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77

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The Car Guide rating

75
Price
Base price $17,690 (CAD) $19,995 (CAD) $26,995 (CAD) $15,999 (CAD) (2015)
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Monthly payments $334/month (?) $377/month (?) $509/month (?) $302/month (?)
Awards Best compact car of 2015 - - -
Engine
Type I-4 2.0 litres H4 2.0 litres I-4 2.0 litres I-4 1.8 litre
Power 155 hp @ 6,000 rpm (116 kW) 148 hp @ 6,200 rpm (110 kW) 151 hp @ 4,000 rpm (113 kW) 148 hp @ 6,500 rpm (110 kW)
Torque 150 lb·ft @ 4,000 rpm (203 N·m) 145 lb·ft @ 4,200 rpm (197 N·m) 264 lb·ft @ 2,600 rpm (358 N·m) 131 lb·ft @ 4,700 rpm (178 N·m)
Induction Atmospheric Atmospheric Turbocharged Atmospheric
Power to weight ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bore 83 mm 84 mm 86 mm 81 mm
Stroke 91 mm 90 mm 86 mm 87 mm
Fuel type Regular Regular Diesel Regular
CO₂ emissions 2,530 kg/year 3,320 kg/year 3,250 kg/year 3,551 kg/year
Ohter engines none none none none
Transmission
  • 6-speed manual (base)
  • 6-speed automatic
  • 5-speed manual (base)
  • CVT
6-speed automatic
  • 6-speed manual (base)
  • 6-speed automatic
Drivetrain FWD AWD FWD FWD
Vehicle type / Category
Vehicle type Sedan Sedan Sedan Sedan
Category Compact Car Compact Car Compact Car Compact Car
Assembly Hofu, Japon Gunma et Yajiima, Japon Lordstown, OH Montgomery, AL
Generation 3 4 1 5
What's new No major change No major change N/A N/A
Fuel efficiency / Autonomy
City 6.5 l/100km 8.3 l/100km 7.5 l/100km 8.8 l/100km
Highway 4.3 l/100km 5.9 l/100km 4.2 l/100km 6.4 l/100km
Autonomy 769 km 663 km 787 km 545 km
Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Safety
Steering rack and pinion, electrical variable assist rack and pinion, electrical variable assist rack and pinion, electrical variable assist rack and pinion, electrical variable assist
Traction control yes yes yes yes
Stability control yes yes yes yes
Seat belts 5 5 5 5
Airbags 6 7 10 6
Front suspension independent, Macpherson strut independent, Macpherson strut independent, Macpherson strut independent, Macpherson strut
Rear suspension independent, multi-link independent, double wishbones semi-independent, torsion beam semi-independent, torsion beam
Front brakes disc (ABS) disc (ABS) disc (ABS) disc (ABS)
Rear brakes disc (ABS) disc (ABS) disc (ABS) disc (ABS)
Front tires P205/60R16 P195/65R15 P215/55R17 P195/65R15
Rear tires P205/60R16 P195/65R15 P215/55R17 P195/65R15
Dimensions / Weight
Length 4,580 mm (180″) 4,580 mm (180″) 4,597 mm (181″) 4,550 mm (179″)
Width 2,053 mm (81″) 1,988 mm (78″) 1,796 mm (71″) 1,775 mm (70″)
Height 1,455 mm (57″) 1,465 mm (58″) 1,476 mm (58″) 1,430 mm (56″)
Wheelbase 2,700 mm (106″) 2,645 mm (104″) 2,685 mm (106″) 2,700 mm (106″)
Front track 1,555 mm (61″) 1,510 mm (59″) 1,544 mm (61″) 1,563 mm (62″)
Rear track 1,560 mm (61″) 1,515 mm (60″) 1,558 mm (61″) 1,576 mm (62″)
Weight 1,275 kg (2,811 lbs) 1,320 kg (2,910 lbs) 1,576 kg (3,474 lbs) 1,258 kg (2,773 lbs)
Weight distribution front-rear 59% - 41% N/A N/A N/A
Capacities
Fuel tank 50 l (13 gal) 55 l (15 gal) 59 l (16 gal) 48 l (13 gal)
Trunk 350 l (12 ft³) 340 l (12 ft³) 377 l (13 ft³) 420 l (15 ft³)
Towing N/A 906 kg (1,997 lbs) 454 kg (1,001 lbs) N/A
Box length N/A N/A N/A N/A
Performance
0-100 km/h 8.8 s N/A 8.6 s 10.6 s
80-120 km/h N/A N/A N/A 7.5 s
Top speed 200 km/h N/A N/A N/A
Braking distance N/A N/A 42.1 m 44.6 m
Warranty
Base warranty 3 years / unlimited 3 years / 60,000 km 3 years / 60,000 km 5 years / 100,000 km
Powetrain warranty 5 years / unlimited 5 years / 100,000 km 5 years / 160,000 km 5 years / 100,000 km
Insurance
Insurability rating 5 Excellent 2 Less than average 3 Average 2 Less than average
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Competition
Competitive models
Guide de l'auto ratings
Fuel economy
7.0/10
Reliability
8.0/10
8.0/10
7.0/10
7.0/10
Safety
8.0/10
8.0/10
8.0/10
9.0/10
Infotainment
8.0/10
Driving
8.0/10
8.0/10
7.0/10
8.0/10
Overall N/A
Interior
7.0/10
7.0/10
8.0/10
Winter driving
8.0/10
10.0/10
7.0/10
Comfort
7.0/10
7.0/10
8.0/10
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