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FWD 4dr SE
  • FWD 4dr SE
  • FWD 4dr SXT
  • AWD 4dr SXT
  • FWD 4dr R/T
  • AWD 4dr R/T
2WD LX
  • 2WD LX
  • 4WD LX
  • 2WD EX
  • 4WD EX
  • 2WD EX-L
  • 2WD EX-L with Navigation
FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (SE)

Prices

MSRP $20,925 $21,245 $21,500
Invoice $19,517 $19,778 $20,103
Avg. Paid $9,242 $11,915 $11,825

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.2 8.6 8.4
Critics' Rating 7.9 9.1 8.9
Performance 7.0 8.3 8.2
Interior 7.3 8.3 7.5
Operating Cost 7.5 8.0 7.9
Safety 9.4 9.4 9.2
Reliability 2.0 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Roomy cabin
  • Great safety scores
  • Good fuel economy from base engine
  • Ample cargo space
  • High-quality interior
  • Refined ride
  • Strong safety and reliability ratings
  • Powerful V6 option
  • Ample cabin and cargo space
  • Third-row seat option
  • Good safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Some powertrains get poor gas mileage
  • Cheap-feeling interior
  • Poor reliability
  • Underpowered engine
  • No V6 engine option
  • So-so cabin material quality
  • Cramped third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 19 City / 25 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4dr SUV 5 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.8 103.1 104.7
Length, Overall (in) 192.4 177.9 181.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 71.6 71.5
Height, Overall (in) 66.6 66.1 66.3

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3692 3389 3360

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Optional Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Optional Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 125.6 103.8 108.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 40.9 40.8
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 41.3 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 56.9 57.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 55.9 53.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.9 38.6 39.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.6 38.5 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.0 55.3
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 54.6 52.4
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 67.6 72.9 73.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 37.1 35.7 36.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch 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 Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 173 @ 6000 166 @ 5800 179 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 166 @ 4400 161 @ 4200 172 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 38.5 37.8 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.5 15.3 15.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) multi-link Multi-link coil spring

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard