2013 Chevy Sonic RS 50 – Review

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2013 Chevy Sonic RS

2013 Chevy Sonic RS is far superior to its predecessor and the smart hatchback seems to address all those minor shortcomings of the standard model. The new model is both efficient and powerful and those well stocked features make it a top performer too. The sonic not only looks great on that paper but in reality too. This is one of the more worthwhile subcompact cars to drive. The base prices get started at $14,995 for a sonic sedan and at $19,975 for a sonic hatchback.

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Let us take a look at a brief 2013 Chevy Sonic RS review.

Exterior and Interiors

2013 Chevy Sonic RS supports a new front fascia with an aggressive looking grille. The mirrors have been fitted with special caps and there are new rocker moldings on each side. There is a roof-mounted spoiler that enhances the looks and a trapezoidal exhaust outlet. There are unique sport bucket seats inside the cabin. You won’t miss that leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching. The gauge cluster is motorcycle-inspired and carries unique instruments. There is bluetooth phone connectivity, and four-speaker sound system. Get features like heated power mirrors, power windows, remote ignition, cruise control. 2013 Chevy also gets foglamp packagem rear cargo shelf, and an ipod/usb audio interface.

Engine and performance

The front-wheel drive 2013 Chevy Sonic RS  gets two styles,  hatchback and sedan, that come standard with a 138-hp 1.8-liter engine that is coupled with a five-speed manual transmission. The powertrain develops 125 pound-feet of torque and 138 horsepower.1 .4-liter four-cylinder makes, 138 horsepower. Thus we see that there is sufficient power in the new sonic here.You can opt for either of the engines with engines with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. You will find the cabin relatively quiet both on streets and on the highway. The steering feels good at center but is slightly unresponsive when off center, but it gradually picks up again. It is nice at handling corners. This is a fun to drive and an attractive car. RS is the only Sonic that provides 4-wheel disc brakes teamed with 4-channel anti-lock braking system.

Safety features

2013 Chevy Sonic RS rates high on safety. There is stability control, panic brake assist, abs brakes, automatic headlamps, power locks, keyless entry, and ten airbags. There are front and rear side airbags, front knee airbags, side curtain airbags for added safety. There is an emergency button, roadside assistance, and automatic crash notification too. The sonic gets a perfect five stars for overall protection.


  • comfortable and spacious cabin
  • powerful and efficient
  • generous amount of features
  • excellent crash test scores


  • Inferior cabin materials compared to rivals
  • mediocre cargo capacity
  • sluggish

Summing up 2013 Chevy Sonic RS review, the sonic offers a comfortable ride quality with realistic expectations. You get a natural-feeling at speed in this larger and more refined car. This is the only car in its segment that gets a 5 -star for safety. Plus, it is the only car that is completely built in US and the only car in its class with an accessible turbocharged engine that provides 40 mpg highway. The sonic is a fun car to drive and has almost everything to keep your tech-savvy fingers busy. Access you phone via that 7-inch diagonal touch-screen and remain connected to the rest of the world at just a touch of finger. This is a true example of what happens when a solid subcompact gets a more powerful turbocharged engine. The car will keep you completely entertained and that is the whole point. Enjoy the sonic!

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