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  • FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid Premium
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual with Technology Package
  • Automatic with Technology Package
  • V6 Automatic
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Prices

MSRP $32,780 $29,120 $29,610
Invoice $31,394 $27,052 $27,634
Avg. Paid $13,412 $20,208 $18,938

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.4 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.9 8.0 8.4
Performance 8.0 7.4 7.6
Interior 8.0 7.4 8.2
Operating Cost 9.2 8.7 8.0
Safety 9.3 10.0 10.0
Reliability 3.0 4.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Many standard interior features
  • Good safety ratings
  • Drives like a gas-only car
  • Great fuel economy
  • Impressive list of standard features
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Class-leading safety and reliability scores
  • Well-equipped, high-quality interior
  • Best-in-class reliability and safety scores
  • Good fuel economy with the base engine
Cons
  • Cramped second-row seats
  • Little cargo space
  • Sloppy steering
  • Lackluster performance
  • Bland interior styling
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Cramped back seat

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Electric Gas/Electric I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG N/A 43 City / 40 Hwy 21 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Hatchback 4 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 102.4 106.4
Length, Overall (in) 175.0 170.1 185.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 69.5 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 61.0 56.7 56.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3366 3130 3400

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
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release 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 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98.3 86.0 94.5
Front Head Room (in) 41.2 38.9 37.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.1 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 54.0 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) 51.5 53.1 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.0 37.0
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 32.9 34.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 52.6 56.1
Second Hip Room (in) 50.0 51.8 54.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 24.0 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.0

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger 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
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Engine Type Electric Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 107 @ - TBD - 134 Combined 201 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 207 @ - TBD - - TBD - 172 @ 4300
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Turning diameter 34.1 34.2 36.7

Fuel

Electric Fuel System Standard
Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 43 21 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 29 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Double-Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs Multi-link

Transmission

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

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.