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FWD 4dr I6
  • FWD 4dr I6
  • FWD 4dr I6 w/Sunroof
  • FWD 4dr I6 w/Sunroof/3rd Row
  • AWD 4dr I6
  • AWD 4dr I6 w/Sunroof
  • AWD 4dr I6 w/Sunroof/3rd Row
  • FWD 4dr I6 R-Design
  • AWD 4dr I6 R-Design
  • AWD 4dr V8
  • AWD 4dr V8 R-Design
FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr
FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr

Prices

MSRP $37,000 $37,700 $37,845
Invoice $34,780 $33,742 $34,871
Avg. Paid $17,205 $20,788 $15,543

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 9.0 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.5 9.3 7.8
Performance 7.4 8.5 7.5
Interior 7.4 8.6 8.0
Operating Cost N/A 7.4 7.6
Safety 9.4 9.4 9.2
Reliability 2.5 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful available V8 engine
  • Lots of safety features
  • Comfortable first and second rows
  • Good safety score
  • Luxurious, comfortable, quiet interior
  • Smooth ride and car-like handling
  • Fantastic reliability rating
  • Great safety score
  • Decent power
  • Attractive looks
  • Great safety and reliability ratings
  • Impressive list of standard features
Cons
  • Tiny third row of seats
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Confusing dash controls
  • Low reliability rating
  • Not as fun to drive as others
  • Cheap-feeling interior materials
  • Drives like the less expensive Ford Edge

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I6 3.2L/195 Gas V6 3.5L/211 Gas V6 3.5L/213
MPG 14 City / 20 Hwy 18 City / 23 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4-Door SUV 4 Door SUV

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.6 106.9 111.2
Length, Overall (in) 189.3 186.2 186.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.7 72.6 75.8
Height, Overall (in) 70.2 66.1 67.3

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4464 3870 4210

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional Optional Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional Optional Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard 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 Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional Standard
Power Liftgate Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard 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 Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 102.5 108.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 39.3 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 42.5 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.9 58.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 55.6 54.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 38.6 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 36.4 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 57.1 58.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53.6 55.1 56.2
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 84.9 84.7 68.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) - TBD - 38.3 32.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Standard
Cooled Passenger Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
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
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Optional
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
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.5L/211 3.5L/213
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 235 @ 6200 270 @ 6200 265 @ 6250
Torque (Net @ RPM) 236 @ 3200 251 @ 4700 250 @ 4500
Transmission Automatic, Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 40.0 37.4 38.6

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 23 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.2 19.0

Suspension

Air Suspension Optional
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Suspension Type - Rear Independent MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link

Transmission

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