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4dr Sdn Aero
  • 4dr Sdn Aero
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
4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Man quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn Man quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Man quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Auto quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Auto quattro 2.0T Prestige

Prices

MSRP $47,565 $35,165 $31,450
Invoice $44,473 $33,231 $29,249
Avg. Paid $16,249 $15,520 $17,419

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.7 8.1
Critics' Rating 7.3 9.3 9.2
Performance 7.2 8.9 8.6
Interior 8.2 8.5 9.0
Operating Cost 7.8 7.9 7.7
Safety 10.0 9.2 10.0
Reliability 3.5 4.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable ride
  • Roomy interior
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Top safety scores
  • Refined handling
  • Ample power from either engine
  • Upscale interior with intuitive design
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Upscale interior
  • Refined suspension
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick
Cons
  • Performance trails its direct competitors
  • Front seats lack adequate bolstering
  • Limited trunk space
  • Less powerful than many rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas V6 2.8L/171 Gas V6 3.0L/183 Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 16 City / 27 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy 23 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 111.7 113.4 110.6
Length, Overall (in) 197.2 191.6 185.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.5 72.5 71.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 59.1 56.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD - 3861 3527

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional Optional Standard
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
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional Optional
Remote Trunk Release 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 Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors 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 98 91
Front Head Room (in) 58.9 38.8 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.4 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 56.7 55.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.1 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 57.9 37.2 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 38.8 35.9 34.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 54.7 54.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.1 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 18.2 13.6 12.0

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional
Seat Memory Standard
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 Optional

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 Standard Optional

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 Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard 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
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 2.8L/171 3.0L/183 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 300 @ 5500 270 @ 7000 211 @ 5300-6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 295 @ 1850 223 @ 5700 258 @ 1500-4200
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Manual CVT
Turning diameter 37.1 35.0 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18 17.2

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard
Suspension Type - Front Hyper Strut Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear H-arm Independent Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Optional
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard