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Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
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
2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man
  • 4dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB DSG
  • 4dr HB DSG
  • 2dr HB Man w/Sunroof
  • 4dr HB Man w/Sunroof
  • 2dr HB DSG w/Sunroof
  • 2dr HB Man w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 4dr HB DSG w/Sunroof
  • 4dr HB Man w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 2dr HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 4dr HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 2dr HB Man Autobahn
  • 4dr HB Man Autobahn
  • 2dr HB DSG Autobahn
  • 4dr HB DSG Autobahn

Prices

MSRP $29,450 $24,700 $23,695
Invoice $27,095 $23,218 $22,747
Avg. Paid $18,944 $15,798 $15,979

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 7.7 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.4 7.8 9.2
Performance 9.1 8.0 9.0
Interior 7.2 8.0 9.2
Operating Cost 7.6 8.0 8.0
Safety N/A 10.0 9.7
Reliability 3.0 2.5 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Outstanding performance
  • High-quality interior
  • R-Design model’s sporty handling
  • Stylish exterior
  • Great safety ratings
  • Ideal performance for driving enthusiasts
  • Great fuel economy
  • Spacious cabin
  • Impressive interior quality
  • Excellent safety scores
Cons
  • Tiny back seat
  • Little cargo space in convertible
  • Low reliability
  • Small back seat
  • Little cargo space for a hatchback
  • Below-average reliability

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I6 3.0L/183 Turbocharged Gas I5 2.5L/154 Gas Turbocharged I4 2.0L/121
MPG 18 City / 28 Hwy 21 City / 29 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe 2 Door HB

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.7 103.9 101.5
Length, Overall (in) 172.2 167.4 165.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.8 70.2 70.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 57.0 57.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3208 3200 3034

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional 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
HID headlights Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Optional Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Optional Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Optional Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 86 89 93.5
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 38.2 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.6 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 54.7 54.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.3 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.8 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 32.1 34.2 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 51.3 53.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 45.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 20.2 46.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.0

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 Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional Standard Standard
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Power Passenger Seat Optional
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 Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I5 Gas Turbocharged I4
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.5L/154 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 230 @ 6500 227 @ 5000 200 @ 5100-6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 2750 236 @ 1500 - 5000 207 @ 1800-5000
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 35.1 38.1 35.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 15.9 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double-Pivot MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard