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2dr Cpe I4 Man 2.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Man 2.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5 S
  • 2dr Cpe I4 Man 2.5 S
  • 2dr Cpe I4 CVT 2.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn V6 Man 3.5 SE
  • 4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 SE
  • 2dr Cpe V6 Man 3.5 SE
  • 2dr Cpe V6 CVT 3.5 SE
  • 4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 SL
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 $21,750 $19,035 $23,375
Invoice $20,392 $17,707 $21,758
Avg. Paid $11,566 $9,089 $11,469

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.8 8.7
Critics' Rating 8.7 8.9 9.1
Performance 8.4 7.9 7.4
Interior 7.7 8.2 7.3
Operating Cost 7.9 7.6 8.6
Safety 9.3 9.6 8.7
Reliability 2.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Sport-sedan handling
  • Ample engine power
  • Competitive fuel economy
  • Sporty styling
  • 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
  • Cramped back seat
  • Rubbery shifter with manual transmission
  • Tiny trunk in coupe
  • Poor reliability score
  • 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 Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/- TBD - Gas I4 2.3L/140 Gas/Electric I4 1.5L/91
MPG 23 City / 32 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy 48 City / 45 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Liftback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.3 107.4 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 190.2 175.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 80.1 67.9
Height, Overall (in) 55.3 57.2 58.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3076 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 Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional Standard
HID headlights Optional
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional 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 Optional Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 89.7 100.4 96.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 38.7 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.3 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 57.4 55.0
Front Hip Room (in) 54.2 54.0 51.0
Second Head Room (in) 35.6 37.8 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 37.2 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 56.5 52.9
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6 53.3 51.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 7.4 15.8

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver 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 Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 2.5L/- TBD - 2.3L/140 1.5L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 175 @ 5600 160 @ 6250 76 @ 5000/67 @ 1200 - 1540
Torque (Net @ RPM) 180 @ 3900 156 @ 4250 82 @ 4200/295 @ 0 - 1200
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual CVT
Turning diameter 34.7 38.7 34.1

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20 48
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 29 45
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 17.5 11.9

Suspension

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

Transmission

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