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LS
  • LS
  • LT
  • LTZ
4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL AWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited AWD
CX
  • CX
  • CX-2
  • CXL
  • CXL Special Edition
  • CXL-3
  • CXL-4
  • CXL-5
  • Super 1SP

Prices

MSRP $24,495 $25,170 $29,230
Invoice $23,515 $23,323 $28,061
Avg. Paid $11,858 $12,843 $11,796

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 8.5 8.2
Critics' Rating 6.8 9.5 7.4
Performance 6.6 8.0 7.3
Interior 6.8 9.5 8.1
Operating Cost 8.0 7.9 8.0
Safety 9.2 9.4 9.2
Reliability 4.0 3.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Seats up to six
  • Good power and fuel economy
  • Above-average reliability
  • Attractive cabin design
  • Great safety and reliability scores
  • Smooth ride
  • Outstanding reliability rating
  • Comfortable, quiet ride
  • Exceptionally spacious cabin
Cons
  • Dated four-speed automatic transmission
  • Sloppy handling
  • Poor interior material quality
  • Lacks steering feel
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • V6 model is underpowered
  • Fewer available features than the competition
  • Large turning radius

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Ethanol V6 3.5L/214 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 FlexFuel 3.9L/237
MPG 19 City / 29 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy 17 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Dr Sedan CX

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.5 112.9 115.6
Length, Overall (in) 200.4 202.9 203.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.9 85.7 73.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 60.7 58.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3555 4015 3735

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors 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.) 104.5 102.2 108
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.0 39.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.9 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 57.9 58.0
Front Hip Room (in) 56.4 56.3 56.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8 37.7
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 38.1 41.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 56.9 57.0
Second Hip Room (in) 57.2 55.8 57.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 18.6 20.1 17.0

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Optional Optional
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
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6 Gas V6 FlexFuel
Displacement 3.5L/214 3.5L/213 3.9L/237
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 211 @ 5800 263 @ 6250 227 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 216 @ 4000 249 @ 4500 237 @ 3200
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 38.0 41.0 42.2

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 20 18

Suspension

Air Suspension Standard
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard