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4dr Sdn Aero
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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 $47,565 $34,120 $35,165
Invoice $44,473 $30,594 $33,231
Avg. Paid $16,249 $14,129 $15,520

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 9.0 8.7
Critics' Rating 7.3 9.3 9.3
Performance 7.2 8.5 8.9
Interior 8.2 8.9 8.5
Operating Cost 7.7 7.7 7.8
Safety 10.0 9.1 9.2
Reliability 3.5 5.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable ride
  • Roomy interior
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Top safety scores
  • Refined, comfortable ride
  • Supple cabin
  • Smooth engine
  • Stellar reliability score
  • Refined handling
  • Ample power from either engine
  • Upscale interior with intuitive design
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Performance trails its direct competitors
  • Suspension too soft for much excitement
  • Low safety score for the class
  • Front seats lack adequate bolstering

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas V6 2.8L/171 Gas V6 3.5L/210 Gas V6 3.0L/183
MPG 16 City / 27 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 111.7 109.3 113.4
Length, Overall (in) 197.2 191.1 191.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.5 71.7 72.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 57.1 59.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD - 3580 3861

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers 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 Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors 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 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 96.2 95.4 98
Front Head Room (in) 58.9 37.4 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.2 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 57.3 56.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.9 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 57.9 36.8 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 38.8 35.9 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 56.3 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.8 54.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 18.2 14.7 13.6

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Optional
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional Standard
Entertainment System 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
Rear A/C Optional

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Cooled Passenger Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
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 Optional 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
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.8L/171 3.5L/210 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 300 @ 5500 272 @ 6200 270 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 295 @ 1850 254 @ 4700 223 @ 5700
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 37.1 36.7 35.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.5 18

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard
Suspension Type - Front Hyper Strut Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear H-arm Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Dual-Link

Transmission

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

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.