2013 Chevy Sonic RS priced at $20,995Wed, 22 Aug 2012
The sportier 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS carries a sticker price of $20,995, including destination, when paired with a six-speed manual; the automatic version will sticker for $22,280.
The RS differs from the base Sonic with unique transmission gearing in the manual and a higher, 3.53 final drive ratio for the automatic transmission. It's available only in hatchback form.
Other unique features of the RS include a specific grille design, new front and rear fascias, bright exhaust tips and 17-inch wheels.
The suspension is tuned up for a stiffer ride. The RS uses a MacPherson strut front with coil springs, while the rear has a torsion-beam axle-mount link. The RS is the only Sonic with four-wheel disc brakes.
Chevy is offering a new color for 2013, Black Granite metallic.
The Chevy Sonic RS begins production in October, and we should see it in dealerships shortly after that.
By Jake Lingeman