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4dr Sdn Man FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Man FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Man FWD w/Moonroof
  • 4dr Sdn Auto FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Auto FWD w/Moonroof
  • 4dr Sdn Auto R-Design FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Auto R-Design FWD w/Moonroof
  • 4dr Sdn Man R-Design AWD
  • 4dr Sdn Man R-Design AWD w/Moonroof
  • 4dr Sdn Auto R-Design AWD
  • 4dr Sdn Auto R-Design AWD 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
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

Prices

MSRP $26,200 $27,270 $24,100
Invoice $24,628 $25,361 $22,654
Avg. Paid $13,456 $15,645 $13,307

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 8.2 8.1
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.5 8.2
Performance 7.6 8.9 7.9
Interior 7.8 8.2 7.9
Operating Cost 7.8 7.9 N/A
Safety 8.9 10.0 10.0
Reliability 2.0 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Many standard interior features
  • Good reliability rating
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Excellent performance from base engine
  • Great fuel economy with the diesel engine
  • High-quality interior
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Good gas mileage
  • Best-in-class safety and reliability ratings
  • Many standard interior features
Cons
  • Cramped rear row
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Low reliability score
  • Tight second-row seats  
  • Navigation makes controls confusing
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Little cargo space for a hatchback

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I5 2.4L/149 Gas I4 2.0L/121 Turbochanged Gas I5 2.5L/154
MPG 21 City / 29 Hwy 21 City / 30 Hwy 21 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door HB 2 Door Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 101.5 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 176.2 169.0 167.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 77.4 70.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 56.0 57.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3273 3219 3201

Tires & Wheels

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

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 Standard Optional
HID headlights Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Optional
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional 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 5 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 92 89 89
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.3 38.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.2 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 54.4 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD - 54.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.0 37.8
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 34.8 34.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 52.8 51.3
Second Hip Room (in) 50.7 - TBD - 45.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 39.0 20.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.3

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Optional
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 Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Optional Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch 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 Optional

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4 Turbochanged Gas I5
Displacement 2.4L/149 2.0L/121 2.5L/154
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 168 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000 227 @ 5000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 4400 207 @ 1800-5000 236 @ 1500 - 5000
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 34.9 35.1 38.1

Fuel

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

Suspension

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

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard