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2dr HB Man TDI *Ltd Avail*
  • 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
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 5dr HB S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium

Prices

MSRP $24,235 $15,425 $13,200
Invoice $23,266 $15,023 $12,705
Avg. Paid N/A $15,447 N/A

U.S. News Scores

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

Pros & Cons

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

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Diesel I4 2.0L/120 Gas I4 1.5L/91 Gas I4 1.6L/97
MPG 30 City / 42 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy 29 City / 39 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door HB Hatchback Sedan

Dimensions

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

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2994 2496 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 Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers 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 Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Optional
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 90.8 85.100
Front Head Room (in) 39.300 40.4 39.100
Front Leg Room (in) 41.200 41.3 42.200
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.700 52.7 52.700
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.5 50.600
Second Head Room (in) 38.500 39.0 37.100
Second Leg Room (in) 35.500 34.5 31.200
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.800 51.3 49.000
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.3 49.200
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
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Optional
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard 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
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes 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 Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Diesel I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/120 1.5L/91 1.6L/97
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 140 @ 4000 117 @ 6600 120 @ 6350
Torque (Net @ RPM) 236 @ 1750 - 2500 106 @ 4800 112 @ 5000
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 35.800 34.4 34.400

Fuel

Diesel Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 42 33 39
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.500 10.6 12.000

Suspension

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

Transmission

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