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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)
CX Front-Wheel Drive
  • CX Front-Wheel Drive
  • CX All-Wheel Drive
  • CXL Front-Wheel Drive
  • CXL All-Wheel Drive
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 $27,600 $35,070 $29,215
Invoice $24,840 $33,141 $27,608
Avg. Paid $15,930 $15,385 $13,921

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.7 8.1 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.8 8.8 8.9
Performance 7.8 8.3 8.5
Interior 8.1 8.6 8.5
Operating Cost 7.6 7.4 7.4
Safety 9.2 9.4 9.4
Reliability 5.0 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Fuel-efficient base engine
  • Smooth ride
  • Top reliability score
  • Good safety ratings
  • Smooth ride
  • Quiet, near-luxury cabin
  • Good safety scores
  • Lots of interior space
  • Smooth ride
  • Tons of cargo and passenger space
  • Great safety scores
  • Above-average reliability rating
Cons
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Cramped third row
  • Not much towing or off-roading ability
  • 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/- TBD - Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas V6 3.6L/220
MPG 18 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.8 118.9 118.9
Length, Overall (in) 188.4 201.8 205.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.2 79.0 78.4
Height, Overall (in) 68.1 72.2 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 Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3979 4780 4790

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
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Optional
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Optional Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Optional Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Optional 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 7 7 8
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 145.7 154 153.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.4 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.2 41.3 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.7 62.0 62.0
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 57.4 59.1
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 39.0 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 36.9 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.5 61.4 61.3
Second Hip Room (in) 56.5 57.0 57.8
Third Leg Room (in) 29.9 33.2 33.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 95.4 115.1 117.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 42.3 66.0 68.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 10.3 18.9 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
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Optional Standard 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 Optional Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Optional Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats 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
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Optional Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional 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 3.5L/- TBD - 3.6L/217 3.6L/220
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 6200 288 @ 6300 281 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 248 @ 4700 270 @ 3400 266 @ 3400
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 38.7 40.4 40.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.2 22 22.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Wheel Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-Wheel Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Premium Ride
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Premium Ride

Transmission

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