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  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
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3dr Cpe Man w/Black Int
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  • 3dr Cpe Man w/Red Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Gray Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Red Int

Prices

MSRP $15,995 $15,200 $17,300
Invoice $15,974 $14,771 $16,699
Avg. Paid N/A $11,244 $14,491

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.5 7.8
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.3 8.2
Performance 7.7 9.0 6.7
Interior 7.7 7.7 8.3
Safety 9.4 9.2 N/A
Reliability 2.5 3.5 3.0
Operating Cost N/A 8.1 8.4

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Huge glovebox
  • Spacious cabin
  • Precise steering
  • Athletic handling
  • Great fuel economy with Skyactiv engine
  • Upscale cabin
  • Lots of standard features
  • Composed ride
Cons
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Navigation system can be hard to use
  • Cramped back seat
  • Confusing navigation system
  • Sluggish acceleration

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 1.6L/97
MPG 25 City / 36 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy 27 City / 37 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan 3 Door Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.400 103.9 104.3
Length, Overall (in) 183.900 180.9 166.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.000 69.1 70.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.700 57.9 55.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3186 2866 2584

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 Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Optional
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Optional 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.) 97.200 94.1 89.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.600 38.9 39.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.200 42.0 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.200 54.9 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.800 53.7 53.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.000 37.5 35.3
Second Leg Room (in) 35.200 36.2 31.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.100 54.0 54.0
Second Hip Room (in) 52.600 52.2 52.6
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.100 11.8 15.5

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 Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Optional 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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122 1.6L/97
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 160 @ 6400 148 @ 6500 138 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 148 @ 4600 135 @ 4500 123 @ 4850
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter - TBD - 34.2 34.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 25 27 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 33 37 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.800 14.5 13.2

Suspension

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

Transmission

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