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  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
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  • 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
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Automatic
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $14,400 $16,700 $16,225
Invoice $14,090 $16,229 $15,798
Avg. Paid N/A N/A $16,430

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.6 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.4 9.0 9.0
Performance 7.2 8.8 8.1
Interior 8.0 7.5 8.8
Safety 9.3 9.0 8.3
Reliability 3.5 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious cabin with comfortable seats
  • Generous standard features list
  • Straightforward interior controls
  • Nimble handling
  • Great fuel economy and performance from Skyactiv engine
  • Responsive manual and automatic transmissions
  • Impressive cabin space
  • Innovative storage options
  • Good front and rear visibility
Cons
  • Cheap interior plastics
  • Unrefined Idle Stop and Go system
  • Tiny navigation screen
  • Less cargo space than competitors
  • Cramped second-row seats
  • Underpowered engine
  • Engine and road noise permeates cabin
  • Competitors offer more features

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.6L/97 Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 1.5L/91
MPG 25 City / 30 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy 28 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 5 Door Wagon Sedan Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 100.400 103.9 98.4
Length, Overall (in) 161.600 180.9 161.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.300 69.1 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 63.400 57.9 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2800 2866 2577

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
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 102.300 94.1 90.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.200 38.9 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.100 42.0 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.200 54.9 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.300 53.7 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.600 37.5 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 39.000 36.2 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.100 54.0 51.3
Second Hip Room (in) 52.700 52.2 51.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 11.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 53.400
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 19.300
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup 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
Split Bench Seat 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
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard 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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/97 2.0L/122 1.5L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 138 @ 6300 148 @ 6500 117 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 123 @ 4850 135 @ 4500 106 @ 4800
Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 34.600 34.2 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 33 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.700 14.5 10.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Macpherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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