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FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr S
  • AWD 4dr S ALL4
2dr HB Man *Ltd Avail*
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  • 4dr HB Man *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr HB DSG *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB Man Wolfsburg
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  • 4dr HB Man Driver's Edition
  • 2dr HB Man Autobahn *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB Man Autobahn *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB DSG Driver's Edition
  • 2dr HB DSG Autobahn *Ltd Avail*
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Automatic
  • Automatic
  • Manual with Special Edition
  • Automatic with Special Edition
  • Automatic with Technology Package
  • V6 Automatic
  • V6 Automatic with Technology Package

Prices

MSRP $21,750 $23,995 $30,010
Invoice $19,575 $23,035 $28,256
Avg. Paid $18,561 N/A $21,216

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 8.6 8.2
Critics' Rating 7.8 9.5 8.6
Performance 8.3 8.8 7.7
Interior 7.8 8.9 8.2
Safety 10.0 9.7 10.0
Reliability 2.0 2.0 3.5
Operating Cost 7.8 N/A 7.9

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great fuel economy
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Nimble handling
  • Good gas mileage
  • Well-made cabin
  • Spacious front and rear seats
  • Powerful, smooth V6 engine
  • Impressive interior build quality
  • Supportive, spacious front seats
  • Long list of standard features
Cons
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Some confusing interior controls
  • Limited rear-seat legroom

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas 4-Cyl 1.6L/98 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 27 City / 35 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 2 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.2 101.5 106.5
Length, Overall (in) 161.7 165.8 185.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 70.0 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 61.5 57.8 56.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2954 3034 3470

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Optional Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
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 Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
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 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 93.5 94.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.3 37.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.4 41.2 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 54.6 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 38.5 37.0
Second Leg Room (in) 33.8 35.5 34.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 53.1 56.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 54.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 41.0 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.0

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard
Leather Seats Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional 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
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats 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
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard 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 Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/98 2.0L/121 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 121 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000 201 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 114 @ 4250 207 @ 1800-5000 170 @ 4300
Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 38.1 35.8 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 31 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.4 14.5 18.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

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

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.