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2dr Cpe Man
  • 2dr Cpe Man
  • 2dr Cpe Man 2.5L
  • 2dr Cpe Auto 2.5L
  • 2dr Cpe Man 2.5L w/Sun
  • 2dr Cpe Auto 2.5L w/Sun
  • 2dr Cpe Man 2.0T Turbo
  • 2dr Cpe Man 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav
  • 2dr Cpe DSG 2.0T Turbo
  • 2dr Cpe Auto 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav
  • 2dr Cpe Man 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound
  • 2dr Cpe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound
  • 2dr Cpe Man 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav
  • 2dr Cpe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 5dr HB S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium

Prices

MSRP $18,995 $15,425 $13,200
Invoice $18,235 $15,023 $12,705
Avg. Paid $12,878 $13,887 $11,585

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 8.2 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.0 9.1
Performance 8.0 8.1 8.6
Interior 7.0 8.8 8.3
Operating Cost 7.9 8.4 8.5
Safety 9.3 8.3 9.3
Reliability 2.5 3.0 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Fun-to-drive Turbo model
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Ample rear legroom
  • Fun to drive
  • Upscale interior materials
  • Sharp handling
  • Excellent gas mileage
Cons
  • Limited cargo space
  • Low fuel economy for the class
  • Firm ride
  • Limited feature availability
  • Confusing audio controls
  • Less cargo space than rivals

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas I4 1.5L/91 Gas I4 1.6L/97
MPG 22 City / 31 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy 29 City / 39 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Coupe Hatchback Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 99.9 98.4 98.000
Length, Overall (in) 168.4 161.6 173.600
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.2 66.7 67.800
Height, Overall (in) 58.5 60.0 58.000

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2939 2496 2578

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 Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 85.0 90.8 85.100
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.4 39.100
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3 42.200
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 52.7 52.700
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.5 50.600
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 39.0 37.100
Second Leg Room (in) 31.4 34.5 31.200
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.0 51.3 49.000
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.3 49.200
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.0 12.800

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard 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
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/151 1.5L/91 1.6L/97
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5700 117 @ 6600 120 @ 6350
Torque (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 4250 106 @ 4800 112 @ 5000
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 35.4 34.4 34.400

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 33 39
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 10.6 12.000

Suspension

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

Transmission

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