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2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man
  • 4dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB DSG
  • 4dr HB DSG
  • 2dr HB Man w/Conv & Sunroof
  • 4dr HB Man w/Conv & Sunroof
  • 2dr HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof
  • 2dr HB Man w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 4dr HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof
  • 4dr HB Man w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 2dr HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 4dr HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 2dr HB Man Autobahn
  • 4dr HB Man Autobahn
  • 2dr HB DSG Autobahn
  • 4dr HB DSG Autobahn
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn Convenience Group
  • 4dr Sdn Leather Group
Automatic
  • Automatic
  • Manual with Special Edition
  • Automatic with Special Edition
  • Automatic with Technology Package
  • V6 Automatic
  • V6 Automatic with Technology Package

Prices

MSRP $23,995 $22,585 $30,010
Invoice $23,035 $21,682 $28,256
Avg. Paid $18,068 $15,943 $21,216

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.3 8.2
Critics' Rating 9.3 8.0 8.6
Performance 8.5 7.7 7.7
Interior 9.1 8.1 8.2
Operating Cost 7.9 8.1 7.9
Safety 9.7 10.0 10.0
Reliability 2.0 4.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • First-rate interior materials
  • Spacious rear seats
  • Responsive turbocharged engine
  • Great fuel economy
  • Large trunk
  • Comfortable, composed ride
  • Great reliability rating
  • Powerful, smooth V6 engine
  • Impressive interior build quality
  • Supportive, spacious front seats
  • Long list of standard features
Cons
  • Low reliability rating
  • Limited highway passing power
  • Limited rear-seat legroom

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl 2.4L/145 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 21 City / 31 Hwy 21 City / 32 Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.5 105.7 106.5
Length, Overall (in) 165.8 183.9 185.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.0 71.4 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 58.4 56.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3034 3300 3470

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93.5 95.0 94.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.3 37.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.0 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 55.1 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.8 37.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 34.3 34.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 52.9 56.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.9 54.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 46.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.0 14.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat 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 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 Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors 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
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/145 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 5100-6000 180 @ 6700 201 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 207 @ 1800-5000 171 @ 4900 170 @ 4300
Transmission Manual Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Turning diameter 35.8 36.0 36.7

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 32 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.6 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Z-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard