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By Cars.com Staff
July 18, 2013
The subcompact Chevrolet Sonic competes with the Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit and Nissan Versa. Like the Fiesta and Versa, the Sonic is available in sedan and hatchback body styles. Two four-cylinder engines — one of which is turbocharged — are available. A sporty RS hatchback version is also offered.
(Skip to details on the: Sonic RS) New for 2014 Forward collision warning and a lane departure warning system are newly available, as is a backup camera. A Promotional Package for LT models includes the MyLink entertainment and information system, a power sunroof and front fog lamps. Exterior Highlights
Five-door hatchback or four-door sedan
Standard 15-inch steel wheels with covers; 15-, 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels available
Available rear spoiler and fog lamps
Available power side mirrors
Available power sunroof
Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
Cloth seats; simulated leather and suede-style upholstery available
Available heated front seats
Available MyLink entertainment and information system with Siri Eyes Free compatibility with an iPhone
Available remote start
Cargo volume of 14.9 cubic feet for sedan, 19 cubic feet for hatchback
Under the Hood
138-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 125 pounds-feet of torque
Available 138-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 148 pounds-feet of torque
Both engines run on regular gas
Five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission (1.8-liter four-cylinder)
Six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission (turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder)
Front disc/rear drum antilock brakes (all disc on RS model)
10 standard airbags
Hill start assist
Electronic stability system
Available forward collision warning
Available lane departure warning
Available backup camera
Sonic RS The Sonic RS brings show plus a little more go to Chevrolet's subcompact car. It gets cosmetic updates, handling revisions and different gearing for its transmissions.
Hatchback body style only
138-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder
Ground effects around the bumpers and side sills
Unique 17-inch wheels
Lower and stiffer suspension
Painted side mirrors
Front seats with larger side bolsters
Leather-wrapped steering wheel with flat-bottom design