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4dr Sdn GLS
  • 4dr Sdn GLS
  • 4dr Sdn Limited
CX
  • CX
  • CX-2
  • CXL
  • CXL Special Edition
  • CXL-3
  • CXL-4
  • CXL-5
  • Super
4dr Sdn XL (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn XL (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn XL (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn XL (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn XLS (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn XLS (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn XLS (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (SE)

Prices

MSRP $24,970 $29,265 $27,845
Invoice $23,722 $27,948 $25,156
Avg. Paid $10,803 $10,588 $12,919

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.4 8.8
Critics' Rating 9.1 7.9 9.4
Performance 8.0 7.3 8.6
Interior 9.1 8.1 8.8
Operating Cost 7.9 7.8 7.9
Safety 8.6 9.2 9.4
Reliability 2.0 5.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Very spacious interior with solid fit and finish
  • Good stereo system
  • Comfortable, quiet ride
  • Clean and uncluttered interior layout
  • Spacious interior with plenty of back-seat room
  • Outstanding reliability rating
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Excellent reliability and safety ratings
  • High fuel economy ratings for the class
Cons
  • Ride too firm for some
  • Bland, uninspired exterior styling
  • Poor reliability score
  • Underpowered V6 engine
  • Lacks luxury options and contemporary appeal of competitors
  • Large turning radius and soft brakes
  • Rear seats don’t fold, limiting cargo space

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.3L/201 Gas V6 FlexFuel 3.9L/237 Gas V6 3.5L/211
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 17 City / 26 Hwy 19 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Dr Sedan CX 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.4 115.6 111.0
Length, Overall (in) 192.7 203.2 197.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 73.8 72.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 58.0 58.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Sliding Rear Window Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3629 3764 3490

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Optional Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror 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 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 106.9 108 106.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 39.5 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.7 42.5 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 58.0 59.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 56.7 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 37.6 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 38.2 41.0 40.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 57.0 58.2
Second Hip Room (in) 55.1 57.0 56.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.6 17.0 14.4

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Optional Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split 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 Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
ABS Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 FlexFuel Gas V6
Displacement 3.3L/201 3.9L/237 3.5L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 234 @ 6000 227 @ 5700 268 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 226 @ 3500 237 @ 3200 248 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.4 42.2 36.9

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 26 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 18.5 18.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

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