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2013 Chevrolet Sonic 5-Door Hatchback Compact Car

Sonic Hatchback was made to be on the move. You can see it in the dynamic lines and aggressive, ready-to-pounce stance. Or feel it with the available ECOTEC® 1.4L turbocharged engine with 6-speed manual transmission, the only turbocharged engine in its class. You'll feel the difference within seconds, because Sonic offers the most available torque in its class, achieved 0-to-60 mph in 7.8 seconds on the test track, and boasts fine-tuned ride and handling.

What’s new for 2013

  • RS hatchback model
  • Available Chevrolet MyLink Touch5, AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth®6 streaming audio for music and select phones
  • Integral spotter mirror standard on all outside rearview mirrors
  • Standard rear spoiler on LTZ sedan
  • Standard Bluetooth®6 on all models
  • Standard steering wheel mounted audio and phone interface on all models
  • Connectivity Plus Cruise Package and remote starter system standard on LT with automatic transmission
  • New 6-speaker premium audio system
  • New ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI engine (AT-PZEV enhanced emissions in YF5 or NE1 emission states)7


Features based on LS model unless otherwise noted.

Safety and Security

  • Ten standard air bags8 including front, front and rear side-impact, head curtain side-impact and front knee
  • OnStar® 6-month Directions & Connections Plan9 with Turn-by-Turn Navigation (fleet delete available)
  • Daytime Running Lamps and automatic headlamps
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System10
  • StabiliTrak® stability enhancement system with Traction Control
  • Power rear door child security locks


  • Front bucket seats with recline and height-adjustable headrests
  • Center console
  • Split-folding rear seatbacks
  • Air conditioning
  • Driver Information Center with trip odometer, fuel range, average fuel economy, average vehicle speed, tire pressure and oil life remaining
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Power door locks
  • AM/FM stereo with 4 speakers and auxiliary input jack
  • Bluetooth® for phone6


  • Front-wheel drive
  • ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI engine (138 hp)
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Power front disc/rear drum antilock brakes
  • Touring suspension with StabiliTrak® stability control system and Traction Control
  • Electric power steering


  • 15-inch steel wheels with bolt-on wheel covers
  • P195/65R15 tires
  • Hidden rear door handles (Hatchback)
  • Roof spoiler (Hatchback)


Options are available on certain models only. See your Ordering Guide for details.

  • Audio: SiriusXM® Radio11 with 3-month trial, USB port12
  • Premium 6-speaker audio system
  • Chevrolet MyLink Touch5, AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock, includes Bluetooth®6 streaming audio for music and select phones; voice recognition for phone; Pandora and Stitcher smartphone compatible13; all functions controlled through 7” diagonal Color Touch screen
  • Seats: leatherette seating surfaces, heated
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
  • Power windows with driver express-up and express-down
  • Cruise control
  • Remote Vehicle Starter System
  • Ecotec 1.4L Turbocharged I-4 engine with 138 hp and 148 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 16- or 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Power outside heated rearview mirrors
  • Sunroof
  • Fog lamps