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2dr Cpe
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4dr HB SV
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5dr HB Two (Natl)
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Prices

MSRP $25,000 $35,200 $24,200
Invoice $23,250 $33,707 $22,748
Avg. Paid N/A $18,102 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 8.0 8.3
Critics' Rating 7.2 8.1 8.8
Performance 6.5 8.1 7.4
Interior 7.7 7.6 7.3
Safety 9.9 9.3 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.5
Operating Cost N/A 9.1 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious front seats
  • Very easy to park
  • Spacious front seats
  • Numerous standard features
  • Responsive electric motor
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Large cargo area
  • High reliability rating
  • Spacious back seat
Cons
  • Minimal cargo space
  • Unresponsive steering
  • Small cargo area
  • Lackluster performance
  • Some complaints of cheap interior materials

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Electric Electric Gas/Electric I4 1.8L/110
MPG N/A N/A 51 City / 48 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Hatchback Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 73.5 106.3 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 106.1 175.0 176.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 61.4 69.7 68.7
Height, Overall (in) 60.7 61.0 58.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard
Panoramic Roof Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2108 3385 3042

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Manual Steering Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 2 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 45.4 98.3 93.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 41.2 38.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.1 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 48.0 54.4 54.9
Front Hip Room (in) 45.4 51.5 52.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.6
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 36.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 53.1
Second Hip Room (in) 50.0 51.200
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 24.0 67.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 7.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Heated Rear Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat 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
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Electric Motor Standard Standard
Engine Type Electric Electric Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 47-74 @ - TBD - 107 @ - TBD - 98 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 100 207 @ - TBD - 105 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter 28.7 34.1 - TBD -

Fuel

Electric Fuel System Standard Standard
Hybrid Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 51
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 48
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front McPherson MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear DeDion Torsion Beam 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
Continuously Variable Trans Standard