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5dr Wgn Man
  • 5dr Wgn Man
  • 5dr Wgn Man +
  • 5dr Wgn Auto +
  • 5dr Wgn Auto !
  • 5dr Wgn Auto Sport
5dr Wgn I4 Manual 1.8 Base
  • 5dr Wgn I4 Manual 1.8 Base
  • 5dr Wgn I4 Manual 1.8 S
  • 5dr Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 S
  • 5dr Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 SL
  • 5dr Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 S Krom Edition
5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Man Release Series 8.0 (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man Release Series 8.0 (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man Release Series 8.0 (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto Release Series 8.0 (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto Release Series 8.0 (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto Release Series 8.0 (SE)

Prices

MSRP $13,300 $14,740 $16,000
Invoice $13,040 $14,221 $15,200
Avg. Paid $10,423 $9,987 $12,364

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 7.9 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.4 8.2 8.5
Performance 7.2 7.2 7.6
Interior 8.5 7.9 7.5
Operating Cost 8.2 8.4 8.1
Safety 9.3 9.7 10.0
Reliability 3.5 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Roomy seats
  • Excellent safety scores
  • Well-made interior
  • Excellent crash test scores
  • Good maneuverability
  • Comfortable seats
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Good reliability rating
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • Overall cargo space competitive with compact SUVs
Cons
  • Subpar performance
  • Little cargo space with all seats in use
  • Lackluster performance
  • Low fuel economy ratings for the class
  • Suffers from too much body lean

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.6L/97 Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 26 City / 31 Hwy 25 City / 30 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 5 Door Wagon 5-Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 100.4 99.6 102.4
Length, Overall (in) 161.6 156.7 167.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 66.7 69.3
Height, Overall (in) 63.4 65.0 63.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2560 2789 3027

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Optional
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 102.3 97.7 110.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 42.6 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.4 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 52.2 55.8
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 48.8 52.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 40.2 41.2
Second Leg Room (in) 39.0 35.5 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 52.4 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 47.6 46.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 11.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 53.4 58.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 19.3 11.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat 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
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/97 1.8L/110 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 122 @ 6300 122 @ 5200 158 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 115 @ 4200 127 @ 4800 162 @ 4000
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.4 33.4 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 30 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 13.2 14.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Bar Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard 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.