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4dr Sdn Man DE
  • 4dr Sdn Man DE
  • 4dr Sdn CVT DE
  • 4dr Sdn Man ES
  • 4dr Sdn CVT ES
  • 4dr Sdn Man GTS
  • 5dr Sportback Man GTS
  • 4dr Sdn CVT GTS
  • 5dr Sportback CVT GTS
  • 4dr Sdn Ralliart
  • 5dr Sportback Ralliart
2.5i 4-Door Automatic
  • 2.5i 4-Door Manual
  • 2.5i 4-Door Automatic
  • 2.5i Premium 4-Door Manual
  • 2.5i Premium 4-Door Manual with Special Edition Package
  • 2.5i Premium 4-Door Automatic 4
  • 2.5i Premium 5-Door Manual with Special Edition Package
  • 2.5i Premium 4-Door Automatic 4 with Special Edition Package
  • 2.5i Premium 5-Door Automatic with Special Edition Package
  • 2.5i Premium 4-Door Automatic 4 with Navigation and Power Moonroof
  • 2.5i Premium 5-Door Automatic with Navigation and Power Moonroof
  • 2.5 4-Door Automatic GT
4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Sport
  • 5dr HB Man s Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Sport
  • 5dr HB Auto s Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man s Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $14,790 $18,495 $15,345
Invoice $14,090 $17,651 $14,387
Avg. Paid $8,880 $12,218 $9,281

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 7.4 8.4
Critics' Rating 7.9 8.1 9.5
Performance 7.6 8.0 8.7
Interior 7.1 7.2 8.5
Operating Cost 7.8 7.8 8.0
Safety 9.1 9.3 9.3
Reliability 2.0 2.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Hatchback has good cargo space
  • Strong safety scores
  • Many standard safety features
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Good handling and engine power
  • Many standard safety features and high safety scores
  • Outstanding performance
  • Quality interior
  • Good safety scores
Cons
  • Few standard interior features
  • Sluggish base engine
  • Poor interior quality
  • Poor gas mileage for the class
  • Below-average reliability score
  • Below-average reliability rating
  • Divisive smiling front grille
  • Cramped second-row seats

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas Flat 4-Cyl 2.5L/150 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 22 City / 31 Hwy 20 City / 26 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.7 103.1 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 180.0 180.3 180.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 68.5 69.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 58.1 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2911 3120 2868

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93.5 87.6 94.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.6 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.9 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.7 54.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.3 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 36.7 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 33.0 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 52.9 54.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 51.9 52.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.3 11.0 11.8

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat 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 On/Off Switch 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

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
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.5L/150 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 152 @ 6000 170 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 146 @ 4250 170 @ 4400 135 @ 4500
Transmission Manual Automatic Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 32.8 35.4 17.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 26 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6 16.9 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper A-Arm w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard