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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
LX Manual Sedan
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Sedan
  • LX-P Manual Sedan
  • LX-S Manual Coupe
  • LX-P Automatic Sedan
  • LX-S Automatic Coupe
  • EX Manual Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX Automatic Sedan
  • EX Automatic Coupe
  • EX-L Manual Sedan
  • EX-L Manual Coupe
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe
  • EX V6 Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L V6 Manual Coupe
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Coupe
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Coupe with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $21,750 $19,035 $20,905
Invoice $20,392 $17,707 $18,965
Avg. Paid $11,566 $9,089 $10,897

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.8 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.7 8.9 9.4
Performance 8.4 7.9 8.2
Interior 7.7 8.2 8.6
Operating Cost 7.9 7.6 7.9
Safety 9.3 9.6 9.8
Reliability 2.0 5.0 3.0

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
  • Exceptional safety scores
  • Roomy interior
  • Sporty performance
Cons
  • Cramped back seat
  • Rubbery shifter with manual transmission
  • Tiny trunk in coupe
  • Poor reliability score
  • Interior ergonomics received mixed reviews
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Trunk is smaller than rivals’
  • Cluttered center stack
  • Available navigation system is confusing

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/- TBD - Gas I4 2.3L/140 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 23 City / 32 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.3 107.4 110.2
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 190.2 194.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 80.1 72.7
Height, Overall (in) 55.3 57.2 58.1

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 Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3076 3181 3230

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
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional Standard
Keyless Start 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
Trip Computer Standard
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 Optional Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
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.) 89.7 100.4 106.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 38.7 41.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.3 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 57.4 58.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.2 54.0 56.6
Second Head Room (in) 35.6 37.8 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 37.2 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 56.5 56.4
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6 53.3 54.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 7.4 15.8 14.0

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
Dual Zone A/C Optional
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
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 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
Electronic Stability Control Optional Standard
Auto-On Headlights Optional
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Optional Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/- TBD - 2.3L/140 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 175 @ 5600 160 @ 6250 177 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 180 @ 3900 156 @ 4250 161 @ 4300
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Manual
Turning diameter 34.7 38.7 37.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 29 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 17.5 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent double wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bars
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bars

Transmission

Automatic Optional
5-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.