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4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
4dr Sdn I4 Man GLS
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Man GLS
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Auto GLS PZEV
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Man SE *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Auto SE PZEV
  • 4dr Sdn V6 Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn V6 Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Auto Limited
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Auto Limited PZEV
  • 4dr Sdn V6 Auto Limited
LX Manual Sedan
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Sedan
  • LX-P Manual Sedan
  • LX-S Manual Coupe
  • LX-P Automatic Sedan
  • LX-S Automatic Coupe
  • EX Manual Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX Automatic Sedan
  • EX Automatic Coupe
  • EX-L Manual Sedan
  • EX-L Manual Coupe
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe
  • EX V6 Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L V6 Manual Coupe
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Coupe
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Coupe with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $18,550 $18,700 $20,905
Invoice $17,601 $17,922 $18,965
Avg. Paid $9,012 $8,232 $11,171

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.1 8.4
Critics' Rating 9.1 8.8 9.4
Performance 8.7 7.6 8.2
Interior 8.2 8.4 8.6
Operating Cost 7.8 8.1 8.0
Safety 9.8 9.1 9.8
Reliability 2.0 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Excellent handling
  • Cavernous cabin and trunk
  • Stand-out styling
  • Good fuel economy
  • High safety scores
  • Large, premium interior
  • Exceptional safety scores
  • Roomy interior
  • Sporty performance
Cons
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Slightly underpowered base engine
  • Some reviewers complained of cheap interior materials
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Bland styling
  • Unrefined five-speed automatic
  • Some complaints of a soft suspension
  • Trunk is smaller than rivals’
  • Cluttered center stack
  • Available navigation system is confusing

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 20 City / 29 Hwy 21 City / 32 Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.8 107.4 110.2
Length, Overall (in) 193.7 188.9 194.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 72.1 72.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 58.0 58.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3258 3292 3230

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 101.9 105.4 106.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.1 41.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.7 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.4 58.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 55.5 56.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 38.2 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 37.4 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 56.9 56.4
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 55.3 54.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.6 16.3 14.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
Cassette Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
ABS Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.4L/144 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 6000 175 @ 6000 177 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 167 @ 4000 168 @ 4000 161 @ 4300
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 35.4 35.8 37.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 32 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 17.7 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Independent E-Type Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Wishbone Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard