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4dr Sdn ES
  • 4dr Sdn ES
  • 4dr Sdn Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Sport V6
  • 4dr Sdn Ralliart
4dr Sdn I4 S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn I4 S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn I4 SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn I4 SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 SE AWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 SEL AWD
5dr HB (Natl)
  • 5dr HB STD (Natl)
  • 5dr HB (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Touring (Natl)

Prices

MSRP $21,249 $19,035 $23,375
Invoice $20,049 $17,707 $21,758
Avg. Paid $8,482 $9,089 $11,469

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.8 8.7
Critics' Rating 7.4 8.9 9.1
Performance 8.3 7.9 7.4
Interior 7.7 8.2 7.3
Operating Cost 7.6 7.6 8.6
Safety 8.9 9.6 8.7
Reliability 4.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Big cabin
  • Comfortable seats
  • Fun-to-drive Ralliart trim
  • Good reliability rating
  • Engaging handling
  • Available AWD
  • Outstanding reliability and safety scores
  • Plenty of passenger and cargo space
  • Superb fuel economy
  • Large interior and cargo area
  • Top reliability rating
Cons
  • No electronic stability control
  • Meager fuel economy
  • Subpar safety scores
  • Interior ergonomics received mixed reviews
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Taller drivers may be uncomfortable
  • Lackluster performance
  • Low safety scores for the class

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/145 Gas I4 2.3L/140 Gas/Electric I4 1.5L/91
MPG 20 City / 27 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy 48 City / 45 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Liftback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.3 107.4 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 191 190.2 175.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 80.1 67.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 57.2 58.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3483 3181 2932

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 101.1 100.4 96.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.7 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.3 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.4 55.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 54.0 51.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.8 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 37.2 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.5 52.9
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 53.3 51.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.3 15.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Optional
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Optional
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row 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
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.3L/140 1.5L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 160 @ 5500 160 @ 6250 76 @ 5000/67 @ 1200 - 1540
Torque (Net @ RPM) 155 @ 4000 156 @ 4250 82 @ 4200/295 @ 0 - 1200
Transmission Sportronic Auto w/OD Manual CVT
Turning diameter 38.1 38.7 34.1

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20 48
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 29 45
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 17.5 11.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent double wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent multi-link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bars w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bars w/Stabilizer bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Optional
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard