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FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Touring
  • AWD 4dr Touring
  • FWD 4dr Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Grand Touring
4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (SE)
FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)

Prices

MSRP $28,805 $34,900 $25,855
Invoice $26,665 $31,759 $23,269
Avg. Paid $16,085 $21,536 $16,500

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.8 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.6 8.6 8.2
Performance 8.6 8.4 8.0
Interior 8.2 8.0 8.2
Operating Cost 7.7 8.2 7.9
Safety 9.2 8.9 9.2
Reliability 4.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Lots of standard features
  • Sporty handling
  • Upscale interior
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Outstanding reliability rating
  • Roomy cabin
  • Excellent reliability and safety ratings
  • Smooth ride
  • Fuel-sipping base four-cylinder engine
  • Versatile interior
Cons
  • Ride may be too stiff for some
  • Polarizing front-end styling
  • Below-average safety and reliability scores
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Four-cylinder is underpowered
  • Minimal cargo space with all seats in use
  • Small third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.7L/227.4 Gas/Electric V6 3.3L/- TBD - Gas I4 2.7L/163
MPG 16 City / 22 Hwy 27 City / 25 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.2 109.8 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 199.8 188.4 188.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.2 75.2 75.2
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 68.1 68.1

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4334 4508 3847

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Optional
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Optional
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Optional Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 139.2 145.4 145.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.6 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 43.2 43.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.4 59.7 59.7
Front Hip Room (in) 56.5 56.7 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.8 40.1
Second Leg Room (in) 39.8 38.4 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 59.3 59.5
Second Hip Room (in) 56.0 56.3 56.5
Third Leg Room (in) 32.4 29.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 100.7 94.1 95.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 48.4 42.3 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 17.2 10.3

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 Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag 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
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Electric V6 Gas I4
Displacement 3.7L/227.4 3.3L/- TBD - 2.7L/163
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 273 @ 6250 209 @ 5600 187 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 4250 212 @ 3600 186 @ 4100
Transmission Automatic w/OD CVT Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 37.4 39.0 38.7

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 27 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 25 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.1 17.2 19.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Dual-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard