2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ: I'd Choose the RS
September 27, 2012
I just spent a day in the Bay Area driving a bunch of new Chevys; one of which was the new Sonic RS. I'm sold.
It's got more perceived pep, thanks to shorter gear ratios and rides 10mm lower than our long-termer. It also comes with a cool leather and "suede" interior. The best part, all of this stuff is standard on the RS.
At $20,995, yeah, it's three-grand more than our long-term base price, but I think it's worth it. The shorter gears really liven things up and it feels a lot more tossable into turns.
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor