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2dr Cabriolet CVT FrontTrak Premium
  • 2dr Cpe Man quattro 2.0L Premium
  • 2dr Cpe Man quattro 2.0L Premium Plus
  • 2dr Cpe Man quattro 2.0L Prestige
  • 2dr Cpe Auto quattro 2.0L Premium
  • 2dr Cpe Auto quattro 2.0L Premium Plus
  • 2dr Cpe Auto quattro 2.0L Prestige
  • 2dr Cabriolet CVT FrontTrak Premium
  • 2dr Cabriolet CVT FrontTrak Premium Plus
  • 2dr Cabriolet CVT FrontTrak Prestige
  • 2dr Cpe Auto quattro 3.2L Premium Plus
  • 2dr Cpe Auto quattro 3.2L Prestige
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto quattro Premium
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto quattro Premium Plus
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto quattro Prestige
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn
2WD
  • 2WD
  • SH-AWD
  • 2WD w/Technology Package
  • 2WD w/Technology Package and 18" Wheels
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package and Manual
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package and Automatic
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package, Manual and HPT
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package, Automatic and HPT

Prices

MSRP $42,000 $34,120 $35,105
Invoice $39,060 $30,594 $32,673
Avg. Paid $23,229 $14,129 $18,405

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 9.0 8.6
Critics' Rating 9.2 9.3 8.8
Performance 8.3 8.5 8.3
Interior 8.2 8.9 8.8
Operating Cost 7.5 7.8 7.6
Safety N/A 9.1 10.0
Reliability 2.0 5.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Stowed convertible top occupies little space
  • High-quality interior
  • Agile handling
  • Refined, comfortable ride
  • Supple cabin
  • Smooth engine
  • Stellar reliability score
  • Great reliability rating
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • AWD model’s good handling
  • High-tech, modern interior
Cons
  • Below-average reliability score
  • Not as powerful as some competitors
  • Suspension too soft for much excitement
  • Low safety score for the class
  • Confusing center stack

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/121.1 Gas V6 3.5L/210 Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 23 City / 30 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.3 109.3 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 182.1 191.1 195.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 71.7 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 54.4 57.1 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Soft Top Standard
Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3880 3580 3721

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror 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 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.4 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 37.4 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.2 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 57.3 58.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.9 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.3 36.8 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 31.9 35.9 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 46.9 56.3 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.8 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.2 14.7 13.1

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Cooled Passenger Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard 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
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag 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
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.0L/121.1 3.5L/210 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 211 @ 4300-6000 272 @ 6200 280 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500-4200 254 @ 4700 254 @ 5000
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.4 36.7 38.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 18.5 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Dive Dual-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard