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  • Convertible
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Prices

MSRP $28,800 $23,995 $31,500
Invoice $26,986 $23,035 $28,980
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.6 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.1 9.5 8.4
Performance 7.8 8.8 8.9
Interior 7.5 8.9 7.0
Safety 9.0 9.7 N/A
Reliability 3.0 2.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Accelerates, brakes and handles like a normal car
  • Good gas mileage
  • Well-made cabin
  • Spacious front and rear seats
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Luxurious interior
  • Agile handling
Cons
  • Limited battery range
  • Some confusing interior controls
  • Little trunk space
  • Low fuel economy ratings for the class

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Electric Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I6 3.0L/183
MPG N/A 21 City / 31 Hwy - TBD - City / - TBD - Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Hatchback 2 Door Hatchback Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 101.5 104.700
Length, Overall (in) 175.0 165.8 172.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 70.0 68.800
Height, Overall (in) 61.0 57.8 56.000

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3256 3034 3252

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard 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 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 92.4 93.5 86.000
Front Head Room (in) 41.2 39.3 37.900
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 41.2 41.400
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.6 54.000
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 38.5 37.100
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 35.5 32.000
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 53.1 53.400
Second Hip Room (in) 50.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 30.0 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.000

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 Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Optional

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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Electric Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I6
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 107 @ - TBD - 200 @ 5100-6000 230 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 187 @ - TBD - 207 @ 1800-5000 200 @ 2750
Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Turning diameter 34.1 35.8 35.100

Fuel

Electric Fuel System Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 - TBD -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.000

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
1-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard