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  • AWD 4dr V6 Auto Limited
2WD 4dr I4 LX
  • 2WD 4dr I4 Base
  • 2WD 4dr I4 LX
  • AWD 4dr I4 LX
  • 2WD 4dr I4 EX
  • 2WD 4dr V6 LX
  • AWD 4dr I4 EX
  • AWD 4dr V6 LX
  • 2WD 4dr V6 EX
  • AWD 4dr V6 EX
  • 2WD 4dr V6 SX
  • AWD 4dr V6 SX
FWD 4dr LS
  • FWD 4dr LS
  • FWD 4dr 1LT
  • AWD 4dr LS
  • AWD 4dr 1LT
  • FWD 4dr 2LT
  • AWD 4dr 2LT
  • FWD 4dr LTZ
  • AWD 4dr LTZ

Prices

MSRP $21,845 $22,795 $22,995
Invoice $21,017 $22,025 $21,845
Avg. Paid $14,449 $14,620 $15,066

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 7.7 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.2 8.4 9.3
Performance 7.3 7.8 7.9
Interior 8.1 7.9 8.8
Operating Cost 8.2 8.2 8.1
Safety 9.7 9.0 9.3
Reliability 3.0 2.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Lots of standard features
  • Great reliability and safety scores
  • Fantastic fuel economy
  • Standard USB/Bluetooth
  • Long list of standard features
  • Available V6 balances power and fuel economy
  • Roomy front and back seats
  • Well-designed interior
  • Excellent fuel economy with four-cylinder engine
  • Solid reliability and safety ratings
Cons
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Unremarkable handling
  • Available third row is tight
  • Less cargo space than some rivals
  • Base engine can feel underpowered
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Uninspiring driving experience

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 ECOTEC 2.4/146.5
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy 21 City / 29 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 106.3 112.5
Length, Overall (in) 184.1 183.9 187.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.4 74.2 72.5
Height, Overall (in) 67.9 67.3 66.3

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3688 3796 3786

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard 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.) 108.3 142.5 99.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 39.2 40.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.3 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.5 59.3 55.8
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 56.3 51.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 39.2 39.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 37.6 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 58.7 55.3
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 55.9 51.3
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 78.2 72.5 63.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 34.2 37.0 31.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat 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

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
Child Safety Locks 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 Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4 ECOTEC
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/144 2.4/146.5
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 175 @ 6000 175 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 169 @ 3750 169 @ 3750 172 @ 4900
Transmission Manual Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 35.4 35.7 40.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 29 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 18.0 18.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Independent Strut-type
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Independent Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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