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4dr Sdn Man L (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man L (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto L (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LE (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (Natl)
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn SEL
  • 5dr HB SEL
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium
Sedan LS
  • Sedan LS
  • Sedan 1LT
  • Sedan ECO
  • Sedan 2LT
  • Sedan LTZ

Prices

MSRP $16,130 $16,500 $16,800
Invoice $15,243 $15,635 $16,212
Avg. Paid $12,895 $11,867 $12,684

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.5 8.4
Critics' Rating 6.7 9.4 9.1
Performance 6.9 8.4 8.4
Interior 7.2 7.7 8.4
Operating Cost 8.4 8.4 8.4
Safety 9.3 9.3 9.7
Reliability 4.0 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great reliability score
  • Superb handling
  • Attractive, high-quality interior
  • Great fuel economy
  • High-quality interior
  • Compliant ride
  • Fun to drive
Cons
  • Weak engine
  • Dull interior design
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • Unimpressive fuel economy in base model

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 1.8L/110
MPG 27 City / 34 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.4 104.3 105.7
Length, Overall (in) 180.0 178.5 181.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 71.8 70.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 57.7 58.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2734 2857 3093

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 92.1 90.7 94.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 38.3 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.9 42.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.6 54.8
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 53.9 53.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 38.0 37.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 43.7 35.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 53.7 53.9
Second Hip Room (in) 43.9 52.7 52.4
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.3 13.2 15.4

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard 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 Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum 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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/121 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 132 @ 6000 160 @ 6500 138 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 128 @ 4400 146 @ 4450 125 @ 3800
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 35.4 36.0 35.7

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 36 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 12.4 15.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Optional Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard
Transmission Overdrive Switch Standard