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4dr Sdn Turbo4 Manual
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  • 4dr Sdn Turbo4 Auto
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  • 4dr Sdn Turbo4 Premium Manual
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  • 4dr Sdn Turbo6 XWD Auto
  • 4dr Sdn Aero XWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn Aero XWD Auto
4dr Sdn
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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 $38,525 $36,725 $35,345
Invoice $37,177 $33,299 $33,401
Avg. Paid $16,771 $23,280 $20,235

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.9 9.0
Critics' Rating 7.4 8.7 8.9
Performance 7.2 8.5 8.9
Interior 8.1 8.5 8.3
Operating Cost 7.6 7.8 7.7
Safety 10.0 9.5 10.0
Reliability 3.5 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Composed ride
  • Spacious interior
  • Great safety score
  • Large trunk
  • Smooth engine
  • Lush, inviting interior
  • Exceptional reliability score
  • Nimble handling
  • Capable engines
  • Upscale interior
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Lacks refinement of competitors
  • Soft suspension delivers uninspiring handling
  • Base front seats may not be comfortable for some

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas V6 3.5L/210 Gas V6 3.0L/183
MPG 17 City / 27 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 111.7 109.3 113.4
Length, Overall (in) 197.2 191.7 191.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 71.7 72.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 56.3 58.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3858 3605 3849

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Optional
Full Size Spare Tire 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
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard 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 Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard 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.) 96.2 95.4 98.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 37.4 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.2 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 57.3 56.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.9 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 36.8 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 38.8 35.9 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 56.3 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.8 53.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 18.2 14.8 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 Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory 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 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 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 Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.5L/210 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 220 @ 5500 272 @ 6200 270 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 2500 254 @ 4700 223 @ 5700
Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 37.1 36.7 35.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.5 18.0

Suspension

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

Transmission

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