LS
$5,853 - $7,708
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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* Photo: 2013 Chevrolet Sonic LT Trim image

LS Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,853 - $7,708
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25-29 City / 35-40 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5

Interior Features

  • 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
  • Shift knob, satin silver
  • Map pocket, front passenger seatback
  • Cargo shade, rear

Entertainment Features

  • 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

Exterior Features

  • 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
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Spoiler, rear, roof-mounted, large, body-color
  • Door handles, body-color

Safety Features

  • 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

Mechanical Features

  • 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
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic
  • Axle, 3.94 ratio
  • Axle, 3.47 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

2013 Chevrolet Sonic Owner Reviews

4.09
233 Reviews
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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

2013 Chevy sonic, for the young, single person

Great on gas and love that it's compact and can for and park anywhere. I have had a few problems with it overheating though. Had the thermostat and cooling fans replaced within the first two years of buying it. It's been about two years since replacing and it's having a problem overheating again lately. Oil changes are more costly than normal too due to the kind of oil you are supposed to use in them. Recently had a baby and this car is definitely not suited for that. Front passenger seat has to be all the way up and straight up to fit in a car seat. But for a younger single person it was great. The trunk is surprisingly good sized for a smaller car.

- Katie E

Chevy sonic is a cute little car

A Chevy sonic is the type of car that is perfect for anyone who doesn't have kids. It's extremely difficult to install seats and out. It drives great, the gas mileage is a lifesaver. I have never paid more than $30 on gas. My car is super basic though, I literally have to roll up my windows, that is extremely annoying at times. I don't have cruise control or really anything fancy in it. But it does get me to where I need to go so I can't complain.

- Linda B

Best little car I have ever owned.

I have not had any problems with this car since I bought it two and a half years ago. I was used. It has a system in it that lets me know when to change the oil (once or twice a year, so far). The size of it makes it so easy to parallel park it (something I never did in my former vehicles). It is comfortable and roomy. The instrument panel has a digital mileage readout that is very nice. A great little car. Highly recommend.

- Russell M

Decent car that is reliable

It's a decent little car get me to work and back. The only repairs I have done are changing the water pump and heater hose. It has 78,000 miles on it and still runs great. I get a decent mpg on it about 350 miles from full. The basic model don't have very many features manual windows and a basic stereo. It has automatic transmission with a manual mode.

- Trevor L

Do Not Fall for the Cute Looks

This car is small. My walker does not even fit in the trunk. It get good mileage. I have spent $1400 on engine repairs. There are a little over 98000 miles. I would not recommend this car to anybody. It does ride rough. The windows manually roll up. It is hard to find windshield blades for it because they have to be 2 different sizes.

- Janice G

My car is my baby I'd be lost without it

This car is the best great on gas drives smoothly and I love the features however being a mom of three boys it could have been a bit bigger in the back seats. It seems a little crowded with all the car seats. I love the trunk space as well. My favorite part about this car is the door handles in the back seat very different.

- Lisa G

The Pleasure of Driving My Chevy Sonic

My car has knee airbags. It is very comfortable. The doors sound firm and unusually solid for a small car. I enjoy the peppy engine, lots of power which enhances safety driving through intersections. The tight turning radius makes handling a breeze. This car is truly a pleasure to drive. It exceeds my expectations.

- Becky G

Comfortable and Functional

My car functions very well. I live in an area which requires a vehicle that functions well on icy roads, so I was nervous about not having four wheel drive, but the all wheel drive works very well. It's large enough for my needs and I have had no issues with it, although I don't have a need to drive very often.

- Miranda N

Chevy Sonic owner's review.

It's a great car with a lot of power. However I have been experiencing what appears to be a common problem. A knocking and sputtering at stops during cold weather. Other than that there are great features such as the heated seats and Bluetooth radio. The stock speakers are so loud! It's great on gas and oil!

- Rain D

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