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FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Touring
  • FWD 4dr Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Touring
  • AWD 4dr Grand Touring
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)
FWD 4dr Auto S
  • FWD 4dr Auto S
  • FWD 4dr SE
  • AWD 4dr SE
  • FWD 4dr SEL
  • AWD 4dr SEL

Prices

MSRP $23,900 $21,500 $24,300
Invoice $22,365 $20,103 $22,551
Avg. Paid $10,261 $11,825 $10,285

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.4 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.8 9.0 9.2
Performance 8.5 8.2 8.8
Interior 7.8 7.5 8.3
Operating Cost 7.4 8.0 7.6
Safety 9.2 9.2 9.4
Reliability 4.0 4.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Athletic handling
  • Attractive, modern interior
  • Good reliability rating
  • Powerful V6 option
  • Ample cabin and cargo space
  • Third-row seat option
  • Good safety and reliability scores
  • Upscale, comfortable interior
  • Composed handling
  • Strong safety ratings
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Small back seat and cargo area
  • So-so cabin material quality
  • Cramped third row
  • Limited cargo space
  • Poor reliability score

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.3L/138 Gas I4 2.5L/152 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 17 City / 23 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy 18 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.3 104.7 102.5
Length, Overall (in) 184.0 181.9 174.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 71.5 71.2
Height, Overall (in) 64.8 66.3 66.3

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3710 3360 3433

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard 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
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 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.) 101.7 108.2 95.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.8 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.8 40.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.1 56.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 53.8 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.7 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 38.3 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 55.3 54.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 52.4 - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 58.6 73.0 56.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 29.9 36.4 23.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
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
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 Optional

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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System 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
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Displacement 2.3L/138 2.5L/152 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 244 @ 5000 179 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 2500 172 @ 4000 206 @ 1700-5000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 37.4 34.8 39.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 22 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 28 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.2 15.9 16.8

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard