2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS Road Test and Review: Models and Prices
The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic lineup includes a 4-door sedan and a 5-door hatchback offered in LS, LT, and LTZ trim levels. The RS model is exclusive to the Sonic Hatchback.
Changes to create the Sonic RS include a stiffer and lowered suspension to improve handling, modified transmission ratios to quicken acceleration, and 4-wheel-disc brakes to upgrade braking. Otherwise, the RS is essentially a loaded Sonic with unique front and rear styling tweaks, special aluminum wheels, and a nicer interior with leather seats and standard Chevy MyLink technology. An automatic transmission and a power sunroof are the only options for the Sonic RS.
My Victory Red Sonic RS test car, equipped with the standard manual gearbox, did not have the extra-cost sunroof. The sticker price was $20,995 including the $810 destination charge.