The 2013 Chevy Sonic vs. the 2013 Hyundai Accent

2013 Chevy Sonic LTZ SedanDespite its small size and low starting price, the 2013 Chevy Sonic sedan has a lot to offer Bradenton and Tampa drivers. Well-equipped and recognized as a 2013 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Sonic is a perfect choice for the first time driver, people who live in tight urban environments, and for anyone just looking for a solid vehicle.

With similar starting prices, power, and interior space, the Sonic and the 2013 Hyundai Accent sedan seem like comparable choices. Drivers looking to take advantage of some of today’s best features though may be more interested in what the 2013 Sonic has to offer.

Vehicle Features

Drivers these days expect their vehicles to come standard with a full suite of multimedia features, even with affordable cars like the Sonic. This includes handsfree phone functions, as well as music streaming options. Here are a few of the key features that come standard on the 2013 Sonic that are non-standard or unavailable on the Accent:

  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Bluetooth connectivity for handsfree calling
  • An onboard handsfree communication system
  • A vehicle anti-theft system
  • Auxiliary power outlet
  • Daytime running lights
  • Compact spare tire

Fuel Economy

The Sonic also has better gas mileage options than the 2013 Hyundai Accent. The available 1.4L turbocharged engine can get a highway fuel economy of 40 mpg, beating out the Accent’s estimated 37 mpg on the highway. It also comes with an impressive 148 lb-ft of torque, topping the 123 lb-ft that the Accent delivers. That’s tough power for a car the Sonics subcompact size.

Take the 2013 Sonic Out for a Test Drive at Cox Chevy

If you’re looking for a well equipped compact vehicle, the 2013 Sonic just might be the best choice. The only way to know is to take it out for a test drive!

Visit Cox Chevy at our dealership at 2900 Cortez Road West, in Bradenton, a short drive from Tampa via I-75 South. If you have any questions, we encourage you contact Cox Chevy.