Sonic Brochure

Movement is the universal language of personal freedom. Our founder Louis Chevrolet spoke it fluently.
As a Swiss immigrant, he came to America with a dream of racing cars. He wished for everyone — not just the
rich or entitled — to experience the exhilaration he felt behind the wheel.
In 1911, he began building his first car. One hundred years later, a new Chevrolet is sold every 6.6 seconds.
That amounts to 4.76 million vehicles in more than 140 countries — more than Louis Chevrolet could ever have imagined.
The depth of our heritage and passion is evident in everything we do here at Chevrolet. It’s ingrained in the bold design,
spirited performance, proven durability and exceptional value our drivers enjoy. It empowers us to be leaders in innovation.
And it inspires us to continuously raise the bar — today, tomorrow and into what promises to be a bright future.
Currently, we are pioneering new propulsion technologies to meet the demanding energy and environmental needs of
a global automotive brand. We’re also employing alternative energy sources and investing in fuel-saving technologies to help reduce
our carbon footprint with the goal of reducing 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over the next few years.
Our global reach is expanding, yet our mission remains the same. We want every customer to feel like family —
no matter where you are in the world. And no matter where you’re going, we want you to enjoy the ride in a Chevrolet.
From the vision of one to the journey of many, Chevy Runs Deep.
The 2013 Chevy Sonic
We designed Sonic to be a car for firsts. It’s the first and
only car in its class to receive a 5-Star Overall Vehicle
Score for safety from NHTSA1 and to offer 10 standard
air bags.2 It’s the only car in its class with an available
turbocharged engine and the only small car that’s built
right here in the United States.3 And after its first year,
Sonic was recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as
having the “Highest Ranked Vehicle Appeal among
Sub-Compact Cars”4 in the 2012 APEAL Study. This
study looked at the exterior styling, seating and storage
space, comfort, convenience and other factors. After
Sonic�s first skydive, bungee jump, kickflip and music
video, Sonic is ready to take on your firsts. It was built
for people who try new things, seek discovery and live
life to the fullest. Sonic is the most fun-to-drive car —
and it offers up to 40 MPG highway.5 Ushering in a
world of excitement, Sonic invites everyone to
experience life with three words: Let’s do this!
Sonic RS shown in Victory Red. Coming Fall 2012.
1 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). 2 Based on GM Small Car segment. Always use safety belts and the correct
restraint for your child’s age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant
restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with a passenger air bag. See the Owner’s Manual and the child safety seat instructions for more safety information. 3 Assembled in Lake Orion, MI, of U.S. and globally sourced parts. 4 The Chevrolet Sonic received the highest numerical score among sub-compact cars in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.℠ Study based on responses from 74,759
new-vehicle owners, measuring 233 models and measuring opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed February–May 2012. Your experiences may vary.
Visit jdpower.com. 5 Based on Sonic LT/LTZ with available 1.4L turbocharged engine and 6-speed manual transmission with EPA-estimated 40 MPG highway.
RS Sport Steering Wheel
Preproduction interior shown.
Actual production model may vary.
Racing-inspired flat-bottom design
The best of the best
Say hello to the newest Sonic model. Amped up from the inside out, Sonic RS is
Get your adrenaline going as you slide into heated, leather-appointed front bucket
begging you to hit the road and never look back. The standard turbocharged engine is
seats with sueded microfiber inserts and grab hold of the leather-wrapped sport
complemented perfectly by a lowered and stiffened suspension with performance-tuned
steering wheel with racing-inspired flat-bottom design. The performance of Sonic
dampers and a unique sport exhaust. This is the ultimate Sonic driving experience.
is matched by an interior that is upgraded with unique center stack trim and
The Chevrolet MyLink1 Radio really takes the cool factor to another level. It helps
contrasting red stitching throughout. Enhanced from the ground up, RS is an
you connect to all the things you love — your phone, your music and your friends,
impressive balance of savvy and power.
and takes them along for the ride.
1 MyLink functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. MyLink on Sonic does not include functionality such as enhanced voice recognition,
Gracenote and CD player.
RS Front Sport Seats
Preproduction interior shown.
Actual production model may vary.
Leather appointments and sueded microfiber inserts
RS Aluminum Sport Pedals
RS Sport Shift Knob
Race-inspired grips
Red stitching on the shift boot
Home sweet Sonic
Just because you’re on the road doesn’t mean you should be
away from the conveniences of home
Preproduction interior shown.
Actual production model
may vary.
01 Chevrolet MyLink
Available Chevrolet MyLink1 Radio starts with a 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen that lets
BringGo4 recently published a new navigation app for your compatible smartphone. Later in
you stay connected in style. The touch-screen menu connects you to everything you need.
the model year, Chevrolet plans to make software available that will enable Sonic owners to
The USB port allows convenient access to the music library stored on your compatible USB
use this navigation app through their vehicle’s available Chevrolet MyLink1 Radio.
2
device. And Bluetooth® wireless technology lets you listen to music from your compatible
3
smartphone, plus make phone calls — all with the touch of a fingertip. When the vehicle
Visit chevy.com to learn more about available Chevrolet MyLink1 and the latest on BringGo.4
is stopped, users can play video and even display personal photo albums onto the screen
from their phone.
iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
1 MyLink functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. MyLink on Sonic does not include functionality such as enhanced voice recognition, Gracenote
and CD player. 2 Not compatible with all devices. 3 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle. 4 BringGo app must be purchased separately. Requires compatible smartphone. Data plan rates apply. See
dealer or call 1-855-4-SUPPORT (1-855-4-787-7678) for more information.
01 & 02 Bluetooth Wireless Technology, AUXiliary
Audio Input Jack and USB Port
03 ONSTAR REMOTELINK/MYCHEVROLET Mobile Apps
Take calls without ever taking your hands off the steering wheel through the connectivity
With this app, you can remotely lock or unlock your doors, check vehicle diagnostics or even
of standard Bluetooth® wireless technology for select phones and steering wheel-mounted
remotely start your Sonic when equipped with the available remote vehicle starter system.5
controls. Stream your music through Bluetooth audio streaming which is standard on LT,
With the myChevrolet mobile app,6 you’ll never get lost in a parking lot with a map reminder.
LTZ and RS and available on LS with the Chevrolet MyLink2 Radio. You can also plug your
Want to schedule a service appointment? You can do it in a click.
1
1
Sonic keeps you in the loop with the connectivity of the OnStar RemoteLink™ mobile app.4
iPod® or MP3 player into the auxiliary audio input jack, or your USB device3 into the available
USB port3 for access to your music library.
iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
1 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle. 2 MyLink functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some
devices. MyLink on Sonic does not include functionality such as enhanced voice recognition, Gracenote and CD player. 3 Not compatible with all devices. 4 Available on select iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices.
Services vary by phone, vehicle and conditions. Requires active OnStar subscription, which is standard for six months. 5 Requires available 6-speed automatic transmission. 6 Requires iPhone or Android platform. 01 SiriusXM Satellite Radio
02 OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Tune in to available SiriusXM1 and hear everything you want, all in one place. You’ll get
Getting lost will be a thing of the past with Sonic. Having OnStar®2 Turn-by-Turn Navigation,
commercial-free music from every genre, live sports play-by-play and the best in talk,
standard for six months, means you can be connected to an Advisor who will help you get to
news and entertainment — all at the touch of a button. A 3-month trial is included on
your destination anytime, day or night. You can even plan ahead with OnStar eNav, which
LT, LTZ and RS models.
lets you send destinations from MapQuest® to your vehicle. OnStar eNav is available at no
additional cost to all OnStar subscribers with an active Directions & Connections® Plan,
which is standard for six months.
1 If you subscribe after your trial period, subscriptions are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject
to change. XM satellite service is available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C. 2 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.
Wherever the
road takes you
When the road calls, you answer
Sonic has the perfect balance of power and efficiency. So whether it’s hitting a skate park or
the beach, or just merging with traffic, you’ll appreciate a car that achieved 0–60 mph in
under 8 seconds on the test track1. Great performance is just as important as a car that
offers 40 MPG highway2 — which is why Sonic delivers both.
Sonic LTZ Sedan shown in Silver Ice Metallic with available features.
1 When equipped with available 1.4L turbocharged engine and 6-speed manual transmission. 2 Based on Sonic LT/LTZ with available 1.4L turbocharged engine and 6-speed manual transmission with EPA-estimated 40 MPG highway.
they say adventure is just over the next hill
Sometimes we just need a little help getting over it. Sonic is equipped with Hill Start Assist, which works to keep
the brakes engaged on steep inclines while you transition from the brake pedal to the gas pedal, then automatically
releases once you press down on the accelerator.
Sonic LTZ Hatchback shown in Inferno Orange Metallic
(extra-cost color) with available features.
Pick Your Passion
Sonic LTZ Sedan shown in
Blue Topaz Metallic.
Sonic LTZ Hatchback shown in
Silver Ice Metallic with available features.
Room for
everything
Sonic RS shown in Victory Red. Coming Fall 2012.
When you’re headed out, pack up your boards, your games or anything else
Sonic Hatchback offers flexible cargo space with 19 cubic feet with the seats up and an astonishing 47.7 cubic feet of cargo space1 with
the rear seats folded down. With its 60/40 split-folding rear seat, you’ll be able to find a configuration that’s just right. The sedan offers
14.9 cubic feet of trunk space,1 which is more room than you’ll find in Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, both a class larger. Cargo space
isn’t the only thing to gloat about: Sonic was named one of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors in 2012. Joining the ranks of Audi, Land Rover and
Infiniti, the dual-cockpit interior and motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster with graphite silver accents get your blood pumping
before you even turn the key. So whatever you’re loading up, Sonic is versatile enough to bring everything you need in style.
1 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
Sonic LTZ Sedan shown in
Blue Topaz Metallic.
SAFETY first
Sonic boasts aggressive styling and impressive power, but
make no mistake — with Sonic, safety is a priority. Sonic is
the first and only car in its class to receive a 5-Star Overall
★★★★★
overall vehicle
1
score for safety
Vehicle Score for safety from NHTSA1 and was also named
a 2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety (IIHS).
1 Based on GM Small Car segment. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov).
Sonic LTZ Hatchback shown in
Silver Ice Metallic with available features.
First in Safety
Self Protection
OnStar
Sonic is the first and only car in its class with 10 standard air
Sonic comes ready to defend itself against would-be
In many collisions, crash data can be sent to OnStar via
bags.1 It also has extensive safety features for prevention,
intruders with an engine immobilizer that will stop them in
Automatic Crash Response.2 Trained Advisors utilize GPS
reaction and response like 4-wheel antilock brakes and
their tracks. Using GPS, an OnStar Advisor can pinpoint the
technology to pinpoint your exact location and can request
StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System with
exact location of the vehicle and relay the information to
that emergency help be sent right away — even if you’re
Panic Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Force Distribution
authorities. OnStar2 Stolen Vehicle Assistance comes
unable to respond. It’s part of the OnStar Directions &
to help avoid a collision in the first place.
standard for the first six months.
Connections Plan, standard for six months.
1 Based on GM Small Car segment. Always use safety belts and the correct restraint for your child’s age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear
seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with a passenger air bag. See the Owner’s Manual and the child safety seat instructions
for more safety information. 2 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers.
Make it yours
Your car is an expression of who you are,
and Sonic is here to celebrate you
Customize your Sonic to fit your life, your style and your personality
with genuine Chevrolet Accessories. Choose from a variety of available
dealer-installed graphics,1 white or black wheels, door sill plates, or
even sport pedal covers, and put some style down where you put
your foot down.
1 Shown with optional graphics from an independent supplier, which are not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty. GM is not
responsible for the safety or quality of third-party supplier alterations. Go to chevroletgraphics.com for more details. 2 Late availability.
Sonic LTZ Hatchback shown in
Silver Ice Metallic with dealer-installed
white wheels, graphics and preproduction body kit.2
Jet Black/Dark Titanium-Color
Sport Cloth (LS)
Jet Black/Dark Titanium-Color
Deluxe Cloth (LT)
Jet Black/Brick
Deluxe Cloth (LT)
Dark Pewter-Color/Dark Titanium-Color
Deluxe Cloth (LT)
Jet Black/Dark Titanium-Color
Perforated Leatherette
Seating Surfaces (LTZ)
Jet Black/Brick
Perforated Leatherette
Seating Surfaces (LTZ)
Dark Pewter-Color/Dark Titanium-Color
Perforated Leatherette
Seating Surfaces (LTZ)
Jet Black Leather-Appointed Seats
with Sueded Microfiber Inserts (RS)
Black Granite Metallic 1
Blue Topaz Metallic 2,3
Crystal Red Tintcoat 1,2,3
Victory Red3
Inferno Orange Metallic 1,2,3
Cyber Gray Metallic
Silver Ice Metallic 2
Summit White
15" Steel Wheel with
Bolt-On Wheel Covers
(standard on LS)
15" Painted-Aluminum Wheel
(standard on LT)
16" Painted-Aluminum Wheel
(available on LT4)
17" Painted-Aluminum Wheel
(standard on LTZ)
1 Extra-cost color. 2 Not available on RS. 3 Not available with Jet Black/Brick interior. 4 Requires ECOTEC 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and Wheels and Foglamp Package. 17" Midnight Silver-Painted
Aluminum Wheel
(standard on RS)
select vehicle features
SONIC LS (HATCHBACK AND SEDAN)
SONIC LT (HATCHBACK AND SEDAN)
ECOTEC® 1.8L 4-cylinder engine with 5-speed manual transmission
In addition to or replacing LS features, LT includes:
Manual-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding mirrors with integrated blind spot mirrors
Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls
Upper and lower glove boxes
AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback, seek-scan, digital clock, auxiliary audio
Power door locks with Remote Keyless Entry
input jack, RDS,3 USB port 4 and Bluetooth audio streaming 1
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control and
SiriusXM Satellite Radio5 with 3-month trial
Panic Brake Assist
6-speaker premium sound system
Bluetooth® wireless technology for select phones
15" painted-aluminum wheels
Steering wheel-mounted controls for audio and phone
Power windows with driver express-up/-down feature
10 standard air bags 2
Heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding mirrors with integrated
4-wheel antilock front disc/rear drum brakes
blind spot mirrors
Hill Start Assist
Available remote vehicle starter system6
1
Theft-deterrent system with content-theft alarm and engine immobilizer
Single-zone manual climate control
1 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle. 2 Always use safety belts and the correct restraint for your child’s age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly
secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with a passenger air bag. See the Owner’s Manual and the child safety seat instructions for more safety
information. 3 RDS functions only where stations broadcast RDS information. 4 Not compatible with all devices. 5 If you subscribe after your trial period, subscriptions are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for
complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. XM satellite service is available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C. 6 Requires available 6-speed automatic transmission. select vehicle features
SONIC LTZ (HATCHBACK AND SEDAN)
SONIC RS (HATCHBACK)
In addition to or replacing LT features, LTZ includes:
In addition to or replacing LTZ features, RS includes:
Perforated leatherette seating surfaces with heated front seats
ECOTEC® 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
17" painted-aluminum wheels
6-speed manual transmission with performance-oriented gear ratios
Chevrolet MyLink Radio: 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen, AM/FM stereo with
17" Midnight Silver-painted aluminum wheels
seek-scan and digital clock, includes USB port,2 Bluetooth audio streaming 3 for select phones,
RS-specific front fascia with unique foglamp design
1
and smartphone app integration with Pandora® Internet Radio and Stitcher SmartRadio™ 4
Foglamps
3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel
Rear spoiler (Sedan only)
3-spoke sport steering wheel with racing-inspired flat-bottom design
RS-specific shift knob
Aluminum sport pedals
Leather-appointed seats with sueded microfiber inserts
Sport exhaust with chrome outlet
4-wheel antilock disc brakes
Lowered and stiffened suspension with performance-tuned dampers
1 MyLink functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. MyLink on Sonic does not include functionality such as enhanced voice recognition, Gracenote and CD
player. 2 Not compatible with all devices. 3 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle. 4 Data plan rates apply. SPECIFICATIONS
STANDARD AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
EXTERIOR
LS LT LTZRS1
Interior
LS LT LTZRS1
Audio Systems
Door handles: Body-color
Body-color with chrome strip n n — n
— — n —
Climate control: Single-zone manual
n n
AM/FM stereo with equalizer, auxiliary audio input
jack and four speakers
n n
LS LT LTZRS1
n —
Cruise control
— n n n
1 2
n n
Foglamps—
AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback,
Driver Information Center: Trip odometer, fuel range,
seek-scan, digital clock, auxiliary audio input jack,
average fuel economy, average vehicle speed, Tire Pressure
Mirrors: Manual-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
n — — —
Radio Data System (RDS),10 USB port 11 and Bluetooth®
8
Monitor and Oil-Life Monitor
Heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
— n n —
n n n n
audio streaming 12— n
Heated power-adjustable, Black Granite Metallic-color,
Power door locks
n n n n
manual-folding
— — — n
n n
Bluetooth wireless technology 12 for select phones
9
Remote vehicle starter system —
Integrated blind spot mirrors
n n n n
Chevrolet MyLink13 Radio: 7-inch diagonal color
Remote Keyless Entry
n n n n
touch-screen, AM/FM stereo with seek-scan and digital
Moldings: Black beltline
n — — —
clock, includes Bluetooth audio streaming 12 for select
Chrome beltline
— n n n
Steering column: Tilt and telescopic
n n n n
phones and smartphone app integration with Pandora®
1 2
Spoiler: Rear, integrated decklid (Sedan)
— n —
Steering wheel: 3-spoke
n n — —
Internet Radio and Stitcher SmartRadio™ 14
Rear, roof-mounted (Hatchback)
n n n n
3-spoke leather-wrapped
— — n —
14 15
Premium 6-speaker sound system
n
Sport, 3-spoke leather-wrapped with contrasting stitching
Wheels and Foglamp Package: 16" painted-aluminum
14 15
and racing-inspired flat-bottom design
— — — n
wheels, foglamps (includes rear spoiler on Sedan)
—18 3 — —
SiriusXM Satellite Radio 16 with 3-month trial
n
Engines/Chassis
Engine: ECOTEC 1.8L 4-cylinder with Variable Valve
Timing, 138 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque
ECOTEC 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder with Variable
Valve Timing, 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque
Sunroof: Power, tilt/sliding with express-open and
wind deflector
n n
—
4
n —
n
4
Suspension: Touring
n n n —
Sport— — — n
Transmission: 5-speed manual
n n n —
6-speed automatic with thumb-controlled gear
selection on the shifter
6-speed manual 5—
—
6-speed manual, RS-specific gearset
— — — n
Safety & Security
Air bags: 6 10 total; driver and front passenger frontal,
includes Passenger Sensing System; front and rear
seat-mounted side-impact; roof rail-mounted headcurtain for front and rear outboard seating positions;
driver and front passenger knee
n n
Brakes: 4-wheel antilock front disc/rear drum
4-wheel antilock front/rear disc
n —
— — — n
Hill Start Assist
n n
n n
OnStar 7 with Directions & Connections Plan for the first
six months
n n
n n
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System with
Traction Control and Panic Brake Assist
n n
n n
Tire Pressure Monitor n n
n n
8
Windows: Manual
Power with driver express-up/-down with
anti-pinch feature
— —
n —
Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
— —
— —
——
n n
n n
n n
n n
n n
n n
15" steel with bolt-on wheel covers
n —
— —
wheels
15" painted-aluminum
— n — —
seating
16" painted-aluminum
—
Front buckets with height-adjustable head restraints,
driver seat armrest, driver 6-way manual adjuster,
front-passenger 4-way manual adjuster and 60/40
split-folding rear seat with outboard height-adjustable
head restraints
17" painted-aluminum
— — n —
n n
Heated seats: Driver and front passenger
— — n n
Seat trim: Sport Cloth
Deluxe Cloth
Perforated leatherette
Leather-appointed with sueded microfiber inserts
n — — —
— n — —
— — n —
— — — n
— n n n
n n
1
2 — —
17" Midnight Silver-painted aluminum
— — — n
Compact spare tire
n 15n 17 n n
Tire sealant and inflator kit
— 17 18 — —
n n
n n
1 Hatchback only. 2 Requires available Wheels and Foglamp Package. 3 Requires ECOTEC 1.8L 4-cylinder engine. 4 Requires available 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. 5 Requires available ECOTEC 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. 6 Always
use safety belts and the correct restraint for your child’s age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rearfacing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with a passenger air bag. See the Owner’s Manual and the child safety seat instructions for more safety information. 7 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services
vary by model and conditions. 8 Excludes spare tire when equipped. 9 Requires available 6-speed automatic transmission. 10 RDS functions only where stations broadcast RDS information. 11 Not compatible with all devices. 12 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to
find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle. 13 MyLink functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. MyLink on Sonic does not include functionality such
as enhanced voice recognition, Gracenote and CD player. 14 Data plan rates apply. 15 Requires available Chevrolet MyLink Radio. 16 If you subscribe after your trial period, subscriptions are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. See SiriusXM
Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. XM satellite service is available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C. 17 Not available with
ECOTEC 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual transmission on Sonic LT Sedan models. 18 Requires available ECOTEC 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual transmission on Sonic LT Sedan models. MAXIMUM CAPACITIES
EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy
ECOTEC 1.8L 4-cylinder engine (LS/LT/LTZ)
with 5-speed manual transmission
26 MPG city/35 highway/30 combined
ECOTEC 1.8L 4-cylinder engine (LS/LT/LTZ)
with 6-speed automatic transmission
25 MPG city/35 highway/28 combined
ECOTEC 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (LT/LTZ)
with 6-speed manual transmission
29 MPG city/40 highway/33 combined
ECOTEC 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (LT/LTZ)
with 6-speed automatic transmission
27 MPG city/37 highway/31 combined
ECOTEC 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (RS)
with 6-speed manual transmission
Fuel economy estimates not available at this time.
ECOTEC 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (RS)
with 6-speed automatic transmission
Fuel economy estimates not available at this time.
FUEL TANK (approximate)
PASSENGER VOLUME
12.2 gallons
CARGO VOLUME (maximum)1
Sedan: 14.9 cubic feet
Hatchback: 47.7 cubic feet
Sedan: 90.4 cubic feet/seats 5
Hatchback: 90.6 cubic feet/seats 5
DIMENSIONS
Hatchback
59.7" (LS/LT/LTZ)
59.3" (RS)
99.4"
159.0"
59.4"
68.3"
59.4"
Sedan
59.7"
99.4"
173.1"
59.4"
68.3"
59.4"
Dealer-installed Accessories personalize your sonic at chevy.com/accessories
17" Black-Painted 5-Spoke Wheel
Door Sill Plate
1 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
Pedal Covers
Z-Spec Color-Flash Grille Surround
Z-Spec Color-Flash Mirror Cap
Z-Spec Color-Flash Rear Spoiler
Sonic’s First
Adventures
The sky was the limit
Sonic may have been made for the streets, but it was destined for so much more.
Like being the car of firsts. Some of Sonic�s firsts include bungee jumping, skydiving
over the Arizona desert and getting kickflipped. Sonic also starred in a music video
and made its first street art. With an insatiable appetite for adventure and discovery,
Sonic has redefined fun. Life is an adventure — experience your own firsts in a Sonic.
Modified vehicles. Do not attempt.
Warranty information
100,000-mile/5-year transferable powertrain limited warranty. Every 2013 Chevrolet
passenger car, light-duty pickup truck, SUV and crossover comes with a 100,000-mile/
5-year (whichever comes first) transferable Powertrain Limited Warranty. Plus, you get
100,000 miles/5 years (whichever comes first) of the 24/7 Roadside Assistance Program,
the Courtesy Transportation Program, and much more. See dealer for details.
NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY. GM vehicles registered in the USA are covered for
36,000 miles/3 years (whichever comes first). The complete vehicle is covered, including
tires, towing to your nearest Chevrolet dealership and cosmetic corrosion resulting
from defects. Repairs will be made to correct any vehicle defect, and most warranty
repairs will be made at no charge. In addition, rust-through corrosion will be covered
for 100,000 miles/6 years (whichever comes first). See dealer for details.
CHEVROLET OWNER CENTER (GMOWNERCENTER.COM/CHEVY). Register your vehicle with the
Chevrolet Owner Center and receive benefits such as online access to your vehicle
Owner’s Manual, maintenance schedule reminders, service history tracking, warranty
and service information, safety information, special offers and privileges,
and news and events.
Important information
ENGINES. Chevrolet products are equipped with engines produced by GM Powertrain or other suppliers to GM
worldwide. The engines in Chevrolet products may also be used in other GM makes and models.
ASSEMBLY. Chevrolet vehicles and their components are assembled or produced by different operating units of
General Motors, its subsidiaries or suppliers to GM worldwide. We sometimes find it necessary to produce
Chevrolet vehicles with different or differently sourced components than originally scheduled. Since some options
may be unavailable when your vehicle is assembled, we suggest you verify that your vehicle includes the equipment
you ordered and that, if there were changes, they are acceptable to you.
ONSTAR. OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite
signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency
service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit
onstar.com for OnStar Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, details and system limitations.
A NOTE ON CHILD SAFETY. Always use safety belts and the correct restraint for your child’s age and size. Even in
vehicles equipped with the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in
the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any
vehicle equipped with a passenger air bag. See the Owner’s Manual and child safety seat instructions for more
safety information.
IMPORTANT WORDS ABOUT THIS CATALOG. We have tried to make this catalog comprehensive and factual. We
reserve the right, however, to make changes at any time, without notice, in prices, colors, materials, equipment,
specifications, models and availability. Specifications, dimensions, measurements, ratings and other numbers in
this catalog and other printed materials provided at the dealership or affixed to vehicles are approximations
based on design and engineering drawings, prototypes and laboratory tests. Your vehicle may differ due to
variations in manufacture and equipment. Since some information may have been updated since the time of
printing, please check with your Chevrolet dealer for complete details. Chevrolet reserves the right to lengthen
or shorten the model year for any product for any reason or to start and end model years at different times.
Certain vehicle features may lose their usefulness over time due to obsolescence from technological changes.
Unless otherwise noted, all claims based on GM Small Car segment and latest available competitive information.
Excludes other GM vehicles.
SPARE TIRE INFORMATION. There is no standard jack or spare tire in the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic LT Sedan with
ECOTEC 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual transmission. This vehicle has a tire sealant and
compressor kit that uses a liquid tire sealant to temporarily seal up to a one-quarter-inch puncture in the tread
area of the tire. After using the tire inflator kit, it is recommended that you take the tire to an authorized retailer
for inspection and repair as soon as possible, but at least within 100 miles of driving. The tire sealant cannot seal
and inflate sidewall damage, punctures larger than one-quarter inch, or a tire that has unseated from the wheel.
The sealant can only be used on one tire and for one time before its expiration date.
FLEET ORDERS. Some standard content may be deleted on fleet orders. See dealer for details.
CHEVY.COM. Offers shopping tools such as Chevy vehicle information, Build and Price, Find a Vehicle, Request Info,
Email Sign-Up, Compare Vehicles, Financial Tools … and much more.
Owner Services. Chevrolet is committed to enhancing the ownership experience through a wide array of
programs. For more information about 24-hour Roadside Assistance, Courtesy Transportation, Customer
Assistance Center, Chevy Safety, GM Mobility, Chevrolet Owner Center, marketing and incentives, as well as
services for GM Card members, visit chevy.com.
CHEVY.COM/SAFETY. Chevrolet is committed to keeping you and your family safe — from the start of your journey
to your destination. That’s why every Chevrolet is designed with a comprehensive list of safety and security
features to help give you peace of mind.
GMMOBILITY.COM (1-800-323-9935). GM Mobility℠ offers financial assistance for eligible adaptive equipment to
make automotive travel easier for persons with disabilities or special transportation needs. To learn more about
special GM Mobility offers, visit gmmobility.com.
GMCARDMEMBERSERVICES.COM. Did you know about the family of reward credit cards that can help you get a
great deal on a new GM car, light-duty truck, SUV or crossover? With a GM reward card, you accrue earnings on
every credit card purchase to use toward the purchase or lease of an eligible new GM vehicle. With three cards to
choose from, you’re sure to find one that suits you best.
ECOLOGIC WINDOW LABEL. As part of our Ecologic™ initiative for environmental responsibility, every
2013 Chevrolet vehicle features a new Ecologic window label detailing some of its fuel-saving technologies,
responsible manufacturing processes and end-of-life recyclability. Visit chevrolet.com/ecologic for
more information.
GM, the GM Logo, Chevrolet, the Chevrolet Logo, and the slogans, emblems, vehicle model names, vehicle body designs and other
marks appearing in this catalog are the trademarks and/or service marks of General Motors, its subsidiaries, affiliates or licensors.
©2012 OnStar. All rights reserved. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. The Bluetooth
word mark is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such mark by Chevrolet is under license.
iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
©2012 General Motors. All rights reserved. August 2012
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Sonic RS shown in Victory Red
and Cyber Gray Metallic.
Coming Fall 2012.
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