The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic is grabbing high marks in the subcompact market, dazzling car reviewers and buyers alike for a number of reasons. Both the sedans and hatchbacks offer standard features once limited to higher-end vehicles. Whether sitting on the dealer’s lot or gliding down a freeway, the 2013 Sonic is catching attention at first glance.
All models, starting with the LS, now include Bluetooth phone connections, blind-spot mirrors, OnStar emergency communication and keyless entry. The LT adds 15-inch alloy wheels, heated power mirrors, automatic windows and a six-speaker sound system that includes Bluetooth streaming audio, satellite radio and an iPod/USB audio interface. Foglamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, exterior chrome trim and a leather-wrapped steering wheel come packaged with the top-end LTZ, among other upgrades. New to the 2013 Sonic lineup is the RS hatchback, fitted with LTZ equipment, but equipped with a standard turbocharged engine. The RS is built with a sport-tuned suspension, eye-catching 17-inch wheels, four-wheel disc brakes and a sportier exterior.
Chevy expanded the Sonic’s list of features without sacrificing the high safety figures expected by anyone behind the wheel. All models have received top-notch rankings, including five-star federal marks for offering 10 standard airbags that include curtain and knee airbags.
Power, fuel efficiency, comfort and value have shot the 2013 Sonic to the top of drivers’ shopping lists. Chevy engineers and designers have built solid, hardworking cars that look good without being trendy, providing the ride that American drivers desire. Get yours at Les Stanford Chevrolet!