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Prices

MSRP $24,395 $31,450 $33,800
Invoice $23,419 $29,249 $31,434
Avg. Paid $24,657 $17,419 $32,816

U.S. News Scores

Overall 9.3 8.1 8.5
Critics' Rating 9.3 9.2 8.8
Performance 9.2 8.6 8.3
Interior 8.2 9.0 8.2
Safety 10.0 10.0 9.2
Reliability N/A 2.0 3.5
Operating Cost N/A 7.6 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Sharp steering and nimble handling
  • Good gas mileage
  • Large cargo hold
  • Peppy and smooth powertrain
  • Upscale interior
  • Refined suspension
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick
  • Top-notch interior materials
  • Balanced handling
  • Good fuel economy
Cons
  • Lackluster infotainment graphics
  • Limited trunk space
  • Less powerful than many rivals
  • Complicated MMI infotainment system
  • Limited cargo capacity

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Gas I4 2.0L/121 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
MPG 25 City / 34 Hwy 23 City / 30 Hwy 24 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback 4 Door Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.6 110.6 110.6
Length, Overall (in) 168 185.2 185.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 71.9 71.9
Height, Overall (in) 56.8 56.2 56.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2972 3527 3516

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93.5 91 91
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 40.0 38
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.3 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.5 55.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 37.5 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 34.3 35.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 54.3 54.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 52.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.0 12.4

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard 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 Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional Optional

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/121 2.0L/121 2.0 L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 210 @ 4500 211 @ 5300-6000 220 @ 4450
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500 258 @ 1500-4200 258 @ 1500
Transmission Manual w/OD CVT CVT w/OD
Turning diameter 35.8 37.4 37.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 30 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 17.2 16.1

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut 4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Stabilizer Bar Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Stabilizer Bar Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard