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4-door LS
  • 4-door LS
  • 4-door LT 1LT
  • 4-door LT 2LT
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 2dr Cpe SE
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 2dr Cpe SES
  • 4dr Sdn SES
  • 4dr Sdn SEL
3dr HB Man (Natl)
  • 3dr HB Man (Natl)
  • 3dr HB Man (GS)
  • 3dr HB Man (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (SE)
  • 3dr HB Auto (Natl)
  • 3dr HB Auto (GS)
  • 3dr HB Auto (SE)
  • 5dr HB Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Auto (GS)
  • 5dr HB Auto (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (SE)
  • 3dr HB Man S (Natl)
  • 3dr HB Man S (GS)
  • 3dr HB Man S (SE)
  • 3dr HB Auto S (Natl)
  • 3dr HB Auto S (GS)
  • 3dr HB Auto S (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (SE)
  • 5dr HB Auto S (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Auto S (GS)
  • 5dr HB Auto S (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (SE)

Prices

MSRP $11,965 $15,520 $12,205
Invoice $11,427 $14,574 $11,595
Avg. Paid $5,825 $7,700 $7,273

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.6 7.6 7.9
Critics' Rating 6.8 7.7 7.1
Performance 6.7 7.6 7.0
Interior 7.4 7.7 6.8
Operating Cost 8.2 8.2 8.4
Safety 7.3 8.6 8.5
Reliability 2.0 3.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good passenger space for a subcompact
  • Class-competitive cargo space
  • Good fuel economy
  • Good fuel economy
  • High-tech available infotainment system
  • Plenty of trunk space
  • Above-average safety score
  • Outstanding reliability rating
  • Good gas mileage
  • Navigates cities easily
Cons
  • Slow acceleration
  • Few standard safety and interior features
  • Among the worst reliability and safety scores in the class
  • Engine may not be powerful enough for some shoppers
  • Uncomfortable back seat
  • Base model lacks interior features
  • Passenger seats are cramped
  • Below-average safety score

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Fuel/Engine Gas 4-Cylinder 1.6L/97.5 Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 1.5L/91
MPG 27 City / 34 Hwy 24 City / 35 Hwy 29 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 3 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 97.6 102.9 96.9
Length, Overall (in) 169.7 175.0 150.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.3 67.8 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 58.7 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Optional
Power Windows Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2568 2623 2295

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
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Optional
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Optional Optional
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Optional
Power Door Locks Optional
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Optional
Power Passenger Mirror Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.2 93.4 84.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.2 39.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.7 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 53.4 51.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6 50.4 50.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 38.3 37.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 36.1 33.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.6 50.4
Second Hip Room (in) 52.8 50.9 46.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 25.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.4 13.8

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split 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
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas 4-Cylinder Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/97.5 2.0L/121 1.5L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 106 @ 6400 140 @ 6000 106 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 105 @ 3800 136 @ 4250 103 @ 4200
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 33.0 34.2 30.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 35 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12 13.0 11.1

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front McPherson strut MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion beam Independent SLA Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/coil springs w/Stabilizer bars w/stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

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