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2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Auto
  • 4dr HB Auto
  • 2dr HB Man TDI
  • 4dr HB Man TDI
  • 2dr HB DSG TDI
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI
5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Man Release Series 7.0 (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man Release Series 7.0 (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man Release Series 7.0 (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto Release Series 7.0 (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto Release Series 7.0 (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto Release Series 7.0 (SE)
Automatic
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Vehicle Stability Assist and Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Vehicle Stability Assist and Navigation

Prices

MSRP $17,620 $15,850 $15,700
Invoice $16,830 $15,057 $15,148
Avg. Paid $10,807 $11,069 $10,738

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.6 8.6
Critics' Rating 9.2 8.7 9.6
Performance 8.7 7.8 8.4
Interior 8.9 7.5 9.1
Operating Cost 8.2 8.2 8.6
Safety 9.0 9.0 9.3
Reliability 2.0 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Well-made interior
  • Comfortable front and rear seats
  • Engaging performance
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • A lot of standard tech features
  • High safety scores
  • Good reliability rating
  • Fun to drive
  • Spacious rear seats
  • Large cargo area
  • High safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Below-average reliability
  • Low fuel economy ratings
  • Engine lacks passing power
  • Little cargo space with rear seats in use
  • Front-seat passengers may want more legroom
  • Engine could use more power
  • Stability control isn’t standard

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4
MPG 22 City / 30 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy 28 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door HB 4 Door Wagon 5 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.5 102.4 98.4
Length, Overall (in) 165.4 167.3 161.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 69.3 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 64.7 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2968 3020 2575

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
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93 100.8 90.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.0 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 40.7 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.8 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.7 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 41.2 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 38.0 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 54.7 51.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 46.7 51.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD - 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 21.7

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional
Premium Sound System Standard
Entertainment 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 Optional Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
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 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
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control 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 2.4L/144 1.5L/91.4
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5700 158 @ 6000 117 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 4250 162 @ 4000 106 @ 4800
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 35.8 ft 34.8 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 28 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.0 10.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut Macpherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion Beam Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard