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4dr Sdn FWD
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  • 4dr Sdn AWD
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

Prices

MSRP $34,645 $26,360 $36,725
Invoice $32,565 $25,306 $33,299
Avg. Paid $16,487 $14,300 $23,280

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.4 8.9
Critics' Rating 7.3 9.2 8.7
Performance 7.4 9.0 8.5
Interior 7.8 9.0 8.5
Operating Cost 7.8 7.9 7.8
Safety 8.6 10.0 9.5
Reliability 5.0 2.5 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-quality, luxurious interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Numerous standard features
  • Exceptional reliability rating
  • Priced like an affordable midsize car, but competes against premium models
  • Well-balanced performance
  • Inviting interior
  • Smooth engine
  • Lush, inviting interior
  • Exceptional reliability score
Cons
  • Performance trails sport sedans
  • Too similar to the Ford Fusion
  • Low safety ratings for the class
  • Steering is too light
  • Base engine won't please enthusiasts
  • Soft suspension delivers uninspiring handling

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas L4 2.4L/147 Gas V6 3.5L/210
MPG 18 City / 27 Hwy 19 City / 30 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 107.4 107.8 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 190.2 191.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 73.1 71.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 58.4 56.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3598 3600 3605

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional 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
Mirror Memory 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.) 99.0 96.8 95.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.8 37.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.1 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 56.7 57.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 55.4 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.8 36.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 37.3 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 54.4 56.3
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 52.3 52.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.5 14.2 14.8

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard 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
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas L4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.4L/147 3.5L/210
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 263 @ 6250 182 @ 6700 272 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 249 @ 4500 172 @ 4900 254 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Turning diameter 39.3 37.4 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 30 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 18.0 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm MacPherson strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Dual-Link

Transmission

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