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  • 5dr HB SE
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  • 5dr HB ST
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  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
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  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
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  • 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring
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  • 5dr HB Man s Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $15,995 $16,200 $16,700
Invoice $15,974 $15,269 $16,229
Avg. Paid N/A $13,252 $14,255

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.2 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.3 9.0
Performance 7.7 8.4 8.8
Interior 7.7 7.5 7.5
Safety 9.4 9.0 9.2
Reliability 2.5 3.0 3.5
Operating Cost N/A 8.4 8.2

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Huge glovebox
  • Spacious cabin
  • Precise steering
  • Athletic handling
  • Attractive cabin materials
  • Good fuel economy
  • Athletic handling
  • Composed ride
  • Great fuel economy with Skyactiv engine
Cons
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Navigation system can be hard to use
  • Large turning radius
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • Less cargo space than rivals

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 2.0L/122
MPG 25 City / 36 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.400 104.3 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 183.900 178.5 180.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.000 71.8 69.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.700 57.7 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3186 2907 2866

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet 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 Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Keyless Entry Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Optional Standard 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.) 97.200 90.7 94.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.600 38.3 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.200 41.9 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.200 55.6 54.9
Front Hip Room (in) 54.800 53.9 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.000 38 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.200 33.2 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.100 53.7 54.0
Second Hip Room (in) 52.600 52.7 52.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.100 13.2 11.8

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Optional Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
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 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 Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist 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 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 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 160 @ 6400 160 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 148 @ 4600 146 @ 4450 135 @ 4500
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter - TBD - 36 34.2

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 36 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.800 12.4 14.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

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