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Sedan
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  • Sedan
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  • Coupe
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  • Convertible SULEV
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3.0L V6 RWD
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  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
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  • 3.6L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
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Prices

MSRP $32,300 $34,600 $35,345
Invoice $30,040 $31,830 $33,401
Avg. Paid $18,730 $21,002 $20,235

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.6 9.0
Critics' Rating 8.9 9.6 8.9
Performance 8.5 9.4 8.9
Interior 8.9 7.9 8.3
Operating Cost 7.7 7.3 7.7
Safety 9.6 9.3 10.0
Reliability 3.0 3.5 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Balanced handling and comfortable ride
  • High-quality interior
  • Good fuel economy
  • High safety score
  • Potent engines
  • Fantastic handling
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Strong safety ratings
  • Nimble handling
  • Capable engines
  • Upscale interior
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Low reliability score for the class
  • Less powerful than many rivals
  • Limited trunk space
  • Cramped back seat
  • Low reliability score for the class
  • Base front seats may not be comfortable for some

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I6 3.0L/183 Gas V6 3.0L/183
MPG 23 City / 30 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.6 108.7 113.4
Length, Overall (in) 185.2 178.2 191.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 71.5 72.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 55.9 58.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3527 3362 3849

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional 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 Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
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.) 91 93.0 98.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.5 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.5 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 55.4 56.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.5 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 34.6 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 55.1 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 53.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.0 12.0 13.6

Entertainment

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional Standard
Bucket Seats Optional 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
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
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/183 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 211 @ 5300-6000 230 @ 6500 270 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500-4200 200 @ 2750 223 @ 5700
Transmission CVT Manual Manual
Turning diameter 37.4 36.1 35.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 18 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 28 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 16.1 18.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front 4-Link Double Pivot Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal Link 5-Link Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

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