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4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
2.0L Automatic
  • 2.0L Automatic
  • 2.0L Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.4L Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.0L Automatic with Technology Package

Prices

MSRP $27,270 $31,200 $25,900
Invoice $25,361 $28,705 $24,452
Avg. Paid N/A $22,150 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 7.9 6.9
Critics' Rating 8.3 8.4 6.2
Performance 8.5 9.0 6.9
Interior 7.9 7.1 7.3
Safety 10.0 N/A 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.5
Operating Cost N/A 7.4 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Smooth manual and automatic transmissions
  • Fuel-efficient diesel engine
  • High-quality cabin materials
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Lithe handling
  • Abundance of standard features
Cons
  • Confusing navigation system
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Limited trunk and back-seat space
  • Unimpressive fuel economy
  • Sloppy handling
  • Out performed by class leaders
  • Cramped cabin

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I6 3.0L/183 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 21 City / 30 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy 24 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback 2 Door Coupe Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.500 104.7 105.100
Length, Overall (in) 169.000 172.2 179.100
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.500 68.8 70.600
Height, Overall (in) 56.000 56.0 55.600

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3219 3252 2910

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 89.000 86.0 89.300
Front Head Room (in) 39.300 37.9 38.000
Front Leg Room (in) 41.200 41.4 42.300
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.400 54.0 55.600
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 50.200
Second Head Room (in) 36.900 37.1 35.900
Second Leg Room (in) 34.800 32.0 34.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.800 53.4 53.500
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 51.700
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 39.000
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.0 12.300

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 Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

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
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I6 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/183 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 5100-6000 230 @ 6500 150 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 207 @ 1800-5000 200 @ 2750 140 @ 4300
Transmission Manual Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 35.100 35.1 36.100

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 18 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 28 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.500 14. 13.200

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double-Pivot MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Four Link Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Fully Independent

Transmission

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

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.