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2013 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan Compact Car

Sonic Sedan is ready to turn a head or two. Its sleek appearance and sophisticated ride will command attention—the rest is up to you. Sonic is designed to energize every moment of the ride, no matter where you're headed. A small car with a lot of heart, Sonic achieved 0-to-60 mph in under 7.8 seconds on the test track with the available ECOTEC® 1.4L turbocharged engine.

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


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