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FWD 4dr
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  • AWD 4dr
FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • AWD 4dr Hybrid

Prices

MSRP $46,300 $39,075 $44,735
Invoice $42,595 $35,363 $40,709
Avg. Paid $31,721 $28,470 $32,147

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.9 8.7
Critics' Rating 7.8 8.9 8.5
Performance 8.4 8.3 8.4
Interior 7.9 9.0 8.7
Operating Cost 7.0 7.6 8.1
Safety 9.4 9.3 8.5
Reliability 3.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great handling
  • Good safety scores
  • Above-average fuel economy from diesel model
  • Very quick M model
  • Smooth ride
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Chart-topping reliability
  • Quiet, luxurious interior
  • Great fuel economy
  • Fantastic reliability score
  • Comfortable ride
  • Attractive, well-made interior
Cons
  • Low reliability rating
  • Poor fuel economy in non-diesel models
  • Tiny third-row seats
  • Not as sporty as some in the class
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Doesn’t offer a third row of seats
  • Low safety ratings for the class

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I6 3.0L/182 Gas V6 3.5L/211 Gas/Electric V6 3.5L/- TBD -
MPG 16 City / 23 Hwy 18 City / 25 Hwy 32 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 4-Door SUV

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 115.5 107.9 107.9
Length, Overall (in) 191.2 187.8 187.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.1 74.2 74.2
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 66.3 66.3

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4960 4178 4520

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
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
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Optional Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional 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.) 102.4 99.7 139.7
Front Head Room (in) 36.6 - TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 40.0 43.1 43.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.0 58.0 58.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.5 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 37.7 37.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 37.1 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.6 57.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.5 54.5
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 61.8 80.3 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 21.9 40.0 40.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard 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 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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V6 Gas/Electric V6
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.5L/211 3.5L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 300 @ 5800 275 @ 6200 245 @ 6000/167 @ - TBD -
Torque (Net @ RPM) 300 @ 1200-5000 257 @ 4700 234 @ 4800/- TBD -
Transmission Automatic Automatic ECVT
Turning diameter 42.0 38.8 - TBD -

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 19.2 17.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Integral Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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