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4dr Sdn FWD
  • 4dr Sdn FWD
  • 4dr Sdn AWD
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
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn

Prices

MSRP $34,645 $35,345 $36,725
Invoice $32,565 $33,401 $33,299
Avg. Paid $16,934 $18,639 $25,011

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 9.0 8.9
Critics' Rating 7.3 8.9 8.7
Performance 7.4 8.7 8.5
Interior 7.8 8.2 8.5
Operating Cost 7.9 7.9 7.9
Safety 8.6 10.0 9.5
Reliability 5.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-quality, luxurious interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Numerous standard features
  • Exceptional reliability rating
  • Nimble handling
  • Capable engines
  • Upscale interior
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • 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
  • Base front seats may not be comfortable for some
  • Soft suspension delivers uninspiring handling

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.0L/183 Gas V6 3.5L/210
MPG 18 City / 27 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 107.4 113.4 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 191.3 191.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 72.5 71.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 58.0 56.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3598 3849 3605

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps 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
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Standard
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 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 98.0 95.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.8 37.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.4 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 56.7 57.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 53.7 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.2 36.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 36.1 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 54.7 56.3
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 53.0 52.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.5 13.6 14.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard Optional
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 Standard Optional
Entertainment System 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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Optional Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Optional Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Standard 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
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split 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
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
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.0L/183 3.5L/210
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 263 @ 6250 270 @ 7000 272 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 249 @ 4500 223 @ 5700 254 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 39.3 35.0 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 18.0 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm Independent SLA Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Dual-Link

Transmission

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