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4dr HB SV
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  • 4dr HB SL
  • 4dr HB SL-e
Hatchback
  • Hatchback
FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid Premium
 

Prices

MSRP $32,780 $40,280 $29,120
Invoice $31,394 $38,669 $27,052
Avg. Paid $13,412 $18,039 $20,208

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 9.4 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.9 9.8 8.0
Performance 8.0 9.5 7.4
Interior 8.0 8.0 7.4
Operating Cost 9.2 8.9 8.7
Safety 9.3 9.6 10.0
Reliability 3.0 5.0 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Many standard interior features
  • Good safety ratings
  • Drives like a gas-only car
  • Good handling
  • High-tech, futuristic interior
  • Great fuel economy
  • Impressive list of standard features
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Class-leading safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Cramped second-row seats
  • Little cargo space
  • Sloppy steering
  • Only seats four
  • Limited cargo space
  • Lackluster performance
  • Bland interior styling

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Electric Electric/Gas I4 1.4L/85 Gas/Electric I4 1.8L/110
MPG N/A 35 City / 40 Hwy 43 City / 40 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Hatchback 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 105.7 102.4
Length, Overall (in) 175.0 177.1 170.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 70.4 69.5
Height, Overall (in) 61.0 56.6 56.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3366 3781 3130

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
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.) 98.3 90.0 86.0
Front Head Room (in) 41.2 37.8 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.0 42.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 56.5 54.0
Front Hip Room (in) 51.5 53.7 53.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 36.0 37.0
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 34.1 32.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 53.9 52.6
Second Hip Room (in) 50.0 51.2 51.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 24.0 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.6

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 Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Hard Disk Drive Standard

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Standard
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat 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 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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Engine Type Electric Electric/Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 1.4L/85 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 107 @ - TBD - - TBD - 134 Combined
Torque (Net @ RPM) 207 @ - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Transmission Automatic Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter 34.1 36.0 34.2

Fuel

Electric Fuel System Standard
Hybrid Fuel Standard
Plug-In Electric/Gas Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 35 43
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 40
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.3 11.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Compound Crank Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
1-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard