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  • 2.0L I4 AWD
  • 2.5L I4 RWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Performance
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
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Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • M3 Coupe
  • Convertible
  • M3 Convertible

Prices

MSRP $39,145 $33,095 $43,150
Invoice $37,579 $31,275 $39,700
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.4 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.5 8.8 9.1
Performance 8.2 8.0 8.2
Interior 6.5 6.9 7.3
Safety 9.6 10.0 9.6
Reliability 3.0 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-tech powertrain
  • Better handling than most hybrids
  • Stellar fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
  • Smooth manual and automatic transmissions
  • Strong brakes
  • Powerful engines
  • Good fuel economy
  • Roomy back seat
  • Unrivaled handling
Cons
  • Only seats four
  • Confusing interior controls
  • Small trunk
  • Cramped second-row seats
  • Very small trunk
  • Confusing optional infotainment system
  • Small trunk in coupe and convertible
  • iDrive can be confusing

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 1.4L/85 Gas I4 2.5L/150 Turbocharged Gas I6 3.0L/182
MPG 35 City / 40 Hwy 22 City / 33 Hwy 23 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.70 109.30 110.600
Length, Overall (in) 177.10 182.80 182.500
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.40 71.10 71.300
Height, Overall (in) 56.64 55.90 56.300

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3781 3315 3571

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror 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 90.9 96.000
Front Head Room (in) 37.80 38.60 40.300
Front Leg Room (in) 42.05 42.50 42.000
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.52 55.20 55.100
Front Hip Room (in) 53.73 53.00 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.02 36.80 37.700
Second Leg Room (in) 34.10 33.50 35.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.90 53.90 55.100
Second Hip Room (in) 51.21 52.30 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.6 10.4 17.000

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Optional

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag 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

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard 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
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I6
Displacement 1.4L/85 2.5L/150 3.0L/182
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 149 202 @ 6300 300 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 273 190 @ 4400 300 @ 1200 - 5000
Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 36.00 36.38 - TBD -

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
Plug-In Electric/Gas Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 35 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 33 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.3 16.0 15.800

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Five-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
1-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Optional
6-Speed Manual Optional