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Automatic
  • Automatic
  • Manual with Special Edition
  • Automatic with Special Edition
  • Automatic with Technology Package
  • V6 Automatic with Technology Package
4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB DSG Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB Man Driver's Edition PZEV
  • 4dr HB DSG Driver's Edition PZEV
4dr HB
  • 4dr HB
  • 4dr HB w/Range Extender

Prices

MSRP $30,635 $25,095 $41,350
Invoice $28,835 $24,091 $38,040
Avg. Paid N/A $24,225 $41,836

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.6 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.3 8.7
Performance 7.6 8.9 8.6
Interior 7.9 9.1 8.0
Safety 9.0 9.7 N/A
Reliability 4.0 2.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful V6 engine option
  • Balanced handling
  • Generous standard features list
  • High-quality interior
  • Spacious front and rear seats
  • Good cargo space
  • Great all-around performance
  • Comfortable, spacious seats
  • Funky interior design
  • Fun driving dynamics
Cons
  • Button-heavy center stack
  • Limited rear-seat legroom
  • Sluggish navigation system with small screen
  • Some mediocre interior materials

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Premium Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Electric
MPG 22 City / 31 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy N/A

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Hatchback Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.5 101.5 101
Length, Overall (in) 185.6 165.9 157
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 70 70
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 57.8 62

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3479 3113 2799

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.5 92.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.3 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.2 40.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 54.7 53.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37 38.5 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 35.5 31.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 52.8 49.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 46 11.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat 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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Electric
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.0 L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 201 @ 7000 200 @ 5100 170
Torque (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 4300 207 @ 1700 184
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 36.7 35.8 32.3

Fuel

Electric Fuel System Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 (Est) 21 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 (Est) 31 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

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