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4dr HB SV
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  • 4dr HB SL
4dr Sdn
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  • 4dr Sdn Convenience Group
  • 4dr Sdn Leather Group
4dr HB SV
  • 4dr HB SV
  • 4dr HB SL
  • 4dr HB SL-e

Prices

MSRP $35,200 $22,585 $32,780
Invoice $33,707 $21,682 $31,394
Avg. Paid $18,102 $15,943 $13,412

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.3 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.0 8.9
Performance 8.1 7.7 8.1
Interior 7.6 8.1 7.8
Operating Cost 9.1 8.1 9.2
Safety 9.3 10.0 9.3
Reliability 3.0 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious front seats
  • Numerous standard features
  • Responsive electric motor
  • Large trunk
  • Comfortable, composed ride
  • Great reliability rating
  • Many standard interior features
  • Good safety ratings
  • Drives like a gas-only car
Cons
  • Small cargo area
  • Limited highway passing power
  • Cramped second-row seats
  • Little cargo space
  • Sloppy steering

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Electric Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl 2.4L/145 Electric
MPG N/A 21 City / 32 Hwy N/A

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Hatchback Sedan 4 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 105.7 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 175.0 183.9 175.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 71.4 69.7
Height, Overall (in) 61.0 58.4 61.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3385 3300 3366

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
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 Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics 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 Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98.3 95.0 98.3
Front Head Room (in) 41.2 38.3 41.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.0 42.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 55.1 54.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.5 53.7 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.8 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 34.3 31.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 52.9 52.5
Second Hip Room (in) 50.0 51.9 50.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 24.0 24.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Heated Rear 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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Electric Motor Standard Standard
Engine Type Electric Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl Electric
Displacement 2.4L/145
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 107 @ - TBD - 180 @ 6700 107 @ - TBD -
Torque (Net @ RPM) 207 @ - TBD - 171 @ 4900 207 @ - TBD -
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Turning diameter 34.1 36.0 34.1

Fuel

Electric Fuel System Standard Standard
Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Optional
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Z-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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