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4dr VR6
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  • 4dr V6 TDI
FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr
FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr

Prices

MSRP $40,850 $38,845 $37,625
Invoice $37,624 $35,786 $34,049
Avg. Paid $21,590 $20,277 $25,857

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 7.5 8.9
Critics' Rating 8.2 7.3 8.9
Performance 8.3 7.5 8.4
Interior 8.1 8.0 9.1
Operating Cost 7.2 7.7 7.6
Safety 9.4 9.2 9.4
Reliability 2.5 3.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good handling
  • Surprisingly capable off-road
  • Fuel-efficient diesel engine
  • Classy cabin
  • Good fuel economy
  • Excellent reliability rating
  • Lots of standard features
  • Comfortable five-seat cabin
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Outstanding reliability
  • High safety scores
  • Smooth, car-like handling
  • Well-made, high-quality interior
Cons
  • Underpowered base V6 engine
  • Not as much cargo capacity as rivals
  • Low reliability rating
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • May not be worth the extra cost over the Ford Edge
  • Not much fun to drive

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four wheel drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/195 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.5L/211
MPG 14 City / 19 Hwy 18 City / 25 Hwy 18 City / 25 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV 4-Door SUV

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.4 111.2 107.9
Length, Overall (in) 187.2 186.5 187.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 75.8 74.2
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 67.3 67.7

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Standard Optional Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Optional Optional
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5086 4210 4178

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard Standard Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Optional
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
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 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99 108.4 100.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 40.0 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.7 43.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 58.9 58.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.8 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 39.3 37.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 39.6 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 58.8 57.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.2 54.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 71 68.6 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 31 32.3 40.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats 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
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/195 3.5L/213 3.5L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 280 @ 6200 265 @ 6250 275 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 266 @ 2500-5000 250 @ 4500 257 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic Automatic Sequential-Shift
Turning diameter 38.1 38.6 38.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 25 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 19.0 19.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-Link w/Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

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