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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)
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn w/Moonroof

Prices

MSRP $31,750 $26,360 $37,700
Invoice $29,081 $25,306 $35,438
Avg. Paid $18,392 $14,955 $23,925

U.S. News Scores

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

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
  • Strong safety ratings
  • Composed handling
  • Comfortable, modern interior
  • Standard all-wheel drive
Cons
  • Not as luxurious as some rivals
  • Steering is too light
  • Base engine won't please enthusiasts
  • Lacks the handling prowess of many rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD - Gas L4 2.4L/147 Twin-Scroll Turbocharged Gas I6 3.0L/180
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy 19 City / 30 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.3 107.8 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 190.6 190.2 182.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 73.1 73.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 58.4 58.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3540 3600 3901

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard 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 Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard 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
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.) 95.8 96.8 92
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.8 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 43.8 42.1 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.7 57.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 55.4 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 36.8 37.4
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 37.3 33.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.4 55.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 52.3 53.5
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.2 14.2 12.0

Entertainment

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

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory 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
Fixed Bench Seat Standard
Split Bench Seat 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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas L4 Twin-Scroll Turbocharged Gas I6
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 2.4L/147 3.0L/180
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 290 @ 6400 182 @ 6700 300 @ 5600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 261 @ 4400 172 @ 4900 325 @ 2100-4200
Transmission Continuously Variable Automatic w/manual shift Automatic,
Turning diameter 37.4 37.4 39.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 30 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 18.0 17.8

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link Independent Multilink
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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