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5dr HB One (Natl)
  • 5dr HB One (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Two (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Three (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Four (Natl)
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn SEL
  • 5dr HB SES
Sedan LS
  • Sedan LS
  • Sedan 1LT
  • Sedan ECO
  • Sedan 2LT
  • Sedan LTZ

Prices

MSRP $18,950 $13,200 $16,800
Invoice $18,003 $12,788 $16,212
Avg. Paid $15,381 $10,173 $12,684

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.3 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.7 9.5 9.1
Performance 6.5 8.6 8.4
Interior 7.0 8.6 8.5
Operating Cost 8.8 8.4 8.4
Safety 10.0 9.3 9.7
Reliability 4.0 2.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Outstanding fuel economy
  • Good reliability score
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Nimble handling
  • Lots of available features
  • High-quality interior
  • Compliant ride
  • Fun to drive
Cons
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Mediocre cargo space in hatchback
  • Unimpressive fuel economy in base model

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 1.5L/- TBD - Gas I4 1.6L/97 Gas I4 1.8L/110
MPG 53 City / 46 Hwy 28 City / 38 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 100.4 98.0 105.7
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 173.6 181.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 67.8 70.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 58.0 58.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2500 2578 3093

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 87.4 85.1 94.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.1 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.2 42.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.3 52.7 54.8
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 50.6 53.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.1 37.9
Second Leg Room (in) 50.8 31.2 35.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 49.0 53.9
Second Hip Room (in) 50.8 49.2 52.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.8 15.4

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard 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
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.5L/- TBD - 1.6L/97 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 73 @ 4800 120 @ 6350 138 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 82 @ 4000 112 @ 5000 125 @ 3800
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Manual Manual
Turning diameter 31.4 34.4 35.7

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 53 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 46 38 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.5 12.0 15.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Twist Beam Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional Optional
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard
Transmission Overdrive Switch Standard