Thursday, August 23, 2012
2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS pricing announced
Chevrolet has announced pricing on its 2013 Sonic RS. The sportier Sonic turbo will begin at $20,995. So what makes the RS different than a standard Sonic turbo? In addition to unique front and rear fascias, different 17" wheels, a lower suspension, and badging, the RS will have shorter gear ratios for better acceleration, and a host of RS-specific interior bits. The RS also dismisses the standard Sonic's rear drums in favor of discs.
We really liked the 2012 Sonic LTZ, and I'm sure the RS will be great. But is it an extra $4,300 great? In my eyes, probably not. I thought the Sonic with the 1.4-liter turbo engine was a hoot. And while the shorter ratios of the RS would aid in acceleration, I wouldn't pay that extra cash for the other bits.