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2dr Cpe Man
  • 2dr Cpe Man
  • 2dr Cpe Auto
Base
  • Base
  • Journey
  • Sport 6MT
  • x AWD
  • Base
  • Journey
  • Sport 6MT
  • x AWD
Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Sedan SULEV
  • Sedan
  • Sedan SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Coupe SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Coupe SULEV
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible SULEV
  • Convertible

Prices

MSRP $40,700 $35,900 $36,500
Invoice $37,852 $33,169 $33,580
Avg. Paid $22,140 $18,395 $15,992

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.0 8.0
Critics' Rating 9.3 9.3 9.8
Performance 8.3 9.0 9.3
Interior 8.4 8.5 8.0
Operating Cost 7.0 7.5 7.1
Safety N/A 9.6 9.0
Reliability 3.0 2.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-quality interior
  • Agile handling
  • Athletic handling
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Refined interior
  • Smooth manual transmission
  • Sporty, composed handling
  • Refined engine options
Cons
  • Mediocre reliability score
  • Competitors offer better performance
  • Only seats four
  • Below-average reliability and safety scores
  • Convertible top limits trunk space
  • Finicky iDrive system
  • Poor reliability rating

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.2L/195 Gas V6 3.7L/225 Gas I6 3.0L/183
MPG 16 City / 27 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.3 112.2 108.7
Length, Overall (in) 182.1 183.1 180.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 71.8 70.2
Height, Overall (in) 54.0 54.8 54.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard
Panoramic Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Standard Standard
Sunroof Wind Deflector Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3682 3633 3351

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
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 4 4 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 84.0 85.0 88.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.4 37.1
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 43.8 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 53.7 55.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.4 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.0 34.5 36.1
Second Leg Room (in) - TBD - 29.8 33.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.7 51.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 48.2 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.1 7.4 11.1

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional
Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional
Seat Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Optional 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
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas I6
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.7L/225 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 265 @ 6500 330 @ 7000 230 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 243 @ 3250-5000 270 @ 5200 200 @ 2750
Transmission Manual Automatic w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 37.4 36.1 36.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 20 15.9

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front 5-link Double Wishbone Double Pivot
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal Independent Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/anti-dive w/Stabilizer bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
7-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard