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Prices

MSRP $32,050 $41,350 $25,095
Invoice $30,417 $38,040 $24,091
Avg. Paid N/A $39,447 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.4 8.6
Critics' Rating 7.0 8.7 9.3
Performance 6.8 8.6 8.9
Interior 6.5 8.0 9.1
Safety 10.0 N/A 9.7
Reliability 4.5 3.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great gas mileage
  • Good cargo space
  • Comfortable, spacious seats
  • Funky interior design
  • Fun driving dynamics
  • High-quality interior
  • Spacious front and rear seats
  • Good cargo space
  • Great all-around performance
Cons
  • Touchy brakes
  • Poor acceleration
  • Uninspiring handling
  • Interior quality doesn’t match the competition
  • Some mediocre interior materials
  • Sluggish navigation system with small screen

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 1.8L/110 Electric Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
MPG 43 City / 40 Hwy N/A 21 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.4 101 101.5
Length, Overall (in) 170.1 157 165.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 70 70
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 62 57.8

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3196 2799 3113

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional 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
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional 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 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 86.1 92.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.6 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 40.5 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 53.6 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.2 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 32.8 31.9 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 49.2 52.8
Second Hip Room (in) 51.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD - 11.8 46

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Standard
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

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
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Electric Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0 L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 134 Combined 170 200 @ 5100
Torque (Net @ RPM) 142 @ 4000 184 207 @ 1700
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.2 32.3 35.8

Fuel

Electric Fuel System Standard
Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 43 21 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 31 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9 14.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
1-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual 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.