2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS Road Test and Review: Features and Controls
- Standard Chevrolet MyLink technology
With big, vibrant graphics combined with a simple and responsive 7-inch touchscreen display, the Sonic RS model’s standard Chevy MyLink smartphone connectivity system is a refreshing departure from often complicated, unresponsive, or visually displeasing infotainment systems. The touch commands don’t require the same level of precision and accuracy as the technology employed by some competitors, and the system’s simplistic, intuitive design is reminiscent of an iPhone or iPad.
That said, MyLink remains a distraction – less so that some other vehicles, but a distraction nonetheless.
Overall, the Sonic’s interior is stylish, adding just right amounts of “special” and “different” to capture the interest of the car’s target buyer. Some people might like the asymmetrical gauge cluster, comprised of an analog tachometer and a digital speedometer with an information display, but I’m not a fan. It seems contrived and superfluous where a matching analog speedometer and central digital information display would work better.