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4dr Sdn LS
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4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL AWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited AWD
4dr Sdn GLS
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  • 4dr Sdn Limited

Prices

MSRP $29,125 $25,170 $24,970
Invoice $27,365 $23,103 $23,722
Avg. Paid $10,422 $9,154 $9,961

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.2 8.2 7.8
Critics' Rating 5.5 8.3 9.1
Performance 6.7 7.7 8.0
Interior 6.7 8.3 9.1
Operating Cost 7.6 7.7 7.7
Safety 9.2 9.4 8.6
Reliability 4.5 4.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Strong standard V8
  • Roomy interior
  • Large trunk
  • Good reliability score
  • Massive trunk space and plentiful legroom for its class
  • Excellent crash test scores
  • Great reliability rating
  • Very spacious interior with solid fit and finish
  • Good stereo system
Cons
  • Sloppy handling
  • Dated design
  • Marginal safety scores
  • Engine could use more power
  • Some interior controls are complicated
  • Ride too firm for some
  • Bland, uninspired exterior styling
  • Poor reliability score

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Ethanol V8 4.6L/281 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.3L/201
MPG 16 City / 24 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 114.6 112.9 109.4
Length, Overall (in) 211.1 201.8 192.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.3 82.9 72.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 61.5 58.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4117 3739 3629

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 Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm 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
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
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 6 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 107.5 108.0 106.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 39.6 40.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.3 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.6 57.8 57.9
Front Hip Room (in) 57.4 53.7 55.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.8 38.2
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 41.2 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 60.0 57.6 57.1
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 53.6 55.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 20.6 21.2 16.6

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
Cassette Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
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
Rear Head Air Bag 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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Optional Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 4.6L/281 3.5L/213 3.3L/201
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 224 @ 4800 263 @ 6250 234 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 275 @ 4000 249 @ 4500 226 @ 3500
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 40.3 41.0 37.4

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 28 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 20.5 19.8

Suspension

Air Suspension Standard
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent MacPherson Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Air suspension Independent multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar

Transmission

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