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4dr Sdn SE *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn SE *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn SXT *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn R/T *Ltd Avail*
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 $20,515 $19,035 $23,375
Invoice $18,994 $17,707 $21,758
Avg. Paid $8,629 $9,089 $11,469

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.7 8.8 8.7
Critics' Rating 6.3 8.9 9.1
Performance 6.5 7.9 7.4
Interior 7.0 8.2 7.3
Operating Cost 7.9 7.6 8.6
Safety 9.2 9.6 8.7
Reliability 2.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Plenty of passenger room
  • Reasonably well-equipped
  • 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
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Low-rent interior with small trunk
  • Underpowered, loud base engine
  • Weak brakes
  • 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/144 Gas I4 2.3L/140 Gas/Electric I4 1.5L/91
MPG 21 City / 30 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy 48 City / 45 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Liftback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.9 107.4 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 190.9 190.2 175.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 80.1 67.9
Height, Overall (in) 58.9 57.2 58.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3243 3181 2932

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard 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 Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener 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 Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard 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.) 100.5 100.4 96.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.7 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.3 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 57.4 55.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 54.0 51.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 37.8 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 37.2 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.5 52.9
Second Hip Room (in) 53.2 53.3 51.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.4 15.8

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control 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
Driver Lumbar Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat 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 Optional Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Optional
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.3L/140 1.5L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 173 @ 6000 160 @ 6250 76 @ 5000/67 @ 1200 - 1540
Torque (Net @ RPM) 166 @ 4400 156 @ 4250 82 @ 4200/295 @ 0 - 1200
Transmission Automatic Manual CVT
Turning diameter 36.5 38.7 34.1

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20 48
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 29 45
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 17.5 11.9

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Optional
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard