THE RUNDOWN

Ottawa Citizen - - DRIVING -

Over­view: Five-pas­sen­ger, high-rid­ing com­pact that looks any­thing but dull Pros: Grippy styling, com­pact size, price Cons: En­gine and trans­mis­sion feel unin­spired Value for money: Good What I would change: Add two tur­bocharg­ers and a man­ual or bet­ter au­to­matic How I would spec it: With the Premium pack­age

THE SPECS

Type of ve­hi­cle: Four-door, com­pact front-wheel-drive CUV “coupe” En­gine: 2.0-L DOHC four-cylin­der Power: 144 hp at 6,100 rpm, 139 lb-ft of torque at 3,800 rpm Trans­mis­sion: Con­tin­u­ously vari­able with man­ual shift mode Brakes: Four-wheel disc with ABS and EBD Tires: P225/50R18 Price: $24,690 base/$26,290 as tested Des­ti­na­tion charge: $1,760 Nat­u­ral Re­sources Canada fuel econ­omy (L/100 km): 8.7 city, 7.5 high­way, 8.2 com­bined

Stan­dard fea­tures: Auto high beam, lane-de­par­ture alert, radar cruise with dis­tance con­trol, pedes­trian pro­tec­tion, dis­play au­dio sys­tem with seven-inch screen, Blue­tooth, voice recog­ni­tion tech­nol­ogy, Gra­cenote mu­sic data­base, steer­ing wheel­mounted au­dio con­trols, air con­di­tion­ing, dual-zone au­to­matic cli­mate con­trol, 4.2-inch colour multi in­for­ma­tion dis­play, il­lu­mi­nated van­ity mir­rors, key­less en­try, 12V power out­let, heated front seats, tilt­ing/tele­scop­ing steer­ing col­umn, 17-inch al­loy wheels with 215/60R17 tires, power-ad­justable heated ex­te­rior mir­rors with in­te­grated sig­nal lamps, power win­dows with one-touch, LED day­time run­ning lamps, leather­wrapped steer­ing wheel, leather and metal-trimmed shift lever, ton­neau cover and more

Op­tions: P225/50R18 tires on 18-inch alu­minum al­loy wheels, blind-spot mon­i­tor with rear cross-traf­fic alert, push-but­ton start, smart key, power fold­ing mir­rors with C-HR pud­dle lamps

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