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4dr Auto Komfort FWD Sedan
  • 4dr Auto Komfort FWD Sedan
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 $28,300 $19,035 $23,375
Invoice $26,436 $17,707 $21,758
Avg. Paid $10,097 $9,089 $11,469

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 8.8 8.7
Critics' Rating 8.2 8.9 9.1
Performance 8.0 7.9 7.4
Interior 8.3 8.2 7.3
Operating Cost 7.5 7.6 8.6
Safety 8.9 9.6 8.7
Reliability 2.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-end, comfortable interior
  • Well-rounded performance
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick
  • 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
  • Low reliability rating
  • Bad fuel economy
  • Road noise can be intrusive
  • 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 Turbocharged I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 2.3L/140 Gas/Electric I4 1.5L/91
MPG 19 City / 29 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy 48 City / 45 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Liftback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.7 107.4 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 188.2 190.2 175.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 80.1 67.9
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 57.2 58.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3344 3181 2932

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
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Standard Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers 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
HID headlights Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard 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 Standard Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 96.3 100.4 96.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 38.7 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.3 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 57.4 55.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.0 51.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 37.2 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.5 52.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.3 51.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.2 15.8

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.3L/140 1.5L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 5100-6000 160 @ 6250 76 @ 5000/67 @ 1200 - 1540
Torque (Net @ RPM) 207 @ 1800-5000 156 @ 4250 82 @ 4200/295 @ 0 - 1200
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual CVT
Turning diameter 35.8 38.7 34.1

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20 48
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29 45
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 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 Strut w/Stabilizer bars w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link w/Stabilizer bars w/Stabilizer bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Optional
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard