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4dr Sdn XLE Premium (Natl)
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  • 4dr Sdn XLE Touring (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (Natl)
5dr HB
  • 5dr HB
FWD Base
  • FWD Base
  • FWD Leather
  • FWD Premium 1
  • AWD Leather
  • FWD Premium 2
  • AWD Premium 1
  • FWD Touring
 

Prices

MSRP $35,555 $39,145 $31,660
Invoice $32,000 $37,579 $30,394
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.1 8.5
Critics' Rating 7.5 8.5 8.9
Performance 6.5 8.2 8.0
Interior 8.5 6.5 7.7
Safety 9.3 9.6 9.7
Reliability 4.5 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Roomy, upscale cabin
  • Numerous standard features
  • Exceptional fuel economy
  • High-tech powertrain
  • Better handling than most hybrids
  • Stellar fuel economy
  • Luxurious interior
  • Good fuel economy with eAssist models
  • Powerful V6 option
Cons
  • High price
  • Vague steering feel
  • Only seats four
  • Confusing interior controls
  • Small trunk
  • Small trunk
  • Poor rearward visibility

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 2.5L/152 Gas/Electric I4 1.4L/85 Gas/Electric I4 2.4/145
MPG 40 City / 39 Hwy 35 City / 40 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Hatchback Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 111.0 105.70 111.7
Length, Overall (in) 195.2 177.10 196.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 70.40 73.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 56.64 59.2

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) 3585 3781 3774

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
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.) 102.3 90.0 100.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 37.80 38.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.05 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 56.52 57.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 53.73 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 36.02 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 39.2 34.10 40.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 53.90 56.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 51.21 53.9
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.0 10.6 10.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
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
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard 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
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard 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 Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Optional
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 2.5L/152 1.4L/85 2.4/145
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 200 Combined 149 182 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) - TBD - 273 172 @ 4900
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Turning diameter 37.4 36.00 38.8

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Hybrid Fuel Standard Standard
Plug-In Electric/Gas Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 40 (Est) 35 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 39 (Est) 40 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.0 9.3 15.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Compound Crank 4-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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