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4dr Sdn Auto GLS (Alabama Plant)
  • 4dr Sdn Man GLS (Alabama Plant)
  • 2dr Man GS
  • 4dr Sdn Auto GLS (Alabama Plant)
  • 5dr HB Man
  • 5dr HB Man w/Blue Int
  • 2dr Auto GS
  • 5dr HB Auto
  • 5dr HB Auto w/Blue Int
  • 2dr Man SE
  • 2dr Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn Auto Limited (Alabama Plant)
4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 5dr HB S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium
  • 5dr HB ST

Prices

MSRP $17,965 $17,995 $14,100
Invoice $17,360 $17,495 $13,571
Avg. Paid $14,326 $17,992 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.8 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.3 9.6 9.4
Performance 7.3 9.3 8.7
Interior 7.9 7.6 8.5
Safety 9.0 9.7 8.0
Reliability 2.5 2.5 2.0
Operating Cost 8.4 N/A N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good cargo space
  • Roomy cabin
  • High fuel economy ratings
  • Nimble handling
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Long list of available tech features
  • Upscale interior
  • Comfortable seats
  • Athletic handling
Cons
  • Limited highway passing power
  • Limited cargo space in sedan 
  • Less cargo space than rival hatchbacks

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.8L/110 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Regular Unleaded I-4 1.6 L/97
MPG 28 City / 38 Hwy 30 City / 41 Hwy 28 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.300 106.3 98
Length, Overall (in) 178.300 180.3 173.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.900 70.7 67.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.500 57.3 58

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2701 2848 2578

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.600 96.3 85.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.000 38.6 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.600 42.2 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.900 57.2 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.500 55.5 50.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.100 37.6 37.1
Second Leg Room (in) 33.100 35.8 31.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.800 54.4 49
Second Hip Room (in) 52.700 53.5 49.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.800 12.4 12.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat 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

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 Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0 L/122 1.6 L/97
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 148 @ 6500 155 @ 6000 120 @ 6350
Torque (Net @ RPM) 131 @ 4700 150 @ 4000 112 @ 5000
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.780 34.8 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 41 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.800 13.2 12

Suspension

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

Transmission

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

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.