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CVT
  • CVT
  • CVT LX
  • CVT EX
  • CVT EX with Navigation
5dr HB One (Natl)
  • 5dr HB One (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Two (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Three (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Four (Natl)
2dr HB Man PZEV
  • 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

Prices

MSRP $18,600 $19,080 $18,095
Invoice $17,724 $18,127 $17,371
Avg. Paid $18,132 $18,775 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.0 8.1 8.4
Critics' Rating 6.4 8.9 8.9
Performance 6.8 6.5 8.1
Interior 6.9 7.0 8.6
Safety 9.7 8.3 9.7
Reliability 3.5 3.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Low price for a hybrid
  • Good fuel economy
  • Ample cargo space
  • Outstanding fuel economy ratings
  • Easy-to-use tech and climate features
  • High-quality interior materials
  • Available diesel engine with good fuel economy
  • Comfortable back seat
Cons
  • Harsh ride quality
  • Few standard features
  • Poor acceleration
  • Cramped rear seat
  • Harsh ride
  • Rough continuously variable transmission
  • Underwhelming power
  • Base model has low fuel economy ratings
  • Lacks interior storage

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 1.3L/82 Gas/Electric I4 1.5L/- TBD - Gas I5 2.5L/151
MPG 41 City / 44 Hwy 53 City / 46 Hwy 23 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Hatchback 2 Door HB

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 100.4 100.4 101.500
Length, Overall (in) 172.3 157.3 165.400
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 66.7 70.300
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 56.9 58.300

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2747 2500 2968

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard 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 Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors 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 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 85.0 87.4 93
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 38.6 39.300
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.7 41.200
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 52.3 54.700
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6 51.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 37.0 38.500
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 50.8 35.500
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.4 51.7 52.800
Second Hip Room (in) 48.7 50.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 31.5 - TBD - - TBD -

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Optional Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Optional 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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights 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
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4 Gas I5
Displacement 1.3L/82 1.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/151
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 98 @ 5800 73 @ 4800 170 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 123 @ 1000 - 1700 82 @ 4000 177 @ 4250
Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Turning diameter 36.1 31.4 35.700

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 41 53 (2012) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 44 46 (2012) 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 9.5 14.500

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion-beam Torsion Beam 4-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard Standard
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard