The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic vs. The 2013 Ford Focus
Tampa area drivers in the market for a small car that’s loaded with features should stop by Cox Chevrolet in Bradenton to check out the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic. This year’s model has many family-friendly attributes that most other vehicles in its class just can’t compete with, including 10 standard airbags, a long warranty you can depend on, and a 5-star NHTSA safety rating. Let’s take a look at how the 2013 Chevy Sonic stacks up against one of its competitors: the 2013 Ford Focus.
Warranty and Reliability
To show just how much Chevrolet believes in the quality of their vehicles, the powertrain warranty on the new Chevy Sonic is 40,000 miles longer that the warranty on the 2013 Focus. Driver’s can feel more at ease knowing that they are covered for a longer period of time if anything goes wrong with their new Sonic. As far as the engine, the Sonic uses a cast iron block for more durability, compared to the aluminum block used in the 2013 Focus. Aluminum engine blocks tend to warp and crack more at high temperatures. Unless you want to end up spending a fortune on service and repairs, these are important factors to keep in mind.
Other Reasons the 2013 Sonic Comes Out on Top
Here are a few more advantages that the Sonic has over its competitor:
- For added safety in emergency braking situations, the Sonic has standard brake assist, which the Focus doesn’t offer.
- The Sonic Sedan has 1.4 more inches of rear legroom than the Focus 5dr Hatchback for a more comfortable commute.
- The Sonic has standard Bluetoothâ wireless connectivity for safe handsfree calling, which costs extra on the Focus.
- According to Consumer Reports, the Sonic can stop from 60 mph to 0 mph in 128 ft., compared to the 141 ft. it takes to stop the Focus. This means the Sonic can stop faster in emergency situations for even more occupant safety.
Test Drive the 2013 Sonic Today
To experience the all of the great features in the 2013 Sonic, visit Cox Chevrolet in Bradenton, about an hour south of Tampa, and take one for a spin. Our dealership is located at 2900 Cortez Rd W, and our sales staff can be contacted by dialing 888-350-4514. We hope to serve you soon!