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2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man
  • 4dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB DSG
  • 4dr HB DSG
2dr Cpe Man
  • 2dr Cpe Man
  • 2dr Cpe Man w/Moonroof
  • 2dr Cpe Auto
  • 2dr Cpe Auto w/Moonroof
  • 2dr Cpe Man R-Design
  • 2dr Cpe Man R-Design w/Moonroof
  • 2dr Cpe Auto R-Design
  • 2dr Cpe Auto R-Design w/Moonroof
4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus

Prices

MSRP $23,465 $24,100 $27,270
Invoice $21,885 $22,654 $25,361
Avg. Paid $14,781 $13,230 $16,505

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.1 8.2
Critics' Rating 9.2 8.2 8.5
Performance 8.9 7.9 8.9
Interior 9.0 7.9 8.2
Operating Cost 7.9 N/A 8.0
Safety 9.0 10.0 10.0
Reliability 2.0 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Well-rounded driving dynamics
  • Good gas mileage
  • Spacious, high-quality interior
  • Good gas mileage
  • Best-in-class safety and reliability ratings
  • Many standard interior features
  • Excellent performance from base engine
  • Great fuel economy with the diesel engine
  • High-quality interior
  • Outstanding safety scores
Cons
  • Poor reliability score
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Little cargo space for a hatchback
  • Low reliability score
  • Tight second-row seats  
  • Navigation makes controls confusing

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas Turbocharged I4 2.0L/121 Turbochanged Gas I5 2.5L/154 Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 21 City / 31 Hwy 21 City / 29 Hwy 21 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door HB 2 Door Coupe 4 Door HB

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.5 103.9 101.5
Length, Overall (in) 165.8 167.4 169.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.0 70.2 77.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 57.0 56.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3034 3201 3219

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Optional Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Optional Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
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 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93.5 89 89
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.0 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.6 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.7 54.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.3 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.8 37.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 34.2 34.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 51.3 52.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 45.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD - 20.2 39.0

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Optional

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
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Optional

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas Turbocharged I4 Turbochanged Gas I5 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/154 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 5100-6000 227 @ 5000 200 @ 5100-6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 207 @ 1800-5000 236 @ 1500 - 5000 207 @ 1800-5000
Transmission Manual Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.8 38.1 35.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.9 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Four Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Manual Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard