2013 Chevrolet Sonic  -  $14,995


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $14,995
Base Invoice: $14,640
Destination Charge: $810
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Manual LS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 30 | City: 26 | Hwy: 35
Body Style: Sedan LS Manual
Transmission: Transmission, 5-speed manual
Engine: Engine, ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [103 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 125 lb-ft of torque [168.8 N-m] @ 3800 rpm)

Pros

Aggressive styling; fuel efficiency; available turbocharged engine; sedan or hatchback bodystyles; nimble handling


Model Highlights

The Chevrolet Sonic comes loaded with personality, and is available in enough configurations to suit most buyers.

For starters, buyers can choose between a 5-door hatchback or 4-door sedan, with LS, LT, LTZ and RS trims available. Two engines power the lineup: a naturally aspirated 1.8L 4-cylinder is standard and produces 138 hp and 125 ft-lb of torque, while a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder available on LT, RS and LTZ trims puts out the same number of horses, but a healthy 148 ft-lb of torque. Both engines come from the larger Chevy Cruze, and in the smaller, lighter Sonic, they are decidedly sprightly. The 1.8L comes paired to a 5-speed manual, while the 1.4L sends its power through a 6-speed manual. A 6-speed automatic is optional for both engines.

The Sonic benefits from an incredibly stiff steel chassis, with MacPherson struts up front and a torsion-beam axle in the rear. Stability control and traction control are standard, but can be switched off.

Standard amenities include 15-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, power locks and keyless entry, as well as a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. LS trim adds heated side mirrors and special exterior appointments, while LTZ trim includes 17-inch wheels, fog lamps, perforated leatherette seating surfaces with heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with stereo controls, cruise control and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity.

The Sonic RS has a unique front fascia, unique 17-inch wheels and turbo badging compared to other Sonic trims. The car is also lower than the standard Sonic and features sport tuned suspension. Performance is further enhanced by shorter gear ratios and four wheel disc brakes. Other features on the RS include leather seating, a leather shift knob and a unique flat bottom steering wheel.

Many of the features of the LTZ are options in the Connectivity Plus Cruise Package and are available on LT-equipped Sonics. Optional on LTZ cars is a power sunroof.

Standard safety features include ten airbags, StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover sensor and traction control, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution and panic assist, OnStar and hill start assist.


Model News

The Sonic RS is a new trim level for 2013 and is available only as a hatchback and only with the 1.4L turbocharged engine. Featuring unique looks and a lowered stance, the Sonic RS is sure to please buyers looking for a sporty drive in the subcompact market. For those who care less about performance and more about the environment, a partial zero emissions vehicle (PZEV) version of the 1.8L base engine is also available this year.

A couple of new trim options are also new for 2013. A new 6-speaker premium sound system is now available as is a new infotainment system, which comes standard on the LTZ and the RS. It features a 7-inch screen and is capable of streaming music via Bluetooth or Pandora.


Value Writeup

The subcompact segment seems to get larger by the year, and the 2013 Sonic faces stiff competition from established players like the Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit. With its nimble chassis and turbocharged 1.4L engine--the only turbo in its class--the Sonic offers a spirited driving experience its rivals can't match. Sedan or hatchback body styles also give it the edge, and with a low entry price and plenty of convenience options just a click away, the Sonic stands out as a real bargain for shoppers on a budget.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.5

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 MPG

Cruising Range - City
317.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
26 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
30 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
427.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LUW

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.8L/110

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800

Trans Order Code
M26

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.12

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
90.4 ft³

Front Head Room
38.70 in

Front Leg Room
41.80 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.40 in

Front Hip Room
51.40 in

Second Head Room
37.80 in

Second Leg Room
34.60 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.00 in

Second Hip Room
51.60 in

Wheelbase
99.40 in

Length, Overall
173.10 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
68.30 in

Height, Overall
59.70 in

Track Width, Front
59.40 in

Track Width, Rear
59.40 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.90 in

Trunk Volume
14.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2727 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Order Code
Q1H

Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H

Front Tire Size
P195/65R15

Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.80

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.50 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.80 x -TBD- in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
9.00 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
12.2 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Corrosion Years
6

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V454000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 17, 2012

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
4,716

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured from May 29, 2012, through August 29, 2012. When a turn signal lamp fails to operate, the Body Control Module (BCM) in these vehicles does not detect this condition and will not indicate the condition to the driver. Thus, These vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Consequence
If the driver is not aware that the turn signal is not functioning and does not have the light repaired, other drivers may not be alerted that the vehicle is turning, increasing the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the BCM and the vehicle's key fobs, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on October 3, 2012. Owners may contact the Chevrolet owner center at 1-866-694-6546.

GM's campaign number is 12209. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V257000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 28, 2016

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
317,572

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax vehicles and 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio. The affected radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver, after turning off the ignition and leaving the key in the cylinder, waits 10 minutes or longer to open the door. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114 "Theft Protection."

Consequence
Without audible indicators, the driver may leave the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of theft.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 17130.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V417000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 02, 2014

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,990

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Buick Encore all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured August 23, 2012, to September 9, 2013; Verano vehicles manufactured August 8, 2012, to June 20, 2013; Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, to August 16, 2013, and 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured May 10, 2011, to August 16, 2012 equipped with a Calix oil pan/block heater. In cold temperatures, the insulation on the engine block heater cord can become damaged, allowing the wires to be exposed.

Consequence
Exposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil pan/block heater cord with a new cord that is rated for temperatures of minus 40 degree Celsius. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14257.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V464000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 26, 2013

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,558

Summary
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured August 2, 2013, through August 12, 2013. Due to insufficient welds, the front fuel tank strap bracket may separate from the vehicle.

Consequence
If the front fuel tank strap bracket separates, the increased load may lead to the failure of the other tank support. As a result, the fuel tank may come loose from the vehicle causing a fuel leak. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, may result in a fire.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front fuel tank strap bracket, and repair it as necessary, free of charge. The recall will begin in early November 2013. Owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. GM's recall campaign number is 13296.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
12.6%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

Engine, ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [103 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 125 lb-ft of torque [168.8 N-m] @ 3800 rpm)

Transmission, 5-speed manual

Axle, 3.94 ratio

Front wheel drive

Battery, 438 cold-cranking amps

Alternator, 100 amps

Suspension, Touring

Steering, power, Electric Power Steering (EPS)

Brakes, front disc/rear drum

Exhaust, stainless-steel, heavy-duty

Mechanical jack with tools

Keys, ignition, foldable, 2

Wheels, 15" (38.1 cm) steel with full bolt-on wheel covers

Tires, P195/65R15 all-season, blackwall

Tire, T115/70R16, blackwall, compact spare

Headlamps, halogen composite

Headlamp control, automatic on and off

Mirrors, outside manual, body-color, manual-folding includes integral spotter mirror

Glass, solar absorbing, tinted

Wipers, front intermittent, variable

Door handles, body-color

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with equalizer and digital clock

Audio system feature, 4-speaker system includes 2 tweeters and 2 front speakers located in front doors

Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack

Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system

Seats, front bucket with recline and height-adjustable headrests

Seat trim, Sport Cloth

Seat adjuster, driver 4-way manual

Seat adjuster, front passenger 2-way manual

Armrest, driver seat

Seat, rear bench 60/40 split-folding with outboard height-adjustable headrests

Power outlet, auxiliary, front center console

Floor mats, carpeted front

Steering column, tilt and telescoping

Steering wheel, sport, 3-spoke

Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and phone interface controls

Instrumentation, with analog tachometer; digital speedometer, odometer, trip odometer and fuel gauge

Temperature sensor, outside

Compass

Oil life monitoring system

Interval service, extended

Driver Information Center with trip odometer, fuel range, average fuel economy, average vehicle speed, tire pressure and oil life remaining

Windows, manual

Battery, retained accessory power

Door locks, power

Remote Keyless Entry

Engine immobilizer, theft-deterrent system

Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm

Air conditioning, single-zone manual

Cabin air filter, pollutant

Defogger, rear-window electric

Instrument panel, Graphite Silver Metallic

Cup holders, 2 front and 1 rear

Bottle holders, 2, on driver and front passenger doors with storage pockets

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night

Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered

Assist handles, driver, front passenger and rear outboard

Lighting, interior overhead courtesy, rear and dual front reading lamps

Lighting, interior, trunk/cargo area

Map pocket, front passenger seatback

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock

Brake Assist

Electronic brake force distribution

Hill start assist

StabiliTrak, stability control system

Traction control

Daytime Running Lamps

Air bags, 10 total (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right-front passenger includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

Air bags, thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

Air bags, head curtain, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

Air bags, knee, driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)

Automatic Crash Response

Stolen Vehicle Assistance

OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics

Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height-adjustable includes pretensioners and load limiters

Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, rear

Door locks, rear child security, power

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats

Trunk emergency release handle

Tire Pressure Monitor System

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
ENGINE, ECOTEC 1.8L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4-CYLINDER SEQUENTIAL MFI
$0

 
ENGINE, ECOTEC 1.8L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4-CYLINDER SEQUENTIAL MFI (PZEV)
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 5-SPEED MANUAL
$0

 
1SA PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
TIRE, T115/70R16, BLACKWALL, COMPACT SPARE
$0

 
SILVER ICE METALLIC
$0

 
SUMMIT WHITE
$0

 
CYBER GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
VICTORY RED
$0

 
BLUE TOPAZ METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK GRANITE METALLIC
$225

 
INFERNO ORANGE METALLIC
$325

 
CRYSTAL RED TINTCOAT
$325

 
MOCHA BRONZE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET WITH RECLINE AND HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE HEADRESTS
$0

 
JET BLACK/DARK TITANIUM, SPORT CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
JET BLACK/DARK TITANIUM, SPORT CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO
$0

 
CHEVROLET MYLINK RADIO
$595

 
LPO, EXTERIOR BLACK FLASH PACKAGE
$670

 
LPO, EXTERIOR ORANGE FLASH PACKAGE
$670

 
LPO, EXTERIOR SILVER FLASH PACKAGE
$670

 
LPO, EXTERIOR WHITE FLASH PACKAGE
$0

 
HEATER, OIL PAN
$75

 
LPO, FRONT AND REAR SPLASH GUARDS
$160

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$15

 
AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURE, PREMIUM 6-SPEAKER SYSTEM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURE, USB PORT
$0

 
BLUETOOTH AUDIO STREAMING
$0

 
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO
$0

 
LPO, ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$110

 
LPO, Z-SPEC FLOOR MATS
$140

 
LPO, SPORT PEDAL KIT
$130

 
LPO, STORAGE BIN LINER, INSTRUMENT PANEL
$30

 
LPO, CARGO NET
$60

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0


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