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4dr HB SV
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  • 4dr HB Man Driver's Edition
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4dr Sdn
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  • 4dr Sdn Convenience Group
  • 4dr Sdn Leather Group
  • 4dr Sdn Premium Group

Prices

MSRP $35,200 $23,995 $23,080
Invoice $33,707 $23,035 $22,157
Avg. Paid $18,102 N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.6 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.1 9.5 8.5
Performance 8.0 8.8 7.3
Interior 7.7 8.9 8.1
Safety 9.3 9.7 9.7
Reliability 3.0 2.0 3.5
Operating Cost 9.1 N/A N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious front seats
  • Numerous standard features
  • Responsive electric motor
  • Good gas mileage
  • Well-made cabin
  • Spacious front and rear seats
  • Well-made interior
  • Good trunk space
  • Quiet cabin
  • Smooth manual and automatic transmissions
Cons
  • Small cargo area
  • Some confusing interior controls
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Uninspiring handling
  • Confusing interior controls

General Specs

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

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Hatchback 2 Door Hatchback Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 101.5 105.7
Length, Overall (in) 175.0 165.8 183.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 70.0 71.4
Height, Overall (in) 61.0 57.8 58.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3385 3034 3300

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
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard
Keyless Start 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
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 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
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98.3 93.5 95.0
Front Head Room (in) 41.2 39.3 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 41.2 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 54.6 55.0
Front Hip Room (in) 51.5 - TBD - 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 38.5 37.8
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 35.5 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 53.1 52.8
Second Hip Room (in) 50.0 - TBD - 51.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 24.0 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.3

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 Standard

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System 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 Standard
Heated Rear Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar 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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Front Tow Hooks 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
Electric Motor Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Electric Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/145
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 107 @ - TBD - 200 @ 5100-6000 180 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 207 @ - TBD - 207 @ 1800-5000 171 @ 4900
Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 34.1 35.8 36.0

Fuel

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

Suspension

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

Transmission

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