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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
quattro 4dr 3.6L
  • quattro 4dr 3.6L
  • quattro 4dr 3.6L Premium
  • quattro 4dr 3.6L Premium Plus
  • quattro 4dr 3.6L Prestige
  • quattro 4dr 3.0L TDI Premium
  • quattro 4dr 3.0L TDI Premium Plus
  • quattro 4dr 3.0L TDI Prestige
  • quattro 4dr 4.2L Prestige
AWD
  • AWD
  • AWD with Technology Package
  • AWD with Technology and Entertainment Packages
  • AWD with Sport Package
  • AWD with Sport and Entertainment Packages

Prices

MSRP $37,000 $43,500 $40,990
Invoice $34,780 $40,456 $37,252
Avg. Paid $17,205 $20,567 $19,964

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 7.7 7.9
Critics' Rating 8.5 8.7 9.2
Performance 7.4 7.9 8.9
Interior 7.4 8.3 8.3
Operating Cost N/A 6.8 7.2
Safety 9.4 9.4 9.4
Reliability 2.5 2.5 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful available V8 engine
  • Lots of safety features
  • Comfortable first and second rows
  • Good safety score
  • Available fuel-efficient diesel engine
  • Good safety scores
  • Well-made, luxurious interior
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Sporty handling
  • Plenty of power
  • Great safety scores
  • Upscale, well-made cabin with lots of standard features
Cons
  • Tiny third row of seats
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Confusing dash controls
  • Low reliability rating
  • Not very fun to drive
  • Cramped third-row seats
  • Below-average reliability
  • Below-average reliability rating
  • Cramped third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I6 3.2L/195 Gas V6 3.6L/220 Gas V6 3.7L/- TBD -
MPG 14 City / 20 Hwy 14 City / 20 Hwy 15 City / 20 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.6 118.2 108.3
Length, Overall (in) 189.3 200.2 190.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.7 78.1 78.5
Height, Overall (in) 70.2 68.4 68.2

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4464 5082 4548

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
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 Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Standard
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 Optional Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard 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 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 104.0 142.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 39.5 39.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.3 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 58.7 61.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 - TBD - 59.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 39.0 38.6
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 37.1 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 58.1 61.6
Second Hip Room (in) 53.6 - TBD - 59.1
Third Leg Room (in) 29.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 84.9 72.5 83.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) - TBD - 42.0 42.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 15.0

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard 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
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 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
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.6L/220 3.7L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 235 @ 6200 280 @ 6200 300 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 236 @ 3200 266 @ 2750 275 @ 5000
Transmission Automatic, Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 40.0 39.4 37.6

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 14 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20 20
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 26.4 21.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-Link Multi-link

Transmission

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