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4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring
Automatic
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation
4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 4dr Sdn Man LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 2dr Cpe Man EX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto EX
  • 2dr Cpe Auto EX
  • 5dr HB Auto EX
  • 2dr Cpe Man SX
  • 5dr HB Man SX
  • 2dr Cpe Auto SX
  • 5dr HB Auto SX

Prices

MSRP $17,995 $16,225 $17,500
Invoice $17,495 $15,798 $16,790
Avg. Paid $18,328 $14,145 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.8 8.2 8.5
Critics' Rating 9.6 9.1 9.2
Performance 9.3 8.1 7.5
Interior 7.6 8.7 8.1
Safety 9.7 8.3 8.1
Reliability 2.5 3.0 3.5
Operating Cost N/A 8.4 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Nimble handling
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Long list of available tech features
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Ample rear legroom
  • Fun to drive
  • Lots of standard and optional features
  • All-day comfortable front seats
  • Generous trunk space
  • Intuitive climate and stereo controls
Cons
  • Limited cargo space in sedan 
  • Firm ride
  • Limited feature availability
  • Lackluster performance from base engine

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Gas I4 1.5L/91 Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
MPG 30 City / 41 Hwy 28 City / 35 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Hatchback Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 98.4 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 161.6 179.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 66.7 70.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 60.0 56.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2848 2577 2776

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Cruise Control Standard Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 96.3 90.8 96.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 40.4 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.3 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 52.7 56.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 51.5 53.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 39.0 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 34.5 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 51.3 54.9
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 51.3 53.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.4 14.9

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

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat 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
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/122 1.5L/91 1.8 L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 155 @ 6000 117 @ 6600 148 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 150 @ 4000 106 @ 4800 131 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 34.8 34.4 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 41 35 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 10.6 13.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Macpherson Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Torsion Beam

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard