Comparison Test : 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 vs. 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8

2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Hatchback

(2.3L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)
  • 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 vs. 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Comparison Test Video

    One is a front-drive hatchback with a turbo-4; the other a rear-drive coupe with a V6. The Mazdaspeed 3 vs Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Comparison Test Video shows which offers more bang for the buck. | October 01, 2009

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Unlikely Contenders

  • Comparison Test
  • Top 6 Features
  • Data and Charts
  • Final Rankings and Scoring Explanation
  • 2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed 3 Specs and Performance
  • 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Specs and Performance

There are many good reasons why we're comparing the 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 and the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, two cars that seem so different in style and purpose. Really, there are. Among them is the fact that both are tremendously popular with you, our readers.

You could also say that Mazda's recently revised Mazdaspeed 3 — the second generation of Mazda's ass-kicking hatchback — needs a serious contender to challenge its utter dominance of our comparison tests. It's been dispensing with all comers since its introduction in 2006 thanks to a killer combination of speed, composure and reasonable cost.

And you could argue that the Genesis Coupe might just be that contender. By offering a rewarding mix of rear-wheel-drive handling, serious power and knockout styling, it's been blowing off the pricier competition in the sport coupe segment without so much as a labored breath. It's quick, it's gorgeous and it'll do powerslides that would make Bo Duke jealous. And as rear-drive coupes go, its affordable pricing is unmatched.

You could say all of that, but you'd be wrong.

The real reason is much simpler. The real reason we're comparing these two unlikely contenders is that both package the fun-to-drive thing in a reasonably priced machine that looks good and moves quickly.

In that vein, we've placed a full 50 percent of our scoring weight in this comparison test on price and performance (25 percent each). Fuel consumption, feature content and our subjective 28-point evaluation score make up 15 percent each. The remaining 5 percent is left to the editors' personal and recommended picks.

Which Genesis?
So the 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 and the 2010 Genesis Coupe it is. But which Genesis? Hyundai is pumping out this little coupe in two versions — the 2.0T, which is priced almost identically to the Mazda but can't match its performance, and the 3.8-liter V6 version, which matches the Mazda's performance but adds another $4,500 or so to the equation. In any contest where the driving matters most, we pick the car that's going to make the numbers. And that's exactly what we've done.

Our Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track comes with Hyundai's smooth-revving V6 cranking out 306 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Standard equipment includes a six-speed manual transmission, 19-inch wheels, four-piston Brembo brakes at all four corners and a Torsen limited-slip differential between the rear drive wheels. The whole package with an iPod cable and carpeted floor mats goes for $30,375.

Mazda's new bad boy is no slouch, however. Its turbocharged, direct-injected 2.3-liter inline-4 yields 263 hp and a tire-punishing 280 lb-ft of torque. There's a six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential putting power to the front wheels. Including the Mazdaspeed Technology package — which adds a Bose audio system, six-disc CD changer, satellite radio and a compact navigation system — the Mazda totals $25,840.

Different but the Same?
Here are two cars that couldn't be more different in appearance and layout. Hatchback vs. coupe. Front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive. Turbocharged inline-4 vs. normally aspirated V6. And certainly both go about their missions with decidedly different packaging. At 103.9 inches, the Mazda's wheelbase is more than 7 inches shorter than the Hyundai's — no small difference when it comes to changing direction quickly.

But let's not forget that there's a certain inherent value in rear-wheel drive. Even if it comes with a longer wheelbase, a higher cost and slightly more weight (220 pounds, in this case), the Hyundai coupe's dynamics cannot be duplicated in a car that is steering and driving the front wheels.

Still, Mazda packs a lot of punch into the Mazdaspeed 3 and not all of it is performance-related. There's no denying the utility of a four-door hatchback. Flop down the rear seat and you've got almost 43 cubic feet of cargo volume — enough to move, say, some furniture or that big-screen TV. You're not doing that with the Hyundai. Not to mention the fact that the Mazda's rear doors provide family-friendly levels of practicality.

What Matters
But the differences that matter, those that have every scoring editor leaning in favor of only one car, emerge clearly when you drive with purpose. It's then that Mazda's decision to supplement simple utility with sports car performance begins to matter. It's then that you recognize that its control feel is clearly superior and it's then that you realize its dynamic responses are obviously superior.

Jump between the driver seats of the Mazda and Hyundai for a few runs on a fast road with smooth, open corners and you'll sense that the differences in dynamics are relatively benign. The hatchback is always a bit sharper, its reaction to input more immediate and its damping more controlled. But the Genesis hangs right in there, never embarrassing itself and always minding its manners. However, do the swap on a tight road with rough, off-camber corners and there's no denying which car is the sports car and which car has one wheel firmly in the camp of Grand Touring.

The Genesis dances around the fact that it's not a sports car with impressive grace. The stability of its long wheelbase is concealed remarkably well by the ability of the rear-drive chassis to respond to steering and throttle control. Its steering feel, which offers enough feedback to make prudent decisions at speed, will never match the Mazda's laser precision, however. And its damping is adequate, but only up to the last few tenths of speed.

But keep this back-road exercise going very long and it doesn't matter how hard you drive the Genesis — the Mazda simply disappears into the distance.

Numbers Between the Words
Slamming gears in the Genesis on the hottest day of the year did yield another advantage of the rear-drive Genesis: It gets out of the hole. This test has produced the best acceleration we've seen yet from the Hyundai coupe, with 60 mph arriving in only 5.9 seconds (5.5 seconds with 1 foot of rollout like on a drag strip). The car trips the quarter-mile trap in only 14.2 seconds at 98.2 mph, bettering the Mazda in both tests.

But not by much. With more torque and a power-to-weight advantage, the Mazda takes 0.36 fewer seconds to accelerate from 35-90 mph. It hits 60 mph in 6.3 seconds (6.0 seconds with 1 foot of rollout like on a drag strip) and stomps through the quarter-mile in 14.4 seconds at 99.2 mph.

Braking, usually a Mazda strong point in our tests, also fell in favor of the Hyundai. This car came to a halt from 60 mph in 119 feet (6 feet longer than the first 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 we tested ), while the Hyundai needed only 114 feet. Neither car showed evidence of appreciable brake fade over multiple stops, but we're still less impressed with the feel of the Hyundai's Brembos than we'd like to be. After hard use, the Mazda's brakes lose some of their initial bite, but there's still ample effectiveness.

A comparison of fuel consumption is a wash. In mixed driving conditions, we observed 19.9 mpg in the Mazda and 19.3 mpg in the Genesis.

Wicked Rippin' Fast
Handling tests, however, fell in favor of the Mazda. At 71.1 mph, its slalom speed is almost 4 mph faster than the Hyundai's 67.2-mph performance. At 0.91g, the Mazda's lateral grip on the skid pad also upstages the Hyundai's 0.89g performance. And if you're a fan of using stability control as a safety net when driving quickly, the Mazda's system lets you drive the car far closer to its limits than the Hyundai's system, which intrudes more often and more aggressively.

Much of the handling story on these cars simply can't be told by the numbers — a consequence, largely, of the fact that the Mazda is so much more focused when going quickly than the Genesis. In the Hyundai you'll find a good rhythm on a back road and you'll be impressed by its balance, textbook handling and reasonable manners. But in the Mazda, you'll be in the zone, completely absorbed by the car's ability to cover ground at insane speed.

Better Inside
We didn't expect the considerably less expensive Mazda to offer interior quality and features on par with or exceeding the Hyundai's, but that's exactly what we found. From the driver seat, virtually everything you touch is of higher quality and feels better in the Mazda, notably the steering wheel, which looks and feels plasticky in the Genesis.

The Mazda offers dual-zone climate control as standard equipment, with knobs that have well-defined indexing. Single-zone climate control is standard on the Genesis and its temperature knob feels far less precise. Both these cars came equipped with 10-speaker premium audio systems — an optional 242-watt Bose system in the Mazda and standard Infinity system in the Genesis. We preferred the Mazda's audio interface, which offered three knobs to control its primary functions where the Genesis relied on one knob and buttons.

The Technology package also provides the Mazda with a compact navigation system. After some experience with the system, we found its screen too small to be useful in many situations, but it always had an advantage over the Hyundai, which lacks navigation altogether. Hyundai recently made touchscreen navigation available as a $1,000 option on the Genesis Coupe, which was introduced without it.

Leather upholstery is standard in the Hyundai and so are heated front seats, which aren't available in the Mazda.

Nevertheless, we prefer the combination of leather seat trim with cloth seating surfaces because the seat holds us in place when we're driving quickly.

It's no secret that we love the Genesis Coupe's styling, and this car still manages to attract attention at the gas station some six months after its introduction. The Mazda's styling, despite working better in aggressive Mazdaspeed form than it does on the standard car, still leaves many shaking their heads. To us it looks a lot like Megan Fox if you catch her from the tattoo angle — you've just got to pick the right perspective to see its beauty.

The Right Angle
Increasingly, that perspective is from behind the wheel. Mazda's hyperactive hatch wins the fun-to-drive portion of this contest hands-down. Sure, it gives up a few tenths in acceleration, but the results are close enough that it would still be a driver's race at a stoplight drag race. Handling tests both go easily to the Mazda as well.

But the final nails in the coffin are price and practicality. With a $4,500 price gap to overcome, the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 needs to dominate every other category to win this contest. And it did win the feature content segment of this comparison by offering heated seats, four-piston brakes, rear-wheel drive and less costly regular fuel — a nice bonus every time you hit the pump.

But those perks aren't enough to take down the ultra-sharp, hugely practical and wildly entertaining 2010 Mazdaspeed 3. And it would be obtuse to ignore the Mazda's practical advantages as an only car — which both of these machines will be for most buyers.

And that, friends, is why the Mazdaspeed 3 wins this comparison. Its credentials in kicking ass and taking names were well established before this contest and it's a better car now than it was before.

We'll add one more name to the list.

The manufacturers provided Edmunds these vehicles for the purposes of evaluation.

Second Opinion

Engineering Editor Jason Kavanagh says:
There's no chance that a hopped-up economy car will match the dynamics of a purpose-built rear-wheel-drive coupe. None. That's what was going through my head at the start of this comparison. I'd not yet driven a Genesis Coupe at all and was fully expecting it'd do a smoky burnout all over the front-drive Mazdaspeed 3.

And when you walk up to them, the Hyundai promises sport in spades. It's a real looker whereas the Mazda has all the sex appeal of a bread roll. But wait, what's this? The Mazdaspeed 3's cabin looks and feels more expensive than the Genesis', yet the Mazda costs less than the Hyundai.

Driving these two cars back-to-back was the real eye-opener. The Hyundai drives like a GT car, with a big, relaxed feel whether you're cruising on the freeway or pointing it at an apex. There's a lot of throttle manipulation going on during quick gearchanges. And the steering is strange around center, with artificial "feel" that just makes the helm nervous. On balance the Genesis is a fine start but it's clear Mother Hyundai is wet behind the ears when it comes to sporting vehicles.

The Mazda is coiled. Precise. More communicative. More obviously tuned for enthusiasts, and it's sharper and more confidence-inspiring than the Hyundai. Think about that — a front-wheel-drive hatchback with four doors is the enthusiast's pick over a two-door rear-driver. Preconceptions have a funny way of being turned on their heads.

Feature content is a factor that can make or break a purchase decision for many buyers. This is particularly true in a comparison like this, where there's a significant cost difference between the contenders. Features help illustrate what you get for your extra money. We picked those we think will be important to the average buyer who might consider these two vehicles.

Features

  Mazdaspeed 3 Genesis Coupe
Fixed four-piston brake calipers N/A O
Four doors/hatchback S N/A
Heated seats N/A S
Navigation system O O
Rear-wheel drive N/A S
Regular-grade gasoline N/A S

Key:
S: Standard
O: Optional
O*: Optional but not equipped on test vehicle
N/A: Not Available

Fixed four-piston brake calipers: Fixed brake calipers are structurally more rigid than sliding brake calipers, which gives them both a performance advantage and a more precise feel through the pedal.

Four doors/hatchback: There's no denying the utility of a hatchback. And one with four doors is even better.

Heated seats: Every cool morning makes us want heated seats, and they're not available in the Mazdaspeed 3.

Navigation system: Any navigation system — even the tiny screened version in the Mazdaspeed 3 — can be a lifesaver in the right circumstances. Navigation isn't an option in the Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

Rear-wheel drive: Rear-wheel drive is a performance advantage over front-wheel drive in most cases, and no amount of tuning can make a front-drive car handle like a rear-drive car.

Regular-grade gasoline: The ability to operate on regular-grade fuel saves a little at the pump every fill-up. Only the Genesis can do so here.

Dimensions
Engine & Transmission Specifications
Warranty Information
Performance Information


Dimensions
Exterior Dimensions & Capacities
  Mazdaspeed 3 Genesis Coupe
Length, in. 177.6 182.3
Width, in. 69.7 73.4
Height, in. 57.5 54.5
Wheelbase, in. 103.9 111
As Tested Curb Weight, lb. 3,248 3,469
Turning Circle, ft. 36.1 37.4


Interior Dimensions
  Mazdaspeed 3 Genesis Coupe
Front headroom, in. 38.9 39.2
Rear headroom, in. 38.0 34.6
Front shoulder room, in. 54.9 56.7
Rear shoulder room, in. 54.0 52.8
Front legroom, in. 42.0 44.1
Rear legroom, in. 36.2 30.3
Cargo volume, cu-ft. 17.0 10.0
Max cargo volume, cu-ft. 42.8 N/A


Engine & Transmission Specifications
Engine & Transmission
  Mazdaspeed 3 Genesis Coupe
Displacement
(cc / cu-in):
2300 (140) 3800 (232)
Engine Type Inline-4, turbocharged and intercooled V6, naturally aspirated
Horsepower (SAE) @ rpm 263 @ 5,500 306 @ 6,300
Max. Torque, lb-ft @ rpm 280 @ 3,000 266 @ 4,700
Transmission 6-speed manual 6-speed manual
EPA Fuel Economy City, mpg 18.0 17.0
EPA Fuel Economy Hwy, mpg 25.0 26.0
Observed Fuel Economy combined, mpg 19.9 19.3


Warranty
Warranty Information
  Mazdaspeed 3 Genesis Coupe
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain 5 years/60,000 miles 10 years/100,000 miles
Roadside Assistance 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/unlimited miles
Corrosion Protection 5 years/unlimited miles 7 years/unlimited miles


Performance
Performance Information
  Mazdaspeed 3 Genesis Coupe
0-60 mph acceleration, sec. 6.3 5.9
Quarter-mile acceleration, sec. 14.4 14.2
Quarter-mile speed, mph 99.2 98.2
60-0-mph braking, feet 119 114
Lateral Acceleration, g 0.91 0.89
600-ft slalom, mph 71.1 67.2

Final Rankings

Item Weight Mazdaspeed 3 Genesis Coupe
Personal Rating 2.5% 100.0 50.0
Recommended Rating 2.5% 100.0 50.0
Evaluation Score 15% 78.1 73.5
Feature Content 15% 27.8 72.2
Performance 25% 94.2 92.0
Fuel Consumption 15% 100.0 99.5
Price 25% 100.0 82.4
Total Score 100.0% 84.4 82.9
Final Ranking 1 2

Personal Rating (2.5%): Purely subjective. After the test, each participating editor was asked to rank the cars in order of preference based on which he or she would buy if money were no object.

Recommended Rating (2.5%): After the test, each participating editor was asked to rank the cars in order of preference based on which he or she thought would be best for the average consumer shopping in this segment.

28-Point Evaluation (15%): Each participating editor ranked each car based on a comprehensive 28-point evaluation. The evaluation covered everything from exterior design to cupholders. Scoring was calculated on a point system, and the scores listed are averages based on all test participants' evaluations.

Feature Content (15%): For this category, the editors picked the top six features they thought would be most beneficial to the consumer shopping in this segment. The score was based on the number of features on the vehicle versus the total possible (six). Standard and optional equipment were taken into consideration.

Performance Testing (25%): Both cars underwent our full complement of performance tests, including 0-60-mph and quarter-mile acceleration, 60-0-mph braking, as well as standardized slalom and skid pad handling tests. All tests were performed by the same driver using the same equipment.

Fuel Consumption (15%): Using the EPA combined fuel-economy ratings as the basis for the fuel-consumption comparison, we awarded a score of 100 points to the most fuel-efficient vehicle. The less efficient vehicle was scored proportionally based on how close it came to the best-performing vehicle's fuel consumption.

Price (25%): The numbers listed were the result of a simple percentage calculation based on the less expensive car in the comparison test. Using the "as tested" prices of the actual evaluation cars, the less expensive car received a score of 100, with the other one receiving a lower score proportional to its higher cost.

Vehicle
Model year2010
MakeMazda
ModelMazdaspeed 3
StyleSport 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Base MSRP$23,945
Options on test vehicleMazdaspeed 3 Tech Package -- $1,895;
As-tested MSRP$25,840
Drivetrain
Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeDirect-injection inline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,260cc (138 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)9.5
Redline (rpm)6,750
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)263 @ 5,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)280 @ 3,000
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=3.214:1, II=1.913:1, III=1.366, IV=1.025:1, V=0.948:1, VI=0.79:1, final drive=3.456; 1-4th: 4.187; 5-6th:3.526
Chassis
Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.2:1
Tire brandDunlop
Tire modelSP Sport 2050
Tire typeSummer
Tire size, frontP225/40R18 88Y
Tire size, rearP225/40R18 88Y
Wheel size18-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)4.3
0-60 mph (sec.)6.3
0-75 mph (sec.)8.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.4 @ 99.2
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)29
60-0 mph (ft.)119
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)Stability on: 70.3; Stability off: 71.1
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)Stability on: 0.91; Stability off: 0.91
Sound level @ idle (dB)41.7
@ Full throttle (dB)70.3
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.1
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsHard to launch. Wants to bog or boil. Tranny in this car, like in all other MS3s, refuses to be shifted fast. Trying too hard means destroying synchros. Shifting at 6,000 rpm produces the best acceleration times, as the last 750 rpm is flat.
Braking ratingVery Good
Braking commentsThe edge had been taken off these brakes and tires, as this car had seen some hard driving before our track test. This is the most likely explanation for the longer stopping distance than the first car we tested.
Handling ratingVery Good
Handling commentsSlower slalom but better skid pad than first MS3 test car. Rear toe setting is to blame. This car was set at zero toe. First car was 2mm toe-in, which offered better stability through slalom but less willingness to rotate on skid pad. Toe changes represent opposite ends of the (rather wide) tolerance for factory spec.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1121
Temperature (F)83
Wind (mph, direction)1.88 mph cross/tailwind
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 city/25 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)19.9
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.9
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,245
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,248
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)62/38
Length (in.)177.6
Width (in.)69.7
Height (in.)57.5
Wheelbase (in.)103.9
Track, front (in.)60.4
Track, rear (in.)60.0
Turning circle (ft.)36.1
Legroom, front (in.)42.0
Legroom, rear (in.)36.2
Headroom, front (in.)38.9
Headroom, rear (in.)38.0
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.9
Shoulder room, rear (in.)54.0
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)17.0
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)42.8
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front and dual rear with head protection chambers
Head airbagsStandard front
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested
Vehicle
Model year2010
MakeHyundai
ModelGenesis Coupe
Style3.8 Track 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 6M)
Base MSRP$30,250
Options on test vehicleiPod Cable, Carpeted Floor Mats
As-tested MSRP$30,375
Drivetrain
Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,778cc (231 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.4:1
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)306 @ 6,300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)266 @ 4,700
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 3.848, II = 2.317, III = 1.623, IV = 1.233, V = 1.000, VI = 0.794, R = 3.985, FD = 3.538
Chassis
Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)14.9:1
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelPotenza RE050A
Tire typePotenza RE050A
Tire size, front245/40R19 Y
Tire size, rear245/40R19 Y
Wheel size19-by-8 inches front -- 19-by-8.5 inches rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)4.1
0-60 mph (sec.)5.9
0-75 mph (sec.)8.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.2 @ 98.2
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)5.5
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)114
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)Stability on: 66.5, Stability off: 67.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)Stability on: .83, Stability off: .89
Sound level @ idle (dB)40
@ Full throttle (dB)74.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)63.3
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsBest acceleration yet from a Genesis Coupe. This car has 4,000 miles on the clock and appears to have been driven and maintained adequately. Feels faster, too. No special launch technique. Dial up 3,500 rpm or so and keep wheelspin down to a few axle-hopping chirps: seems to work best. Shift smoothing/drivetrain protection still apparent if shifts are too aggressive.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsSolid pedal lacks the immediacy of a sports car but still offers confidence. Brake performance a little inconsistent but no fade.
Handling ratingVery Good
Handling commentsAgain, handling numbers aren't identical to past tests. Slalom isn't as good and skid pad is better. Car still feels solid with no obvious deficiencies. Different car, different numbers.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)87.06
Wind (mph, direction)2.62 mph crosswind
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 city/26 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)19.3
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.2
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,389
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,469
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)55/45
Length (in.)182.3
Width (in.)73.4
Height (in.)54.5
Wheelbase (in.)111.0
Track, front (in.)63.0
Track, rear (in.)63.6
Turning circle (ft.)37.4
Legroom, front (in.)44.1
Legroom, rear (in.)30.3
Headroom, front (in.)39.2
Headroom, rear (in.)34.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)52.8
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)10.0
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)N/A
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion7 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistance5 stars
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