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4dr Sdn SE
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  • 4dr Sdn SXT
  • 4dr Sdn SXT Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Lux *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn R/T
4dr Sdn Hybrid FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Hybrid FWD
4dr Sdn S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SPORT FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL AWD
  • 4dr Sdn SPORT AWD

Prices

MSRP $18,995 $28,775 $20,705
Invoice $18,740 $26,437 $19,381
Avg. Paid $12,557 $19,117 $12,758

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.9 8.7 8.6
Critics' Rating 6.5 9.1 9.3
Performance 6.7 8.6 8.3
Interior 6.9 8.6 8.3
Operating Cost 8.1 8.5 8.0
Safety 9.0 8.6 8.6
Reliability 2.5 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Strong hybrid powertrain
  • Useful high-tech features
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Powerful available V6
  • Crisp handling
  • High-quality interior materials
  • Large trunk
Cons
  • Low reliability score
  • Poor fuel economy with base engine
  • Cramped cabin
  • Small trunk
  • Small trunk
  • Base engine drones during hard acceleration

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas/Electric I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 21 City / 30 Hwy 41 City / 36 Hwy 22 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.9 107.4 107.4
Length, Overall (in) 192.6 190.6 190.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 72.2 72.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 56.9 56.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3400 3720 3285

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.2 99.8 100.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.7 38.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.3 42.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 57.4 57.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.6 54.0 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 37.8 37.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 36.7 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 56.5 56.5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.8 53.3 53.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.5 11.8 16.5

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat 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
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard 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 Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 173 @ 6000 191 combined 175 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 166 @ 4400 - TBD - 172 @ 4500
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Turning diameter 36.5 37.7 39.0

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 41 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 36 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 17.5 17.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Short-Long Arm Short-Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Optional
4-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard