Chevrolet's Aveo didn't dominate the subcompact market in the way it had hoped. It should have better luck with the Sonic, an all-new model released in 2012.
The 2013 model year brought some minor changes for the Sonic including the addition of standard Bluetooth connectivity and blind-spot-assist mirrors. Also added was optional MyLink audio and audio streaming. The 2013 Sonic is available in either a sedan or four-door hatchback design, with a total of eight trim levels: LS Automatic, LS Manual, LT Manual, LT Automatic, LTZ Manual, LTZ Automatic, RS Manual and RS Automatic. The RS Sonics, new for 2013, are performance models available only as hatchbacks.Read more »
The base LS Manual has a 138-horsepower 1.8-liter engine connected to a five-speed manual transmission. Standard features include: tinted windows, daytime running lights, 15-inch steel wheels, and body-color door handles. The LS Manual also comes with 10 airbags, air-conditioning, and an AM/FM four-speaker audio system with an auxiliary input and steering-wheel-mounted controls.
The LT Manual has more amenities, adding: heated power side-view mirrors, 15-inch polished-aluminum wheels, and chrome beltline molding. It also features an AM/FM/CD/MP3/SiriusXM audio system with a USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, audio streaming, six premium speakers, deluxe cloth seats, cruise control, and power windows.
The LTZ Manual continues adding top-end features to the Sonic, as it builds onto the LT Manual trim level. On the outside, the LTZ Manual adds in fog lamps for safer driving in foggy weather, 17-inch aluminum wheels for a better ride and improved handling, and chrome-accented outside door handles for added style. On the inside, the LTZ Manual adds in the Chevrolet MyLink radio, which includes a 7-inch touchscreen, Pandora radio, smartphone integration and voice recognition, perforated leatherette interior for a luxurious look and feel, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel for a better look and feel.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Chevrolet Sonic$12,499 | 31,836 mi
2013 Chevrolet Sonic$12,988 | 28,330 mi
2013 Chevrolet Sonic$12,999 | 2,502 mi
2013 Chevrolet Sonic$13,842 | 15,323 mi
2013 Chevrolet Sonic$14,998 | 8,715 mi
2013 Chevrolet Sonic$15,988 | 7,464 mi
2013 CHEVROLET SONIC$16,587 | 6,693 mi
2013 CHEVROLET Sonic$21,840 | no mileage
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$12,181 | 9,823 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$12,275 | 15,401 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$12,388 | 41,552 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$12,787 | 23,013 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$12,835 | 18,895 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$12,970 | 38,083 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$12,995 | 15,381 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$13,021 | 9,470 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$13,497 | 30,840 mi
2012 CHEVROLET SONIC$13,500 | 4,974 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$13,788 | 23,129 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$13,911 | 38,000 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$13,986 | 8,718 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$13,988 | 27,748 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$13,988 | 39,628 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$13,998 | 27,505 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$14,216 | 13,388 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$15,981 | 12,286 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$16,788 | 5,891 mi
2012 Chevrolet Sonic$16,950 | 19,997 mi
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