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4dr Wgn I4 LX Base
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  • 4dr Wgn I4 LX
  • 4dr Wgn V6 LX
  • 4dr Wgn I4 EX
  • 4dr Wgn V6 EX
4dr Wgn Man Sport
  • 4dr Wgn Man Sport
  • 4dr Wgn Auto Sport
  • 4dr Wgn Auto Touring
  • 4dr Wgn Auto Grand Touring
4dr Wgn SEL FWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Wgn SEL FWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Wgn SEL AWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Wgn Eddie Bauer FWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Wgn Limited FWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Wgn Eddie Bauer AWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Wgn Limited AWD *Ltd Avail*

Prices

MSRP $17,495 $17,995 $28,270
Invoice $16,675 $16,865 $25,958
Avg. Paid $7,518 N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 7.6 8.3
Critics' Rating 9.0 8.8 8.7
Performance 7.5 7.5 7.7
Interior 8.0 7.6 7.9
Safety 9.1 9.1 9.9
Reliability 3.0 2.0 3.0
Operating Cost 7.8 7.9 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Available third-row is roomy
  • Smooth ride
  • Car-like handling
  • Good fuel economy
  • Excellent safety scores
  • Solid power and acceleration
  • Plenty of room for six or seven passengers
  • Exemplary crash test scores
Cons
  • Limited cargo space for the class
  • Underpowered engine
  • Limited cargo space with seats up
  • Poor reliability score
  • Engine is somewhat noisy
  • Updated styling is still rather conservative

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.3L/138 Gas V6 3.5L/213
MPG 20 City / 27 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 5 Door Wagon 2WD Sport Utility

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 108.3 112.9
Length, Overall (in) 179.0 181.5 200.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 69.1 74.9
Height, Overall (in) 65.0 64.2 67.6

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3340 3417 4033

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps 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
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
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
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 6 6
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 107.8 97.7 146.2
Front Head Room (in) 41.6 40.7 39.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.7 40.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 55.5 58.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 52.9 55.5
Second Head Room (in) 40.2 39.4 39.7
Second Leg Room (in) 38.2 35.2 40.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 55.6 58.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 58.3 56.0
Third Leg Room (in) 30.7 33.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 35.0 70.9 85.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 31.7 44.4 47.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) - TBD - 20.8

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 Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Optional
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats 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
Auto-On Headlights Optional
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.3L/138 3.5L/213
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 175 @ 6000 153 @ 6500 263 @ 6250
Torque (Net @ RPM) 169 @ 4000 148 @ 4500 249 @ 4500
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 35.4 34.8 40.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.9 19.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Independent multilink
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link E-type Multi-link w/Stabilizer bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard