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Prices

MSRP $16,195 $19,500 $18,095
Invoice $15,746 $17,550 $17,371
Avg. Paid $12,217 $15,918 $13,284

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 7.8 8.1
Critics' Rating 7.5 9.0 8.9
Performance 7.5 8.4 8.0
Interior 6.4 6.4 8.6
Operating Cost 8.5 7.8 8.1
Safety 8.5 9.0 9.7
Reliability N/A 2.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Peppy available engines
  • Easy to park
  • Athletic handling
  • Good gas mileage
  • Efficient, lively diesel model
  • Upscale cabin materials
  • Composed handling
Cons
  • Very cramped rear seat
  • Base model’s limited passing power
  • Firm ride
  • Cramped back seat
  • Small cargo hold
  • Base model’s poor fuel economy

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.4L/83 Turbocharged Gas I4 1.6L/98 Gas I5 2.5L/151
MPG 31 City / 40 Hwy 29 City / 37 Hwy 23 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Coupe 2 Door HB

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 90.6 97.1 101.500
Length, Overall (in) 139.6 146.6 165.400
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 64.1 66.3 70.300
Height, Overall (in) 59.8 55.4 58.300

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2363 2535 2968

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 75.6 - TBD - 93
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.8 39.300
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 41.7 41.200
Front Shoulder Room (in) 49.4 50.3 54.700
Front Hip Room (in) 47.9 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 35.6 37.6 38.500
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 27.9 35.500
Second Shoulder Room (in) 46.4 44.7 52.800
Second Hip Room (in) 42.6 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD - 24.0 - TBD -

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Seat Memory 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 Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard 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
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 I4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I5
Displacement 1.4L/83 1.6L/98 2.5L/151
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 101 @ 6500 121 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 98 @ 4000 114 @ 4250 177 @ 4250
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 30.6 35.1 35.700

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31 29 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 37 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.5 13.2 14.500

Suspension

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

Transmission

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

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