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Hatchback
  • Hatchback
3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.6L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
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  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium

Prices

MSRP $32,300 $40,280 $35,345
Invoice $30,040 $38,669 $33,401
Avg. Paid $18,730 $18,039 $20,235

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 9.4 9.0
Critics' Rating 8.9 9.8 8.9
Performance 8.5 9.5 8.9
Interior 8.9 8.0 8.3
Operating Cost 7.7 8.9 7.7
Safety 9.6 9.6 10.0
Reliability 3.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Balanced handling and comfortable ride
  • High-quality interior
  • Good fuel economy
  • High safety score
  • Good handling
  • High-tech, futuristic interior
  • Nimble handling
  • Capable engines
  • Upscale interior
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Low reliability score for the class
  • Less powerful than many rivals
  • Limited trunk space
  • Only seats four
  • Limited cargo space
  • Base front seats may not be comfortable for some

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/121 Electric/Gas I4 1.4L/85 Gas V6 3.0L/183
MPG 23 City / 30 Hwy 35 City / 40 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.6 105.7 113.4
Length, Overall (in) 185.2 177.1 191.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 70.4 72.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 56.6 58.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3527 3781 3849

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start 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 Standard Optional Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard 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 Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 91 90.0 98.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 37.8 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.0 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 56.5 56.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 36.0 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 34.1 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 53.9 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.2 53.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.0 10.6 13.6

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Optional 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
Rear Body Air Bag 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 Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Electric/Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.4L/85 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 211 @ 5300-6000 - TBD - 270 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500-4200 - TBD - 223 @ 5700
Transmission CVT Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 37.4 36.0 35.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
Plug-In Electric/Gas Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 35 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 40 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 9.3 18.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front 4-Link MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal Link Compound Crank Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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