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Coupe
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  • Convertible
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  • Coupe
  • Convertible
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4dr HB
  • 4dr HB
  • 4dr HB w/Range Extender
4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB DSG Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB Man Driver's Edition PZEV
  • 4dr HB DSG Driver's Edition PZEV

Prices

MSRP $31,500 $41,350 $25,095
Invoice $28,980 $38,040 $24,091
Avg. Paid N/A $41,883 $23,872

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.4 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.4 8.7 9.3
Performance 8.9 8.6 8.9
Interior 7.0 8.0 9.1
Safety N/A N/A 9.7
Reliability 3.5 3.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Luxurious interior
  • Agile handling
  • Comfortable, spacious seats
  • Funky interior design
  • Fun driving dynamics
  • High-quality interior
  • Spacious front and rear seats
  • Good cargo space
  • Great all-around performance
Cons
  • Little trunk space
  • Low fuel economy ratings for the class
  • Some mediocre interior materials
  • Sluggish navigation system with small screen

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I6 3.0L/183 Electric Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
MPG - TBD - City / - TBD - Hwy N/A 21 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Coupe Hatchback Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.700 101 101.5
Length, Overall (in) 172.200 157 165.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.800 70 70
Height, Overall (in) 56.000 62 57.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3252 2799 3113

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 86.000 92.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.900 39.6 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.400 40.5 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.000 53.6 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.100 37.2 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 32.000 31.9 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.400 49.2 52.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 11.8 46
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.000

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional Standard
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Optional 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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas I6 Electric Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.0 L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 230 @ 6500 170 200 @ 5100
Torque (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 2750 184 207 @ 1700
Transmission Manual Automatic Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.100 32.3 35.8

Fuel

Electric Fuel System Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - TBD - 21 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - TBD - 31 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.000 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

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