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Overview

Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.8L Inline-4 Hybrid
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 23 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 58 MPG
Hwy: 53 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.3 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
1.8L Inline-4 Hybrid
Horsepower
179 hp @ 6000 rpm
121 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque
172 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm
105 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,082 lbs
3,010 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
26 MPG
56 MPG
City
23 MPG
58 MPG
Highway
31 MPG
53 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 Tons/yr
3.2 (2021) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
11.3 gallons
Cruising Range City
333.5 miles
655.4 miles
Cruising Range Highway
449.5 miles
598.9 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
176.6 in
180 in
Height
55.7 in
57.9 in
Max Width
70.7 in
69.3 in
Front Width
60.6 in
60.2 in
Rear Width
61.4 in
60.6 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
106.3 in
Ground Clearance
6.3 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.8 in
42.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
37.7 in
39.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.4 in
55 in
Front Seat Hip Room
52.6 in
53.4 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
34.6 in
33.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
36.4 in
37.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
52.1 in
53 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
48.5 in
51.9 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
N/A
27.4 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.4 ft
33.5 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
15" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
15" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45WR18
P195/65SR15
Rear Tire
P225/45WR18
P195/65SR15
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Absolutely Red
  • Black
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blue Streak Metallic
  • Cement
  • Cosmic Gray Mica
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Electric Storm Blue
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Sea Glass Pearl
  • Super White
  • Supersonic Red
  • Wind Chill Pearl

Standard Interior Materials

  • Dark Charcoal, Fabric Upholstery
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Moonstone, Fabric Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
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
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Maintenance
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / Unlimited Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
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