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4dr Sdn Base
  • 4dr Sdn Base
  • 4dr Sdn LX
  • 5dr HB Rio5 LX
  • 4dr Sdn SX
  • 5dr HB Rio5 SX
4dr Sdn Man GLS (Alabama Plant) *Ltd Avail*
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  • 4dr Sdn Auto Ltd (Alabama Plant) *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn Auto Ltd (Alabama Plant)
3dr Liftback Man (Natl)
  • 3dr Liftback Man (Natl)
  • 3dr Liftback Man (GS)
  • 3dr Liftback Man (SE)
  • 5dr Liftback Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Liftback Man (GS)
  • 5dr Liftback Man (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (SE)
  • 3dr Liftback Auto (Natl)
  • 3dr Liftback Auto (GS)
  • 3dr Liftback Auto (SE)
  • 5dr Liftback Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr Liftback Auto (GS)
  • 5dr Liftback Auto (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (SE)

Prices

MSRP $12,295 $14,945 $13,155
Invoice $12,060 $14,536 $12,629
Avg. Paid $7,981 $10,520 $8,777

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 8.3 7.6
Critics' Rating 7.7 9.3 7.2
Performance 6.9 8.6 7.3
Interior 7.4 8.8 6.9
Operating Cost 8.5 8.6 8.6
Safety 6.3 10.0 9.0
Reliability 3.5 2.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good fuel economy
  • Low price
  • Great fuel economy
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Class-exclusive available heated rear seats
  • Plenty of passenger and cargo space
  • Good fuel economy
  • Many standard safety features
  • Good reliability rating
Cons
  • Bare-bones interior
  • Underpowered engine
  • Cramped seating
  • Poor safety scores
  • Engine could be more powerful
  • Few standard interior features
  • Cramped seating

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.6L/98 Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 1.5L/91
MPG 28 City / 34 Hwy 28 City / 38 Hwy 29 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 3 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 98.4 106.3 96.9
Length, Overall (in) 166.9 178.3 150.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 69.9 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 56.5 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2365 2661 (est) 2311

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Optional
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Manual Steering Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 92.2 95.6 84.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.0 39.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 43.6 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 55.9 51.4
Front Hip Room (in) 50.8 53.5 50.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.1 37.9
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 33.1 33.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 54.8 50.4
Second Hip Room (in) 50.0 52.7 46.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 25.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 11.9 14.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Optional
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Optional
Cassette Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split 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
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release 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/98 1.8L/110 1.5L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 110 @ 6000 148 @ 6500 106 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 107 @ 4500 131 @ 4700 103 @ 4200
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 32.7 34.8 30.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 38 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9 12.8 11.1

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Axle Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard