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2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man w/Conv
  • 2dr HB Auto
  • 4dr HB Auto
  • 2dr HB Auto w/Conv
  • 4dr HB Auto w/Conv
  • 2dr HB Man w/Conv & Sunroof
  • 2dr HB Auto w/Conv & Sunroof
  • 4dr HB Auto w/Conv & Sunroof
  • 2dr HB Man TDI
  • 4dr HB Man TDI
  • 2dr HB DSG TDI
  • 2dr HB Man TDI w/Sunroof & Nav
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI
  • 4dr HB Man TDI w/Sunroof & Nav
  • 2dr HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav
  • 2dr HB Man TDI w/Tech Pkg
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav
  • 4dr HB Man TDI w/Tech Pkg
  • 2dr HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg
5dr HB One (Natl)
  • 5dr HB One (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Two (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Three (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Four (Natl)
CVT Hybrid Sedan
  • CVT Hybrid Sedan
  • CVT Hybrid Sedan with Leather
  • CVT Hybrid Sedan with Navigation
  • CVT Hybrid Sedan with Leather and Navigation

Prices

MSRP $17,995 $18,950 $23,950
Invoice $17,275 $18,003 $22,042
Avg. Paid $12,221 $15,381 $13,101

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.3 8.2
Critics' Rating 9.1 8.7 8.5
Performance 8.3 6.5 7.3
Interior 8.7 7.0 7.9
Operating Cost 8.1 8.8 8.7
Safety 9.7 10.0 7.0
Reliability 2.5 4.0 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Refined ride
  • High-quality interior
  • Great fuel economy with diesel engine
  • Outstanding fuel economy
  • Good reliability score
  • Outstanding fuel economy ratings
  • Quality interior
  • High reliability ratings
Cons
  • Lackluster fuel economy with base engine
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Dated navigation system
  • Little trunk space
  • Subpar performance in NHTSA crash tests

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas/Electric I4 1.5L/- TBD - Gas/Electric I4 1.3L/82
MPG 23 City / 33 Hwy 53 City / 46 Hwy 40 City / 43 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door HB Hatchback 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.5 100.4 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 165.4 157.3 177.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 66.7 69.0
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 56.9 56.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2968 2500 2877

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 Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
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 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93 87.4 90.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.6 39.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.7 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.3 53.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.0 51.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.0 37.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 50.8 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 51.7 52.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.8 51.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 46.0 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.4

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat 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 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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release 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/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 2.5L/151 1.5L/- TBD - 1.3L/82
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5700 73 @ 4800 110 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 4250 82 @ 4000 123 @ 1000 - 2500
Transmission Manual Continuously Variable Ratio CVT
Turning diameter 35.7 31.4 34.8

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 53 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 46 43
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 9.5 12.3

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Torsion Beam Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard