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2WD LX
  • 2WD LX
  • 4WD LX
  • 2WD EX
  • 4WD EX
  • 2WD EX-L
  • 2WD EX-L with DVD Rear Entertainment System
  • 4WD EX-L
  • 2WD Touring with Navigation
  • 4WD EX-L with DVD Rear Entertainment System
  • 2WD Touring with DVD Rear Entertainment System and Navigation
  • 4WD Touring with Navigation
  • 4WD Touring with DVD Rear Entertainment System and Navigation
FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (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)
Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • All-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • All-Wheel Drive LTZ

Prices

MSRP $27,695 $27,600 $29,215
Invoice $25,101 $24,840 $27,608
Avg. Paid $13,601 $15,930 $13,921

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.7 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.8 8.8 8.9
Performance 8.1 7.8 8.5
Interior 7.5 8.1 8.5
Operating Cost 7.5 7.6 7.4
Safety 9.4 9.2 9.4
Reliability 3.0 5.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable ride
  • Car-like maneuverability
  • Versatile interior
  • Great safety scores
  • Fuel-efficient base engine
  • Smooth ride
  • Top reliability score
  • Good safety ratings
  • Smooth ride
  • Tons of cargo and passenger space
  • Great safety scores
  • Above-average reliability rating
Cons
  • Below-average reliability rating
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Cramped third row
  • Can’t tow or travel off-road like a traditional SUV
  • Some interior quality complaints

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/212 Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.6L/220
MPG 17 City / 23 Hwy 18 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.2 109.8 118.9
Length, Overall (in) 190.9 188.4 205.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.5 75.2 78.4
Height, Overall (in) 71.0 68.1 70.4

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4319 3979 4790

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 8 7 8
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 153.7 145.7 153.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.7 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 43.2 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.5 59.7 62.0
Front Hip Room (in) 58.6 56.7 59.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 40.1 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) 38.5 38.3 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 62.2 59.5 61.3
Second Hip Room (in) 56.9 56.5 57.8
Third Leg Room (in) 32.1 29.9 33.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 87.0 95.4 117.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 47.7 42.3 68.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 18.0 10.3 26.1

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat 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
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Optional Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard 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 3.5L/212 3.5L/- TBD - 3.6L/220
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 250 @ 5700 270 @ 6200 281 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 253 @ 4800 248 @ 4700 266 @ 3400
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 38.6 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) 23 24 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 19.2 22.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Trailing Arms

Transmission

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