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Overview

Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
Electric
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 28 MPG
Hwy: 38 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 124 MPG
Hwy: 99 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.7 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.2 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
30 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Electric
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
153 hp @ 5600 rpm
147 hp @ 3282 rpm
228 hp @ 4700 rpm
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 2000-4000 rpm
236 lb-ft
258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Single Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
38.7 ft
34.8 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Steel Wheels
N/A
N/A
Front Wheel Size
15" x TBD
16" x 6.5"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x TBD
16" x 6.5"
18" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Compound Crank
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
195/65R15
P205/55HR16
P225/40HR18
Rear Tire
195/65R15
P205/55HR16
P225/40HR18
Spare Tire
T125/70D16
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
32 MPG
112 MPG
27 MPG
City
28 MPG
124 MPG
24 MPG
Highway
38 MPG
99 MPG
32 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 Tons/yr
N/A
6.5 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.7 gallons
N/A
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
383.6 miles
N/A
316.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
520.6 miles
N/A
422.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
175.3 in
176.4 in
168 in
Height
57.7 in
61.4 in
57.8 in
Max Width
70.5 in
70.5 in
70.8 in
Front Width
60.1 in
60.6 in
60.6 in
Rear Width
61.1 in
61.2 in
59.7 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
106.3 in
103.6 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
N/A
5.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
42.1 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.9 in
41.2 in
38.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.9 in
54.3 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.2 in
51.7 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
36.1 in
33.5 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.8 in
37.3 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.2 in
52.5 in
53.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
51.9 in
50 in
N/A

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
N/A
3,433 lbs
3,062 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
22.7 ft³
23.6 ft³
17.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.2 ft³
30 ft³
53.7 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black
  • Dark Iron Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Great Falls Green Metallic
  • Night Blue Metallic, Available: 04/08/2019
  • Pure White
  • Tornado Red
  • White Silver Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Jet Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Jet Black/Galvanized, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Titan Black w/Clark Plaid, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Optional
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Optional
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Corrosion
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Maintenance Note
1 Year/1 Visit
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A