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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
4WD 4dr (Natl)
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  • 4WD 4dr (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (SE)
4dr Wgn I4 FWD (Natl)
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  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD (SE)

Prices

MSRP $29,280 $34,900 $26,275
Invoice $27,404 $31,759 $23,777
Avg. Paid $14,817 $21,536 $16,410

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.8 8.7
Critics' Rating 8.0 8.6 8.4
Performance 7.9 8.4 7.5
Interior 8.0 8.0 8.8
Operating Cost 7.5 8.2 8.1
Safety 8.4 8.9 9.4
Reliability 3.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great hauling and towing power
  • Fairly roomy third row
  • Good reliability score
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Outstanding reliability rating
  • Roomy cabin
  • Lots of standard features
  • Strong safety and reliability scores
  • Roomy cabin
  • Smooth, comfortable ride
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Truck-like handling
  • Outdated interior
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Not exciting to drive

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 4.0L/245 Gas/Electric V6 3.3L/- TBD - Gas I4 2.7L/163
MPG 14 City / 20 Hwy 27 City / 25 Hwy 21 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.7 109.8 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 188.4 189.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 75.2 75.0
Height, Overall (in) 71.9 68.1 63.4
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
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4508 3760

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Optional Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Standard Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Optional Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Optional Optional Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
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 Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 145.4 108
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.6 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 43.2 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 59.7 60.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 56.7 56.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.7 39.8 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.4 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 59.3 59.0
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 56.3 56.5
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 85.8 94.1 70.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 45.1 42.3 30.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)

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
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Optional
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Additional Rear Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row 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

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
Adjustable Pedals Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Electric V6 Gas I4
Displacement 4.0L/245 3.3L/- TBD - 2.7L/163
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 210 @ 5100 209 @ 5600 182 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 254 @ 3700 212 @ 3600 182 @ 4200
Transmission Automatic w/OD CVT Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 36.8 39.0 39.1

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 27 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 25 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 17.2 17.7

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-link Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
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
Continuously Variable Trans Standard