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4dr Man S Sedan
  • 4dr Man S Sedan
  • 4dr Auto S Sedan
  • 4dr Man SE Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SE Sedan
  • 4dr Man Wolfsburg Sedan
  • 4dr Man TDI Sedan
  • 4dr Man TDI Loyal Sedan
  • 4dr DSG Wolfsburg Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SEL Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI Loyal Sedan
DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Manual Coupe
  • DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Coupe
  • DX-VP Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Sedan
  • DX-VP Automatic Sedan
  • LX Manual Coupe
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Coupe
  • LX-S Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Sedan
  • LX-S Automatic Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX Manual Sedan
  • EX Automatic Coupe
  • EX Automatic Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe with Leather
  • EX-L Manual Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • EX Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Leather
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan
  • Si Manual Coupe
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires
  • EX Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan
  • Si Manual Sedan with Summer Tires
  • EX Manual Coupe with Navigation & Leather
  • EX-L Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Navigation & Leather
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation & Summer Tires
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation and Summer Tires
4dr Sdn Man (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (SE)
  • 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)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LE (SE)
  • 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 $17,515 $15,505 $15,350
Invoice $16,863 $14,296 $14,352
Avg. Paid $8,628 $8,903 $9,241

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.4 8.1
Critics' Rating 9.0 9.5 8.2
Performance 8.4 8.3 7.7
Interior 8.7 8.2 7.4
Operating Cost 8.0 8.2 8.2
Safety 9.0 9.3 8.9
Reliability 2.0 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great interior quality
  • Many standard interior and safety features
  • Plenty of engine power
  • Large trunk
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Above-average reliability rating
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Quality interior
  • Smooth, quiet ride
  • Comfortable seating
  • More standard features than the competition
  • Well-constructed interior
  • Good reliability and safety ratings
Cons
  • Poor reliability
  • Fuel economy on base model is lower than competitors’
  • Tight second row
  • Few standard features on base model
  • 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 I5 2.5L/151 Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 1.8L/110
MPG 21 City / 30 Hwy 26 City / 34 Hwy 26 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.5 106.3 102.4
Length, Overall (in) 179.3 176.7 178.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 69.0 69.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 56.5 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3230 2630 2723

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional
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 Standard Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional 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 Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 91 90.9 92.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 39.4 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.2 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 53.7 54.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.9 53.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.4 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 34.6 36.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 52.4 54.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.0 43.9
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.0 12.0 16.6

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Heated Passenger Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat 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 Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/151 1.8L/110 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5700 140 @ 6300 132 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 4250 128 @ 4300 128 @ 4400
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.8 34.8 35.6

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 34 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2 13.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard