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4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 SV
  • 4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg
  • 4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg
CXL RL1 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL RL1 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL RL1 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL RL2 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL RL2 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL RL3 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL RL3 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL RL4 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL RL4 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL RL5 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL RL5 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL RL6 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL RL6 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL RL1 (Oshawa)
  • CXL RL1 (Oshawa)
  • CXL RL2 (Oshawa)
  • CXL RL2 (Oshawa)
  • CXL RL3 (Oshawa)
  • CXL RL3 (Oshawa)
  • CXL RL4 (Oshawa)
  • CXL RL4 (Oshawa)
  • CXL RL5 (Oshawa)
  • CXL RL5 (Oshawa)
  • CXL RL6 (Oshawa)
  • CXL RL6 (Oshawa)
  • CXL Turbo TO1 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL Turbo TO1 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL Turbo TO2 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL Turbo TO2 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL Turbo TO3 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL Turbo TO3 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL Turbo TO4 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL Turbo TO4 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL Turbo TO5 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL Turbo TO5 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL Turbo TO6 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL Turbo TO6 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL Turbo TO7 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL Turbo TO7 (Russelsheim)
  • CXL Turbo TO1 (Oshawa)
  • CXL Turbo TO1 (Oshawa)
  • CXL Turbo TO2 (Oshawa)
  • CXL Turbo TO2 (Oshawa)
  • CXL Turbo TO3 (Oshawa)
  • CXL Turbo TO3 (Oshawa)
  • CXL Turbo TO4 (Oshawa)
  • CXL Turbo TO4 (Oshawa)
  • CXL Turbo TO5 (Oshawa)
  • CXL Turbo TO5 (Oshawa)
  • CXL Turbo TO6 (Oshawa)
  • CXL Turbo TO6 (Oshawa)
  • CXL Turbo TO7 (Oshawa)
  • CXL Turbo TO7 (Oshawa)
3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.6L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium

Prices

MSRP $31,750 $26,360 $35,345
Invoice $29,081 $25,306 $33,401
Avg. Paid $18,215 $14,300 $20,235

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.4 9.0
Critics' Rating 8.2 9.2 8.9
Performance 8.4 9.0 8.9
Interior 8.2 9.0 8.3
Operating Cost 7.9 7.9 7.7
Safety 9.4 10.0 10.0
Reliability 3.0 2.5 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-quality cabin
  • Comfortable seats
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Priced like an affordable midsize car, but competes against premium models
  • Well-balanced performance
  • Inviting interior
  • Nimble handling
  • Capable engines
  • Upscale interior
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Not as luxurious as some rivals
  • Steering is too light
  • Base engine won't please enthusiasts
  • Base front seats may not be comfortable for some

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD - Gas L4 2.4L/147 Gas V6 3.0L/183
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy 19 City / 30 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.3 107.8 113.4
Length, Overall (in) 190.6 190.2 191.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 73.1 72.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 58.4 58.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3540 3600 3849

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
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
Keyless Start Standard
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 Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
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.) 95.8 96.8 98.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.8 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.8 42.1 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.7 56.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 55.4 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 36.8 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 37.3 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.4 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 52.3 53.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.2 14.2 13.6

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger 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 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
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas L4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 2.4L/147 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 290 @ 6400 182 @ 6700 270 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 261 @ 4400 172 @ 4900 223 @ 5700
Transmission Continuously Variable Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Turning diameter 37.4 37.4 35.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 30 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 18.0 18.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson strut Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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