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5dr Sdn Hybrid
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4dr Sdn
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Prices

MSRP $32,050 $23,995 $23,080
Invoice $30,417 $23,035 $22,157
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.6 8.3
Critics' Rating 7.0 9.5 8.5
Performance 6.8 8.8 7.3
Interior 6.5 8.9 8.1
Safety 10.0 9.7 9.7
Reliability 4.5 2.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great gas mileage
  • Good cargo space
  • Good gas mileage
  • Well-made cabin
  • Spacious front and rear seats
  • Well-made interior
  • Good trunk space
  • Quiet cabin
  • Smooth manual and automatic transmissions
Cons
  • Touchy brakes
  • Poor acceleration
  • Uninspiring handling
  • Interior quality doesn’t match the competition
  • Some confusing interior controls
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Uninspiring handling
  • Confusing interior controls

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 1.8L/110 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl 2.4L/145
MPG 43 City / 40 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy 21 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback 2 Door Hatchback Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.4 101.5 105.7
Length, Overall (in) 170.1 165.8 183.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 70.0 71.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 57.8 58.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3196 3034 3300

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
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.) 86.1 93.5 95.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.3 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 41.2 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 54.6 55.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 - TBD - 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 38.5 37.8
Second Leg Room (in) 32.8 35.5 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 53.1 52.8
Second Hip Room (in) 51.8 - TBD - 51.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD - - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System 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 Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard 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
Rear Body Air Bag 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 Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/121 2.4L/145
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 134 Combined 200 @ 5100-6000 180 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 142 @ 4000 207 @ 1800-5000 171 @ 4900
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 34.2 35.8 36.0

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 43 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 31 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9 14.5 15.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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

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