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3.0L V6 RWD
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  • 3.0L V6 RWD Performance
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  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium

Prices

MSRP $37,700 $40,280 $35,345
Invoice $35,438 $38,669 $33,401
Avg. Paid $21,095 $18,039 $20,235

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 9.4 9.0
Critics' Rating 8.5 9.8 8.9
Performance 8.4 9.5 8.9
Interior 8.4 8.0 8.3
Operating Cost 7.7 8.9 7.7
Safety 10.0 9.6 10.0
Reliability 3.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Strong safety ratings
  • Composed handling
  • Comfortable, modern interior
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Good handling
  • High-tech, futuristic interior
  • Nimble handling
  • Capable engines
  • Upscale interior
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Lacks the handling prowess of many rivals
  • Only seats four
  • Limited cargo space
  • Base front seats may not be comfortable for some

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Twin-Scroll Turbocharged Gas I6 3.0L/180 Electric/Gas I4 1.4L/85 Gas V6 3.0L/183
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 35 City / 40 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.3 105.7 113.4
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 177.1 191.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.4 70.4 72.5
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 56.6 58.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3901 3781 3849

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
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 Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard 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 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 92 90.0 98.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 37.8 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.0 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 56.5 56.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 53.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 36.0 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 34.1 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 53.9 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 51.2 53.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.0 10.6 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 Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Standard Standard
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Standard

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat 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 On/Off Switch 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 Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Twin-Scroll Turbocharged Gas I6 Electric/Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.0L/180 1.4L/85 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 300 @ 5600 - TBD - 270 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 325 @ 2100-4200 - TBD - 223 @ 5700
Transmission Automatic, Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 39.0 36.0 35.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
Plug-In Electric/Gas Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 35 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 40 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.8 9.3 18.0

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multilink Compound Crank Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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