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4dr Sdn 2.4 Man GLS
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4 Man GLS
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4 Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4 Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4 Auto Ltd
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4 Auto Ltd w/Wine Int
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Ltd
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Ltd w/Wine Int
5dr HB II (Natl)
  • 5dr HB II (Natl)
  • 5dr HB II (GS)
  • 5dr HB II (SE)
  • 5dr HB III (Natl)
  • 5dr HB III (GS)
  • 5dr HB III (SE)
  • 5dr HB IV (Natl)
  • 5dr HB IV (GS)
  • 5dr HB IV (SE)
  • 5dr HB V (Natl)
  • 5dr HB V (GS)
  • 5dr HB V (SE)
4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $19,395 $23,520 $19,990
Invoice $18,593 $22,108 $18,481
Avg. Paid $12,487 $15,722 $12,042

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.8 8.1
Critics' Rating 9.5 8.9 8.9
Performance 8.2 8.2 8.8
Interior 8.7 8.2 8.2
Operating Cost 8.3 8.8 8.1
Safety 9.6 9.3 9.4
Reliability 2.0 4.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Dramatic styling
  • High safety scores
  • Well-equipped, roomy interior
  • Stellar fuel economy
  • Exceptional reliability rating
  • Versatile interior with lots of cargo space
  • Spacious cabin and trunk
  • Lively handling
  • Sporty styling
Cons
  • Some complaints of inexpensive cloth seat upholstery
  • Some said steering felt artificial
  • Unique exterior may not appeal to all buyers
  • Somewhat underpowered base engine
  • A few cheap interior materials
  • Low safety scores for the class

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas/Electric I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 24 City / 35 Hwy 51 City / 48 Hwy 21 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Liftback 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.0 106.3 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 175.6 193.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 68.7 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 58.7 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3161 3042 3258

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
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 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103.8 93.7 101.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.6 39.4
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 42.5 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 54.9 57.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 52.7 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.6 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 36.0 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 53.1 56.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 51.2 55.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.4 16.6

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
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 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

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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 1.8L/110 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 198 @ 6300 98 @ 5200/80 @ - TBD - 170 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 184 @ 4250 105 @ 4000/153 @ - TBD - 167 @ 4000
Transmission Manual w/OD CVT Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.8 - TBD - 35.4

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 51 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 48 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 11.9 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer bar Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard