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2dr HB Man PZEV
  • 2dr HB Man PZEV
  • 2dr HB Man w/Conv PZEV *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr HB Auto PZEV
  • 4dr HB Auto PZEV
  • 2dr HB Auto w/Conv PZEV *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr HB Man w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB Auto w/Conv PZEV
  • 2dr HB Auto w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB Auto w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV
  • 2dr HB Man TDI *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB Man TDI
  • 2dr HB DSG TDI *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr HB Man TDI w/Sunroof & Nav *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI
  • 4dr HB Man TDI w/Sunroof & Nav
  • 2dr HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr HB Man TDI w/Tech Pkg *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav
  • 4dr HB Man TDI w/Tech Pkg *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg
  • 2dr HB
  • 4dr HB
  • 2dr HB w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 4dr HB w/Sunroof & Navi
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 5dr HB S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $18,095 $13,200 $15,425
Invoice $17,371 $12,705 $15,023
Avg. Paid N/A N/A $15,760

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.6 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.9 9.1 9.0
Performance 8.1 8.6 8.1
Interior 8.6 8.3 8.8
Safety 9.7 9.3 8.3
Reliability 2.5 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-quality interior materials
  • Available diesel engine with good fuel economy
  • Comfortable back seat
  • Well-made interior
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Smooth manual transmission
  • Great handling
  • Impressive cabin space
  • Innovative storage options
  • Good front and rear visibility
Cons
  • Base model has low fuel economy ratings
  • Lacks interior storage
  • Confusing interior controls
  • Underpowered engine
  • Engine and road noise permeates cabin
  • Competitors offer more features

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas I4 1.6L/97 Gas I4 1.5L/91
MPG 23 City / 33 Hwy 29 City / 39 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door HB Sedan Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.500 98.000 98.4
Length, Overall (in) 165.400 173.600 161.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.300 67.800 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.300 58.000 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2968 2578 2496

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93 85.100 90.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.300 39.100 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.200 42.200 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.700 52.700 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.600 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.500 37.100 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.500 31.200 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.800 49.000 51.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 49.200 51.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD - 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.800

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split 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
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
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/151 1.6L/97 1.5L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5700 120 @ 6350 117 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 4250 112 @ 5000 106 @ 4800
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 35.700 34.400 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 39 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.500 12.000 10.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Macpherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Twist Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Optional Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard