The Car Guide – Everything Automotive, 54 Years Running

Comparison

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66

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65
Price
Base price $17,300 (CAD) (2016) ciew deals $46,900 (CAD) ciew deals $11,845 (CAD) ciew deals $19,245 (CAD) ciew deals $27,998 (CAD) ciew deals $18,913 (CAD) ciew deals
Monthly payments $326/month (?) $885/month (?) $224/month (?) $363/month (?) $528/month (?) $357/month (?)
Engine
Transmission
  • 5-speed manual (base)
  • 6-speed automatic
Single-speed
  • 5-speed manual (base)
  • CVT
  • 5-speed manual (base)
  • 6-speed automatic
Single-speed CVT
Drivetrain RWD RWD FWD FWD RWD FWD
CO₂ emissions 3,160 kg/year N/A 3,307 kg/year 3,579 kg/year N/A 2,346 kg/year
Type I-3 0.9 litre Electric I-4 1.4 litre I-4 1.4 litre Electric I-4 1.3 litre
Power 89 hp @ 5,500 rpm (66 kW) 168 hp @ 4,800 rpm (125 kW) 98 hp @ 6,200 rpm (73 kW) 101 hp @ 6,500 rpm (75 kW) 66 hp @ 3,000 rpm (49 kW) 94 hp @ 6,000 rpm (70 kW)
Torque 100 lb·ft @ 2,500 rpm (136 N·m) 184 lb·ft (249 N·m) 94 lb·ft @ 4,400 rpm (127 N·m) 97 lb·ft @ 4,000 rpm (132 N·m) 145 lb·ft (197 N·m) 89 lb·ft @ 4,400 rpm (121 N·m)
Induction Turbocharged - Atmospheric Atmospheric - Atmospheric
Bore 72 mm - 74 mm 72 mm - 72 mm
Stroke 73 mm - 81 mm 84 mm - 80 mm
Fuel type Premium - Regular Regular - Regular
Vehicle type / Category
Vehicle type Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback
Category City Car Electric, Luxury Sedan under $50,000 City Car City Car Electric, City Car City Car
Assembly Hambach, FR Leipzig, DE Changwon, KR Toluca, MX Kurashiki, JP Toyota, JP
Generation 3 1 2 1 1 1
What's new N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fuel efficiency / Autonomy
City 7.5 l/100km 0.0 l/100km 8.0 l/100km 8.5 l/100km 0.0 l/100km 5.5 l/100km
Highway 6.1 l/100km 0.0 l/100km 6.2 l/100km 6.9 l/100km 0.0 l/100km 4.6 l/100km
Autonomy 467 km N/A 438 km 471 km N/A 582 km
Electric autonomy N/A 200 km N/A N/A 96 km N/A
Infotainment / Connectivity
Apple CarPlay compatible no no yes no no no
Android Auto compatible no no yes no no no
Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Safety
Steering rack and pinion with assist rack and pinion, electrical variable assist rack and pinion, electric assistance rack and pinion, electric assistance rack and pinion, electrical variable assist rack and pinion, electric assistance
Traction control yes yes yes yes yes yes
Stability control yes yes yes yes yes yes
Seat belts 2 4 4 4 4 4
Airbags 5 6 10 7 6 11
Front suspension independent, Macpherson strut independent, Macpherson strut independent, Macpherson strut independent, Macpherson strut independent, Macpherson strut independent, Macpherson strut
Rear suspension De Dion independent, multi-link semi-independent, torsion beam semi-independent, torsion beam De Dion semi-independent, torsion beam
Front brakes disc (ABS) disc (ABS) disc (ABS) disc (ABS) disc (ABS) disc (ABS)
Rear brakes drum (ABS) disc (ABS) drum (ABS) disc (ABS) drum (ABS) drum (ABS)
Front tires P165/65R15 P155/70R19 P185/55R15 P185/55R15 P145/65R15 P175/60R16
Rear tires P185/60R15 P155/70R19 P185/55R15 P185/55R15 P175/60R15 P175/60R16
Dimensions / Weight
Length 2,695 mm (106″) 4,008 mm (158″) 3,635 mm (143″) 3,547 mm (140″) 3,675 mm (145″) 3,050 mm (120″)
Width 1,663 mm (65″) 1,775 mm (70″) 1,595 mm (63″) 1,627 mm (64″) 1,585 mm (62″) 1,680 mm (66″)
Height 1,555 mm (61″) 1,578 mm (62″) 1,483 mm (58″) 1,519 mm (60″) 1,615 mm (64″) 1,500 mm (59″)
Wheelbase 1,873 mm (74″) 2,570 mm (101″) 2,385 mm (94″) 2,300 mm (91″) 2,550 mm (100″) 2,000 mm (79″)
Front track 1,469 mm (58″) 1,571 mm (62″) 1,384 mm (54″) 1,407 mm (55″) 1,420 mm (56″) 1,475 mm (58″)
Rear track 1,430 mm (56″) 1,576 mm (62″) 1,384 mm (54″) 1,397 mm (55″) 1,380 mm (54″) 1,460 mm (57″)
Weight 915 kg (2,017 lbs) 1,346 kg (2,967 lbs) 1,019 kg (2,247 lbs) 1,074 kg (2,368 lbs) 1,148 kg (2,531 lbs) 965 kg (2,127 lbs)
Weight distribution front-rear N/A 48% - 51% N/A 63% - 37% 46% - 54% N/A
Capacities
Fuel tank 35 l (9 gal) N/A 35 l (9 gal) 40 l (11 gal) N/A 32 l (8 gal)
Trunk 260 to 350 l (9 to 12 ft³) 260 to 1,100 l (9 to 39 ft³) 314 to 770 l (11 to 27 ft³) 269 to 759 l (9 to 27 ft³) 377 to 1,430 l (13 to 50 ft³) 99 to 473 l (3 to 17 ft³)
Towing N/A not recommended not recommended not recommended not recommended N/A
Box length N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Performance
Power to weight ratio 72.0 W/kg 92.0 W/kg 71.0 W/kg 70.0 W/kg 42.0 W/kg 72.0 W/kg
0-100 km/h 10.7 s 7.3 s 11.5 s 12.3 s 15.2 s 11.5 s
80-120 km/h N/A 5.1 s N/A 9.7 s 14.4 s 9.3 s
Top speed 155 km/h 150 km/h N/A 182 km/h 130 km/h N/A
Braking distance N/A 44.7 m N/A 42.0 m 42.5 m 44.5 m
Warranty
Base warranty 4 years / 80,000 km 4 years / 80,000 km 3 years / 60,000 km 3 years / 60,000 km 3 years / 60,000 km 3 years / 60,000 km
Powetrain warranty 4 years / 80,000 km 4 years / 80,000 km 5 years / 160,000 km 5 years / 100,000 km 5 years / 100,000 km 5 years / 100,000 km
Insurance
Insurability rating 4 Good N/A 5 Excellent 2 Less than average 5 Excellent N/A
Competition
Competitive models
Guide de l'auto ratings
Fuel economy
8.0/10
9.0/10
7.0/10
7.0/10
9.0/10
Reliability N/A
4.0/10
New model
2.0/10
N/A
8.0/10
Safety
7.0/10
6.0/10
9.0/10
7.0/10
6.0/10
8.0/10
Infotainment
6.0/10
7.0/10
8.0/10
8.0/10
6.0/10
Driving
8.0/10
7.0/10
7.0/10
7.0/10
5.0/10
6.0/10
Overall
5.0/10
7.0/10
8.0/10
6.0/10
5.0/10
Interior
6.0/10
Winter driving
5.0/10
Comfort
6.0/10
Average 70% 71% 80% 66% 60% 65%

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