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4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
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Prices

MSRP $21,750 $23,995 $27,270
Invoice $19,575 $23,035 $25,361
Avg. Paid $18,561 N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 8.6 8.2
Critics' Rating 7.8 9.5 8.3
Performance 8.3 8.8 8.5
Interior 7.8 8.9 7.9
Safety 10.0 9.7 10.0
Reliability 2.0 2.0 3.0
Operating Cost 7.8 N/A N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great fuel economy
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Nimble handling
  • Good gas mileage
  • Well-made cabin
  • Spacious front and rear seats
  • Smooth manual and automatic transmissions
  • Fuel-efficient diesel engine
  • High-quality cabin materials
Cons
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Some confusing interior controls
  • Confusing navigation system
  • Cramped rear seats

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas 4-Cyl 1.6L/98 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 27 City / 35 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy 21 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 2 Door Hatchback Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.2 101.5 101.500
Length, Overall (in) 161.7 165.8 169.000
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 70.0 78.500
Height, Overall (in) 61.5 57.8 56.000

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2954 3034 3219

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard 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
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
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 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 93.5 89.000
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.3 39.300
Front Leg Room (in) 40.4 41.2 41.200
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 54.6 54.400
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 38.5 36.900
Second Leg Room (in) 33.8 35.5 34.800
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 53.1 52.800
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 41.0 - TBD - 39.000

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
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard
Leather Seats Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Optional
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
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist 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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/98 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 121 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 114 @ 4250 207 @ 1800-5000 207 @ 1800-5000
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 38.1 35.8 35.100

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 31 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.4 14.5 14.500

Suspension

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

Transmission

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