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Base FWD
  • Base FWD
  • Convenience FWD
  • Base AWD
  • Convenience AWD
  • Leather FWD
  • Leather AWD
  • Premium FWD
  • Premium AWD
FWD 4dr V6 (GS)
  • FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 (GS)
  • FWD 4dr I4 (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 (SE)
  • FWD 4dr I4 SE (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 SE (GS)
  • FWD 4dr I4 SE (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 SE (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 SE (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 SE (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SE (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SE (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SE (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
FWD LS
  • FWD LS
  • AWD LS
  • FWD LT w/1LT
  • AWD LT w/1LT
  • FWD LT w/2LT
  • AWD LT w/2LT
  • FWD LTZ
  • AWD LTZ

Prices

MSRP $36,500 $29,395 $29,660
Invoice $34,675 $26,838 $28,177
Avg. Paid $27,013 $23,465 $20,333

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.1 8.0
Critics' Rating 9.0 8.4 8.8
Performance 8.0 7.9 7.9
Interior 8.4 8.0 7.9
Operating Cost 7.7 7.7 7.7
Safety 9.3 9.3 9.3
Reliability 3.5 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Opulent cabin
  • Composed handling
  • Excellent cargo capacity
  • Great fuel economy for the class with base engine
  • Comfortable ride
  • Good maneuverability for the class
  • Great cargo space for the class
  • Adult-friendly third row
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Sluggish acceleration with base engine
  • Some cheap interior materials

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas V6 3.5L/211 Gas V6 3.6L/220
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 18 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 118.9 109.8 118.9
Length, Overall (in) 201.8 188.4 205.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0 75.2 78.4
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 68.1 70.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4780 4045 4658

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Optional Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Optional Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard
Trip Computer Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 7 8
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 153.0 145.7 153.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.6 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 43.2 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.0 59.7 62.0
Front Hip Room (in) 57.4 56.7 59.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 40.1 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.3 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.4 59.5 61.3
Second Hip Room (in) 57.0 56.5 57.8
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 29.9 33.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 115.0 95.4 116.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 65.9 42.3 68.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 23.3 10.3 24.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/217 3.5L/211 3.6L/220
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 288 @ 6300 270 @ 6200 281 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 3400 248 @ 4700 266 @ 3400
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 40.4 38.7 40.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 19.2 22.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Coil-Over Strut
Suspension Type - Rear H-Arm Independent Linked H-Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard