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2WD 4dr Man S
  • 2WD 4dr Man S
  • 2WD 4dr Auto S
  • 4WD 4dr S 4Motion
  • 2WD 4dr SE
  • 4WD 4dr SE 4Motion
  • 2WD 4dr SE w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 4WD 4dr SE 4Motion wSunroof & Navi
  • 2WD 4dr SEL
  • 2WD 4dr SEL w/Premium Navi
  • 4WD 4dr SEL 4Motion
  • 4WD 4dr SEL 4Motion w/Premium Navi & Dynaudio
2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual with Alloy Wheel Value Package
  • 2.5X Manual PZEV
  • 2.5X Manual with Alloy Wheel Value Package PZEV
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Automatic with Alloy Wheel Value Package
  • 2.5X Automatic PZEV
  • 2.5X Automatic with Alloy Wheel Value Package PZEV
  • 2.5X Premium Manual
  • 2.5X Premium Manual with All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Premium Manual PZEV
  • 2.5X Premium Manual with All-Weather Package PZEV
  • 2.5X Premium Automatic
  • 2.5X Premium Automatic with All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Premium Automatic with All-Weather Package and TomTom Navigation
  • 2.5X Premium Automatic PZEV
  • 2.5X Premium Automatic with All-Weather Package PZEV
  • 2.5X Premium Automatic with All-Weather Package and TomTom Navigation PZEV
  • 2.5X Limited
  • 2.5X Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5X Limited PZEV
  • 2.5X Limited with Navigation PZEV
  • 2.5XT Premium
  • 2.5X Touring
  • 2.5X Touring with Navigation
  • 2.5X Touring PZEV
  • 2.5X Touring with Navigation PZEV
  • 2.5XT Touring
  • 2.5XT Touring with Navigation
FWD 4dr SLE-1
  • FWD 4dr SLE-1
  • AWD 4dr SLE-1
  • FWD 4dr SLE-2
  • AWD 4dr SLE-2
  • FWD 4dr SLT-1
  • AWD 4dr SLT-1
  • FWD 4dr SLT-2
  • AWD 4dr SLT-2

Prices

MSRP $23,720 $20,495 $24,500
Invoice $22,771 $19,397 $23,275
Avg. Paid $14,421 $17,658 $17,490

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.1 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.9 8.4 9.2
Performance 8.6 8.3 8.0
Interior 8.7 8.0 8.5
Operating Cost 7.6 7.9 8.0
Safety 9.7 8.8 9.3
Reliability 2.0 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Refined, upscale interior
  • Nimble handling
  • Comfortable, spacious seats
  • Excellent safety ratings
  • Spacious interior and ample cargo space
  • Comfortable seats
  • Above-average reliability score
  • Roomy rear seats
  • Good interior quality and stylish design
  • Excellent four-cylinder fuel economy
Cons
  • Some noticeable turbo lag
  • Limited cargo capacity
  • Low reliability score
  • Not as refined as some competitors
  • Can’t hold as much cargo as some competitors

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas Flat 4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.4/146.5
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 21 City / 27 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.5 103.0 112.5
Length, Overall (in) 174.3 179.5 185.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.2 70.1 72.8
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 65.9 66.3

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3433 - TBD - 3853

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard 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 Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.3 - TBD - 99.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.8 39.8
Front Leg Room (in) 40.1 43.6 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 53.4 55.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.3 39.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 33.7 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 53.6 55.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 51.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 56.1 - TBD - 63.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 23.8 - TBD - 31.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar 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

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/152 2.4/146.5
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 5100-6000 170 @ 5800 182 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 207 @ 1700-5000 174 @ 4100 172 @ 4900
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 39.4 34.8 40.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 16.9 18.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut Independent Strut-type
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link Double Wishbone Independent Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard