A pair of 2013 Chevy Sonic RS hatchbacks

Sporty 2013 Chevy Sonic RS priced starting at just $20,995

General Motors has announced the pricing of the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS and the sporty 5-door hatchback fitted with a turbocharged engine, a 6-speed manual transmission and a slew of physical changes inside and out starts at just $20,995 including the $795 destination fee.

The 2013 Chevy Sonic RS sits atop the lineup of available trimlines for the compact and efficient 5-door hatchback, joining the LS, LT and LTZ trimlines with a price of $20,995 when equipped with the manual transmission or $22,280 for the 6-speed automatic transmission models. This performance minded model is powered by the turbocharged 1.4L Ecotec engine that sends 138 horsepower and 148lb-ft of torque to the front wheels. This is the same engine offered as an option in the Sonic LT and Sonic LTZ but to improve the performance capabilities of this new trimline – the Sonic RS manual transmission is equipped with unique gearing to improve acceleration.

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