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2dr Conv Manual Komfort SULEV
  • 2dr Conv Manual Komfort SULEV
  • 2dr Conv DSG Komfort SULEV
  • 2dr Conv Lux SULEV
2dr Conv Auto
  • 2dr Conv Auto
4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD
  • 2dr Conv Man
  • 2dr Conv Auto
  • 2dr Conv

Prices

MSRP $32,940 $39,950 $33,295
Invoice $31,622 $37,553 $29,966
Avg. Paid $17,709 $22,058 $22,336

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 7.3 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.4 7.5 8.1
Performance 8.2 7.3 7.9
Interior 8.1 8.3 7.5
Operating Cost 7.9 7.7 7.8
Safety 10.0 N/A 9.5
Reliability 2.5 2.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-quality interior
  • Comfortable handling
  • Numerous standard features
  • Good fuel economy
  • Upscale cabin
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Outstanding safety ratings
  • Refined handling
  • High-quality interior
  • Excellent reliability score
Cons
  • Cramped back seat and small trunk
  • Underpowered
  • Suspension too soft for some
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Limited trunk space with top stowed
  • Uninspiring performance
  • Cramped interior
  • Not the most athletic sport sedan

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Turbocharged Gas I5 2.5L/154 Gas V6 2.5L/152
MPG 21 City / 31 Hwy 19 City / 28 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.5 103.9 107.4
Length, Overall (in) 173.6 181.7 180.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 72.3 70.9
Height, Overall (in) 56.8 55.1 56.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Hardtop Standard Standard
Sun/Moon Roof Standard
Panoramic Roof Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3474 3837 3455

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
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 Optional
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
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 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
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 77.4 84 88.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.5 38.2 37.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.3 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 53.6 54.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.1 54.1
Second Head Room (in) 35.8 36.4 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 32.5 33.9 30.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 41.5 47.0 52.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 41.5 53.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 6.6-10.5 12.8 13.0

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag 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 Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I5 Gas V6
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/154 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 5100-6000 227 @ 5000 204 @ 6400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 207 @ 1800-5000 236 @ 1500 - 5000 185 @ 4800
Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 35.8 38.7 33.5

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.9 17.1

Suspension

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

Transmission

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