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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
2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man
  • 4dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB DSG
  • 4dr HB DSG
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual with Technology Package
  • Automatic with Technology Package
  • V6 Automatic
  • V6 Automatic with Technology Package

Prices

MSRP $24,100 $23,465 $29,310
Invoice $22,654 $21,885 $27,359
Avg. Paid $13,307 $14,298 $15,827

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.0 7.9
Critics' Rating 8.2 9.2 7.9
Performance 7.9 8.9 7.5
Interior 7.9 9.0 8.3
Operating Cost N/A 7.8 8.0
Safety 10.0 9.0 10.0
Reliability 3.5 2.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good gas mileage
  • Best-in-class safety and reliability ratings
  • Many standard interior features
  • Well-rounded driving dynamics
  • Good gas mileage
  • Spacious, high-quality interior
  • Well-equipped interior
  • Class-leading reliability and safety ratings
Cons
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Little cargo space for a hatchback
  • Poor reliability score
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Weak brakes and unresponsive steering

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbochanged Gas I5 2.5L/154 Gas Turbocharged I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 21 City / 29 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy 20 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door HB 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 101.5 106.4
Length, Overall (in) 167.4 165.8 185.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 70.0 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.0 57.8 56.6

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3201 3034 3415

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard 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 Optional Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Optional Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 89 93.5 94.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 39.3 37.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.2 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.7 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 - TBD - 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.5 37.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 35.5 34.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 54.6 56.1
Second Hip Room (in) 45.1 - TBD - 54.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 20.2 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.6

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional 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 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

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard 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
Engine Type Turbochanged Gas I5 Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.0L/121 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 227 @ 5000 200 @ 5100-6000 201 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 236 @ 1500 - 5000 207 @ 1800-5000 172 @ 4300-4400
Transmission Manual Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 38.1 35.8 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.5 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link Multi-link

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard