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4dr Sdn I4 Manual 2.0
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Manual 2.0
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.0
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.0 S
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.0 SR
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.0 SL
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT SE-R *Late Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Manual SE-R Spec V *Late Avail*
Sedan LS
  • Sedan LS
  • Sedan 1LT
  • Sedan ECO
  • Sedan 2LT
  • Sedan LTZ
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn SEL
  • 5dr HB SEL
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium

Prices

MSRP $16,430 $16,800 $16,500
Invoice $15,759 $16,212 $15,635
Avg. Paid $11,372 N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.1 8.6 8.6
Critics' Rating 6.7 9.1 9.4
Performance 6.8 8.4 8.4
Interior 7.8 8.4 7.7
Safety 7.6 9.7 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.0
Operating Cost 8.4 N/A N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious interior
  • Excellent outward visibility
  • Excellent interior space
  • More standard features on lower trims
  • Eco trim gets optional navigation
  • Improved fuel economy ratings
  • Sporty and aggressive styling
  • Superb handling
  • Quality interior
Cons
  • Low safety score
  • Unrefined transmission choices
  • Somewhat bland driving experience
  • Boring exterior styling
  • No paddle shifters
  • More expensive than competition
  • Poor outward visibility

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 24 City / 31 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.7 105.7 104.3
Length, Overall (in) 179.8 181.0 178.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 70.7 71.8
Height, Overall (in) 59.5 58.1 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2906 3093 2857

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 97.4 94.6 90.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 39.3 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.3 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 54.8 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 53.0 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.9 38.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.5 35.4 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 53.9 53.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 52.4 52.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.1 15.4 13.2

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
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 Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split 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
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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 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 2.0L/122 1.8L/110 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 140 @ 5100 138 @ 6300 160 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 147 @ 4800 125 @ 3800 146 @ 4450
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 35.4 35.7 36.0

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Optional
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 36 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.6 12.4

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard
Transmission Overdrive Switch Standard