Chevy Sonic beats out Kia Rio with more torque

Castrucci Chevy happy to offer Sonic to Cincinnati customers

May 24, 2013, 07:16 ET from Mike Castrucci Chevrolet

MILFORD, Ohio, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Subcompact cars came about as a response to fuel shortages more than a few decades ago. They were tiny and cramped. They also had the performance of an empty soup can being thrown down the road. Those days are wonderfully long gone thanks to recent innovations in engine technology, but mostly driven by customer demand. People that are interested in subcompact cars now are looking for an inexpensive vehicle that does not feel cheap and has the style and performance that can match their personalities. Mike Castrucci Chevrolet is happy to have such a vehicle. And as a service to their customers they are providing a head-to-head comparison of the 2013 Chevy Sonic vs. the 2013 Kia Rio.


This new crop of subcompact cars are dead set on dispelling the myths about themselves. For instance, it once may have been true that taller drivers or passengers would have to limber up before getting in a vehicle like the Chevy Sonic that is not true anymore. Chevrolet designers have gone out of their way to make sure the 2013 Chevy Sonic for sale at Mike Castrucci Chevrolet has an interior that will be comfortable for those taller than six feet. In addition to plenty of leg and headroom in the Chevy Sonic, the materials that make up the interior of the Chevy Sonic give the car a distinctly big car feel and there are plenty of soft touch materials throughout the cabin.

Both the 2013 Chevy Sonic and the Kia Rio have hatchback versions of themselves available. An advantage of having a hatchback over that of a sedan design is increased storage space, especially when the rear seats are folded down. In that particular configuration, the 2013 Chevy Sonic will have 30.9 cubic feet of cargo space available.

The 2013 Chevy Sonic is powered by 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine than is rated for 138-horsepower and 148 foot-pounds of torque. This means that when the transmission is engaged, the Chevy Sonic will all but fly off the line and provide an exhilarating driving experience not often seen in the subcompact car segment. The Kia Rio's engine offers the same amount horsepower but not as much torque, dampening the potential for driving excitement.

Mike Castrucci Chevrolet is happy to have a deep inventory of the 2013 Chevy Sonic for sale. Interested parties can view the entire inventory at Anyone with inquiries about availability or would like to set up a test drive should call (877) 405-7431. The Mike Castrucci Chevrolet showroom is located at 1099 Lila Avenue, Milford, OH 45150.

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