Originally Posted by macdiesel
False, it's not the highest trim level and performance wise, not in the same group. The RS just came out. The sonic ltz is a snail compared to other cars you listed. Maybe if chevy came out with a SS model, it would be comparable. And I'm saying SS because the RS has no bump in hp or torque numbers.
I'd be down for a comparo between the other cars you listed.
My mistake. Until the RS made its debut the LTZ was the highest trim level in the Sonic's lineup. Maybe if there's enough feedback GM will consider making a SS trim for the Sonic but until then, I guess the RS will have to do.
As for the Abarth and the Fiesta ST being in different classes,while that it's true if we were in Europe they would be. The thing is-we're not in Europe and as such,both the Abarth and the Fiesta ST would be considered subcompacts here in North America.