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5dr HB
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5dr HB
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4dr HB SV
  • 4dr HB SV
  • 4dr HB SL

Prices

MSRP $39,200 $39,145 $35,200
Invoice $36,554 $37,579 $33,707
Avg. Paid N/A $22,199 $18,102

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.1 8.2 8.0
Critics' Rating 6.5 8.5 8.1
Performance 8.5 8.2 8.0
Interior 7.0 6.5 7.7
Safety 10.0 9.6 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.5 3.0
Operating Cost N/A 8.9 9.1

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious cabin
  • Good acceleration
  • Drives like a gas-only car
  • Better all-electric range than most plug-in hybrids
  • Responsive electric powertrain
  • Spacious front seats
  • Numerous standard features
  • Responsive electric motor
Cons
  • Lacks cargo space
  • Grabby brakes
  • Very small trunk
  • Small cargo area

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Electric Gas/Electric I4 1.4L/85 Electric
MPG N/A 35 City / 40 Hwy N/A

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Hatchback 4 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.300 105.70 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 172.900 177.10 175.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.800 70.40 69.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.200 56.64 61.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3640 3781 3385

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Keyless Start Standard Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror 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
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.700 90.0 98.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.300 37.80 41.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.700 42.05 42.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.600 56.52 54.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.900 53.73 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.900 36.02 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 33.200 34.10 31.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.700 53.90 52.5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.700 51.21 50.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD - 24.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.6

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Heated Rear Seat Standard
Power Driver 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
Rear Head Air Bag 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
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Electric Motor Standard Standard
Engine Type Electric Gas/Electric I4 Electric
Displacement 1.4L/85
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 143 @ - TBD - 149 107 @ - TBD -
Torque (Net @ RPM) 181 @ - TBD - 273 207 @ - TBD -
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 40.700 36.00 34.1

Fuel

Electric Fuel System Standard Standard
Plug-In Electric/Gas Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.3

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
1-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard