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2dr Cpe Man quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 2dr Cpe Man quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 2dr Cpe Man quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 2dr Cpe Man quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • 2dr Cpe Auto quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 2dr Cpe Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 2dr Cpe Auto quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto quattro 2.0T Prestige
Base
  • Base
  • Journey
  • x AWD
  • Journey
  • Base
  • x AWD
  • Journey
  • Sport Appearance Edition
  • Sport 6MT
  • x AWD
  • x Sport Appearance Edition
  • Sport 6MT
  • Limited Edition
  • x Limited Edition
  • Base
  • IPL 6MT
  • Sport 6MT
  • IPL
  • Limited Edition
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan SULEV
  • Sedan South Africa
  • Sedan SULEV South Africa
  • Sedan
  • Sedan SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Coupe SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Coupe SULEV
  • Sedan
  • Sedan South Africa
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible

Prices

MSRP $36,900 $32,000 $34,600
Invoice $34,318 $29,575 $31,830
Avg. Paid $24,598 $17,389 $21,002

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.4 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.6 9.0 9.6
Performance 8.0 8.9 9.4
Interior 8.0 8.6 7.9
Operating Cost 7.7 7.9 7.4
Safety N/A 9.0 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Upscale interior
  • Good handling
  • Convertible top occupies little space when stowed
  • Great handling
  • Upscale interior
  • Potent engines
  • Fantastic handling
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Strong safety ratings
Cons
  • Low reliability score for the class
  • Cramped back seat
  • Rivals are more powerful
  • Cramped back seat in coupe and convertible
  • Low safety ratings for the class
  • Cramped back seat
  • Low reliability score for the class

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/121.1 Gas V6 2.5L/152 Gas I6 3.0L/183
MPG 21 City / 31 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.3 112.2 108.7
Length, Overall (in) 182.1 187.9 178.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 69.8 71.5
Height, Overall (in) 54.0 57.2 55.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3583 3534 3362

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
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional
Keyless Start Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
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 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 84.0 99.0 93.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 40.5 38.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 43.9 41.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 55.6 55.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.1 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.0 37.7 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 34.7 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 55.2 55.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.2 13.5 12.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Optional
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
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas I6
Displacement 2.0L/121.1 2.5L/152 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 211 @ 4300-6000 218 @ 6400 230 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500-4200 187 @ 4800 200 @ 2750
Transmission Manual Automatic w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 37.4 35.4 36.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 20.0 16.1

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Double Wishbone Double Pivot
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal Independent Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Dive w/Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

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