Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,370 - $9,995
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,370 - $9,995
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.9 Overall Score
Performance 3.8 Comfort 3.7 Styling 3.7 Value 3.5

Editor's Overview

As an entry-level subcompact, the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic packs a lot of good stuff into a very small package. The Sonic’s great gas mileage and affordable price tag are expected advantages...

Chevrolet Sonic Models & Trims

2013 Chevrolet Sonic Owner Reviews

4.09

233 Reviews

39% 37% 20% 2% 2%

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Small car with a big car feel.

This car is a small car, with a big car feel. When I first saw it I was worried it would be too small for me, as I have trouble getting in/out of small cars. When I got in it though, I was completely surprised that it did not feel at all like a small car. I had no trouble getting in/out, as the car is not as low to the ground as other small cars I have been in. . The interior is also more spacious than it appears from the outside. I can fit four adults comfortably, and five if needed. The hatchback has plenty of storage space, with a hidden compartment above the spare tire. The back seats fold down flat so if I need to haul large items I can do so easily. The car gets outstanding gas mileage, averaging 30 miles/gallon in the city, and higher on the highway. It has a turbo engine, which allows me to increase speed quickly if necessary. I also love the OnStar capabilities, the hands-free phone option, and the ability to stream music from my smartphone through the speakers. . If you are looking for a small, fuel-efficient car with a bigger car feel and modern technology, and is very dependable, this is a great car to check out. I would buy it again for sure!

- Colleen C

Short people friendly and fast

The car is amazing, hardly any problems at 6 years. The only issue was a coolant leak most recently that was an easy hose fix. The radio can be a bit slow to connect with the mobile phone, I've found it best to wait a minute in the driveway and hit the phone button before starting a trip. The turbocharged engine is wonderful, I love being the first person at the traffic light to leave the Honda�s in the dust. It�s great for merging onto highways with it�s quick speed. I will say it�s great for smaller people at 4�11� I can reach the pedals and see out the back, however I did remove the headrests for a broader view, but no one really sits back there. The hatch feature is great, I fit an entire desk in there with the seats down. We used it to drive cross country and we did not hate each other at the end.

- Kelsey M

Chevrolet Sonic is my Supercar

I call the Sonic my super car. I travel often long distances and this car takes it all on. Most recently I lived where we have many snow storms and this car kept on the road and the traction feature came into play many times. This car is roomy and at the same time is very good on gas mileage, I love only having to fill up once a week when working local. The cruise control feature is a wonder especially for long haul trips, keeps me from having a lead foot. I have kept up with services, oil changes, tire rotations, etc and have not had any breakdowns or 'expensive' repair issues. This is a very cost effective car and most satisfied with reliability and performance.

- Chris B

Ranked #15 Small Cars by Owners

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,370 - $7,465
$5,748 - $7,757

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4
ECOTEC TURBO 1.4L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4
ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4
ECOTEC TURBO 1.4L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.8 in.
41.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 - 38.7 in.
37.6 - 38.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.6 in.
34.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 - 38.1 in.
37.8 - 38.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.9 cu. ft.
14.9 cu. ft.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
99.4 in.
99.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
34.5 ft.

Length

Length
159 - 173.1 in.
159 - 173.1 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
68.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2776 - 2806 .lbs
2712 - 2745 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Torque

Torque
125 - 148 ft. lbs.
125 - 148 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.2 gal.
12.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 18 mpg
26 - 18 mpg

City

City
25 - 26 mpg
25 - 26 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 mpg
35 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Category Name: Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety