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4dr Sdn SE RWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE RWD
  • 4dr Sdn SXT RWD
  • 4dr Sdn SXT AWD
  • 4dr Sdn R/T RWD
  • 4dr Sdn R/T AWD
4dr Sdn XL (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn XL (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn XL (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn XL (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn XLS (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn XLS (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn XLS (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (SE)
4dr Sdn FWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn FWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn AWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn Premier FWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn Premier AWD *Ltd Avail*

Prices

MSRP $24,835 $27,845 $25,120
Invoice $23,235 $25,156 $23,083
Avg. Paid $10,973 $12,241 $9,419

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.8 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.4 9.0
Performance 8.1 8.6 7.5
Interior 7.7 8.8 7.6
Operating Cost 7.5 7.8 7.7
Safety 8.1 9.4 9.4
Reliability 3.0 4.0 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful V8 HEMI engine
  • Roomy cabin
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Excellent reliability and safety ratings
  • High fuel economy ratings for the class
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Comfortably seats five
  • Loads of cargo room
  • Excellent reliability and safety scores
Cons
  • Below-average safety ratings
  • Some ergonomic quirks and subpar cabin materials
  • Limited visibility from the driver’s seat
  • Base model lacks stability and traction control
  • Rear seats don’t fold, limiting cargo space
  • Disappointing transmission and handling dynamics
  • Some confusing interior controls
  • Bland exterior design

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 2.7L/167 Gas V6 3.5L/211 Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD -
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 19 City / 28 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 120.0 111.0 112.9
Length, Overall (in) 200.1 197.2 202.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.5 72.8 74.5
Height, Overall (in) 58.2 58.5 61.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3612 3490 3741

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror 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 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 104.0 106.9 108.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.9 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.3 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.3 59.4 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) 56.2 55.8 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.2 37.5 38.8
Second Leg Room (in) 40.2 40.9 41.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 58.2 57.6
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 56.2 53.6
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.2 14.4 21.2

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional 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 Optional Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Optional Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Optional Standard Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Optional Standard
Electronic Stability Control Optional Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Optional
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Optional Optional
Traction Control Optional Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
High Output Optional
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.7L/167 3.5L/211 3.5L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 178 @ 5500 268 @ 6200 263 @ 6250
Torque (Net @ RPM) 190 @ 4000 248 @ 4700 249 @ 4500
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 38.9 36.9 40.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.5 20.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Multi-link Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link

Transmission

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