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RWD 4dr XLT
  • RWD 4dr XLT
  • 4WD 4dr XLT
  • AWD 4dr XLT
  • RWD 4dr Eddie Bauer
  • 4WD 4dr Eddie Bauer
  • RWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • AWD 4dr Limited
Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • All-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT w/1LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT w/1LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT w/2LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT w/2LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • All-Wheel Drive LTZ
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 $29,280 $29,224 $25,855
Invoice $27,404 $27,763 $23,269
Avg. Paid $15,218 $15,607 $16,845

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.3 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.0 8.2
Performance 7.9 8.5 8.0
Interior 8.0 8.3 8.2
Operating Cost 7.5 7.9 7.9
Safety 8.4 9.4 9.2
Reliability 3.0 3.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great hauling and towing power
  • Fairly roomy third row
  • Good reliability score
  • Smooth ride
  • Roomy interior with comfortable third row
  • Lots of cargo space
  • Great safety scores
  • Excellent reliability and safety ratings
  • Smooth ride
  • Fuel-sipping base four-cylinder engine
  • Versatile interior
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Truck-like handling
  • Outdated interior
  • Some subpar interior materials
  • Not as sporty as smaller competitors
  • Four-cylinder is underpowered
  • Minimal cargo space with all seats in use
  • Small third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 4.0L/245 Gas V6 3.6L/220 Gas I4 2.7L/163
MPG 14 City / 20 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.7 118.9 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 205.0 188.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 78.4 75.2
Height, Overall (in) 71.9 70.4 68.1
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD -

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4790 3847

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Optional
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Optional Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Luggage Rack Standard Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Optional Standard Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 8 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 153.1 145.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.4 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.3 43.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 62.0 59.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 59.1 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.7 39.4 40.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 36.8 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 61.3 59.5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 57.8 56.5
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 29.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 85.8 116.4 95.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 45.1 68.8 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 24.4 10.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional Standard Optional

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 4.0L/245 3.6L/220 2.7L/163
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 210 @ 5100 281 @ 6300 187 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 254 @ 3700 266 @ 3400 186 @ 4100
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 36.8 40.4 38.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 24 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 22.0 19.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA

Transmission

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