2013 Chevrolet Sonic Consumer Review: Sonic Hatch LT with 1.4L

2013 Chevrolet Sonic - Consumer Review

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RS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

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Sonic Hatch LT with 1.4L
By jaar819 on


2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


I thought the overall design of both the interior and exterior of the Sonic was very tastefully done.
I liked it better than other cars in its class but this is obviously a matter of taste.
The 1.4L turbo engine is smooth and fun, 6 speaker sound system which seemed better to me than other cars in class, MyLink system, body of car seemed extremely stiff, much better than Mini Clubman, the last car i owned. I know this because my driveway has a bump which puts torsional stress on the car.
the mini creaked.
the sonic does not. very smooth ride on highway.
very low rpm of engine at highway speeds. very quiet car for subcompact. the suspension system makes car feel more like a luxury car.
After owning sonic for2 2/3 years and 68,000 miles, my opinion of car has only increase. It never needed any repairs. It handles and performs as well as when new. During that time it didn't develop a creak or have anything loosen up. Would definitely buy another. Also heard that they increased performance of 1.4l engine, upping hp from 138 to 160 or something and putting in new cruze. Hoping they put in new sonic as well.
- Just a review update. Now have 80k on 3 year old sonic. Car never in shop. Brakes still have wear left. Car still handles like new and never had to add oil. Officially best car I've ever owned.

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