2014 Chevrolet Sonic RS Puts Excitement on a Budget

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Chevrolet’s Sonic is probably already an easy sell to younger buyers, but the company is aiming to make that the case even more so.

The company just announced at the L.A. Auto Show that it will offer buyers and RS version of the sedan for $20,530 including delivery.

2013 L.A. Auto Show Coverage

Suspension tuning and a lowered ride height are meant to make it feel sportier, while a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder offers 138 hp, which is the same as the LTZ model. The six-speed manual has been re-tuned as has the final drive ratio in models with the automatic. That’s still miles from enough to make the Sonic a performance car, but it will probably make it more fun to drive.

The car also gets aluminum pedals, “RS” badging and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. A “deep air dam” in the front fascia also sets the car apart.

GALLERY: 2014 Chevrolet Sonic RS

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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