2013 Sonic is sure to please.
Drivers in the Madison, Wisconsin area who are looking for a chance to take home this incredible subcompact car can take a test drive at Stark Chevrolet of Sun Prairie. Contact their Sales Department for more information on Chevy’s 2013 lineup of vehicles.