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4dr Sdn S
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  • 2dr Cpe SE
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  • 4dr Sdn SES
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4dr Sdn Man GLS
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  • 4dr Sdn Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn Auto GLS PZEV
  • 4dr Sdn Man SE
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SE
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  • 4dr Sdn Man (GS)
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  • 4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (GS)
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  • 4dr Sdn Man S (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LE (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LE (GS)
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  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XLE (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XLE (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XLE (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Man XRS (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man XRS (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man XRS (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XRS (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XRS (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XRS (SE)

Prices

MSRP $15,520 $14,120 $15,350
Invoice $14,574 $13,735 $14,352
Avg. Paid $8,286 $7,814 $9,241

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.4 8.1
Critics' Rating 7.7 9.0 8.2
Performance 7.6 7.5 7.7
Interior 7.7 8.2 7.4
Operating Cost 8.1 8.2 8.2
Safety 8.6 8.4 8.9
Reliability 3.0 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good fuel economy
  • High-tech available infotainment system
  • Plenty of trunk space
  • Above-average safety score
  • Comfortable, spacious seats
  • High reliability score
  • Good gas mileage
  • Comfortable seating
  • More standard features than the competition
  • Well-constructed interior
  • Good reliability and safety ratings
Cons
  • Engine may not be powerful enough for some shoppers
  • Uncomfortable back seat
  • Below-average safety ratings
  • Not as sporty as the competition

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 1.8L/110
MPG 24 City / 35 Hwy 24 City / 33 Hwy 26 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.9 104.3 102.4
Length, Overall (in) 175.0 177.4 178.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.8 69.9 69.3
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 58.3 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2623 2723 2723

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93.4 97.9 92.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 40.0 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 43.5 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 55.6 54.8
Front Hip Room (in) 50.4 54.2 53.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 37.6 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 35.0 36.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 55.1 54.6
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 54.0 43.9
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.8 14.2 16.6

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard 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 Optional Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Optional Optional
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Optional Optional
Emergency Trunk Release 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 2.0L/121 2.0L/121 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 140 @ 6000 138 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 136 @ 4250 136 @ 4600 128 @ 4400
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.2 33.9 35.6

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 33 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.0 14 13.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bars MacPherson Strut Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

Automatic Optional
4-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard