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5dr HB
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5dr HB Two (Natl)
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  • 5dr HB Three (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Four (Natl)
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4dr Sdn Hybrid
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Prices

MSRP $39,145 $24,000 $39,250
Invoice $37,579 $22,560 $36,767
Avg. Paid $22,199 $17,225 $36,145

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.6 8.1
Critics' Rating 8.5 8.9 7.0
Performance 8.2 7.6 6.9
Interior 6.5 7.5 7.5
Operating Cost 8.9 8.7 8.4
Safety 9.6 9.3 9.7
Reliability 3.5 4.5 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Better all-electric range than most plug-in hybrids
  • Responsive electric powertrain
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Huge cargo area
  • Lots of standard features
  • Terrific fuel economy
  • Supple ride
  • Excellent reliability rating
Cons
  • Very small trunk
  • Ponderous handling
  • Clunky Remote Touch controller
  • Ponderous handling
  • Lackluster highway passing power

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 1.4L/85 Gas/Electric I4 1.8L/110 Gas/Electric I4 2.5L/152
MPG 35 City / 40 Hwy 51 City / 48 Hwy 40 City / 39 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Hatchback Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.70 106.3 111.000
Length, Overall (in) 177.10 175.6 192.700
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.40 68.7 71.700
Height, Overall (in) 56.64 58.7 57.100

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3781 3042 3660

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.0 93.7 100.100
Front Head Room (in) 37.80 38.6 37.500
Front Leg Room (in) 42.05 42.5 41.900
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.52 54.9 57.600
Front Hip Room (in) 53.73 52.7 54.800
Second Head Room (in) 36.02 37.6 37.500
Second Leg Room (in) 34.10 36.0 40.000
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.90 53.1 55.000
Second Hip Room (in) 51.21 51.2 53.800
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 67.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.6 12.100

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat 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
Rear Head Air Bag 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 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 Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 1.4L/85 1.8L/110 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 149 98 @ 5200 200 Combined
Torque (Net @ RPM) 273 105 @ 4000 - TBD -
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter 36.00 - TBD - 37.400

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard Standard
Plug-In Electric/Gas Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 35 51 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 48 39
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.3 11.9 17.2

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
1-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard 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.