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FWD 4dr Base
  • FWD 4dr Base
  • 4WD 4dr Base
  • FWD 4dr XLT
  • 4WD 4dr XLT
  • FWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr L4 SE (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 SE (GS)
  • FWD 4dr L4 SE (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 SE (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 SE (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 SE (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SE (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SE (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SE (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
CX FWD
  • CX FWD
  • CX AWD
  • CXL-1 FWD
  • CXL-1 AWD
  • CXL-2 FWD
  • CXL-2 AWD

Prices

MSRP $28,360 $28,090 $35,865
Invoice $26,886 $25,647 $34,072
Avg. Paid $19,723 $20,725 $21,419

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.2 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.9 8.6 8.9
Performance 8.2 7.9 8.0
Interior 8.5 8.2 8.5
Operating Cost 8.0 8.0 7.8
Safety 10.0 9.3 9.3
Reliability 2.0 3.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-tech interior features
  • Good on- and off-road performance
  • Great safety scores
  • Great fuel economy with base engine
  • High-quality interior
  • Strong safety and reliability scores
  • Tons of standard features
  • Lots of interior space
  • Good safety scores
Cons
  • Rivals have roomier third rows
  • Competitors offer more standard features
  • Third row is fairly cramped
  • Base engine is underpowered
  • Rivals offer more interior space
  • Uninspiring handling
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Average fuel economy
  • Below-average reliability for the class

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas I4 2.7L/163 Gas V6 3.6L/217
MPG 17 City / 25 Hwy 20 City / 25 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.6 109.8 118.9
Length, Overall (in) 197.1 188.4 201.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.9 75.2 79.0
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 68.1 72.5

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4557 3946 4780

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Optional
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Optional Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 7 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 151.7 145.7 153.0
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 40.6 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 43.2 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.3 59.7 62.0
Front Hip Room (in) 57.3 56.7 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 40.5 40.1 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 39.8 38.3 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.0 59.5 61.4
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7 56.5 57.0
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 29.9 33.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 80.7 95.4 115.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 43.8 42.3 65.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 21.0 10.3 23.3

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 Optional Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Optional
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats 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
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.7L/163 3.6L/217
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 290 @ 6500 187 @ 5800 288 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 255 @ 4100 186 @ 4100 270 @ 3400
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter - TBD - 38.7 40.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 25 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 19.2 22.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent H-Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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