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4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
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  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD
  • 4dr Sdn
  • 2dr Conv Man
  • 2dr Conv Auto
  • 2dr Conv
Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Sedan SULEV
  • Sedan
  • Sedan SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Coupe SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Coupe SULEV
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible SULEV
  • Convertible
3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium

Prices

MSRP $32,145 $36,200 $35,165
Invoice $28,929 $33,305 $33,231
Avg. Paid $18,789 $18,251 $15,520

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.4 8.7
Critics' Rating 8.7 9.7 9.3
Performance 8.1 9.3 8.9
Interior 7.7 8.1 8.5
Operating Cost 7.7 7.3 7.8
Safety 9.4 9.0 9.2
Reliability 4.0 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good interior fit and finish
  • Composed handling
  • Smooth engine options
  • Athletic handling
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Refined handling
  • Ample power from either engine
  • Upscale interior with intuitive design
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Cramped interior
  • Low reliability score
  • iDrive can be difficult to use
  • Front seats lack adequate bolstering

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 2.5L/152 Gas I6 3.0L/183 Gas V6 3.0L/183
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 107.5 108.7 113.4
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 180.6 191.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 70.2 72.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 54.9 59.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Optional Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Standard Optional Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3455 3351 3861

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard
Keyless Start Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
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 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 88.3 88.5 98
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.4 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 41.8 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 55.3 56.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 - TBD - 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 36.8 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 30.6 33.7 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 51.9 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD - 54.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.0 11.1 13.6

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard 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 On/Off Switch 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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.0L/183 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 204 @ 6400 230 @ 6500 270 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 185 @ 4800 200 @ 2750 223 @ 5700
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 33.5 36.1 35.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 16.1 18

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Pivot Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

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