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5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)
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5dr Wgn Man Base
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2dr HB Man PZEV
  • 2dr HB Man PZEV
  • 2dr HB Man w/Conv PZEV *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr HB Auto PZEV
  • 4dr HB Auto PZEV
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  • 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
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  • 4dr HB Man TDI
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  • 2dr HB Man TDI w/Sunroof & Nav *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI
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  • 4dr HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg
  • 2dr HB
  • 4dr HB
  • 2dr HB w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 4dr HB w/Sunroof & Navi

Prices

MSRP $17,920 $14,400 $18,095
Invoice $17,024 $14,090 $17,371
Avg. Paid $15,689 $13,063 $13,284

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 7.9 8.1
Critics' Rating 7.6 8.4 8.9
Performance 7.1 7.2 8.0
Interior 7.7 8.0 8.6
Operating Cost 8.1 8.2 8.1
Safety 9.7 8.5 9.7
Reliability 3.5 3.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Large cargo hold
  • Roomy back seat
  • Easy to park
  • Ample head- and legroom
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Lots of available features
  • Easy to park
  • Efficient, lively diesel model
  • Upscale cabin materials
  • Composed handling
Cons
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Automatic transmission can be hesitant to downshift
  • Firm ride on rough pavement
  • Base model’s poor fuel economy

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 1.6L/97 Gas I5 2.5L/151
MPG 22 City / 28 Hwy 25 City / 30 Hwy 23 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Wagon 5 Door Wagon 2 Door HB

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.4 100.400 101.500
Length, Overall (in) 167.3 161.600 165.400
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 70.300 70.300
Height, Overall (in) 63.4 63.400 58.300

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3084 2800 2968

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional 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 Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Optional Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 110.9 102.300 93
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.200 39.300
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 42.100 41.200
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 55.200 54.700
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 53.300 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 41.2 39.600 38.500
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 39.000 35.500
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.100 52.800
Second Hip Room (in) 46.7 52.700 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 11.6 53.400
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 69.9 19.300
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard 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 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

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 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 I4 Gas I4 Gas I5
Displacement 2.4L/144 1.6L/97 2.5L/151
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 158 @ 6000 138 @ 6300 170 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 162 @ 4000 123 @ 4850 177 @ 4250
Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Turning diameter 34.8 34.600 35.700

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 30 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 12.700 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.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard