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4dr Wgn I4 FWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD (SE)
CX FWD
  • CX FWD
  • CX AWD
  • CXL-1 FWD
  • CXL-1 AWD
  • CXL-2 FWD
  • CXL-2 AWD
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Touring
  • AWD 4dr Touring
  • FWD 4dr Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $27,125 $35,865 $29,135
Invoice $24,821 $34,072 $26,983
Avg. Paid $17,815 $21,419 $18,381

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.5 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.9 9.0
Performance 7.5 8.0 8.6
Interior 8.7 8.4 8.2
Operating Cost 8.0 7.7 7.8
Safety 8.9 9.3 8.7
Reliability 4.0 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Smooth handling
  • Upscale, roomy interior
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Good reliability and safety scores
  • Tons of standard features
  • Lots of interior space
  • Good safety scores
  • One of the sportiest SUVs in its class
  • Comfortable ride
  • Upscale interior with lots of tech
Cons
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Low towing capacity
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Average fuel economy
  • Below-average reliability for the class
  • Polarizing front-end styling
  • Ride may be too stiff for some

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.7L/163 Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas V6 3.7L/227
MPG 21 City / 27 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.3 118.9 113.2
Length, Overall (in) 189.0 201.8 200.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0 79.0 76.2
Height, Overall (in) 63.4 72.5 68.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3760 4780 4330

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Optional Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional 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 Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
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 Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard Optional
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 7 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 108 153.0 139.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.4 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.2 41.3 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.0 62.0 59.4
Front Hip Room (in) 56.0 57.4 56.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.0 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 36.9 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 61.4 58.7
Second Hip Room (in) 56.5 57.0 56.0
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 32.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 70.1 115.0 100.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 30.7 65.9 48.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 23.3 17.2

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard 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 Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Optional
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats 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

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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.7L/163 3.6L/217 3.7L/227
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 182 @ 5800 288 @ 6300 273 @ 6250
Torque (Net @ RPM) 182 @ 4200 270 @ 3400 270 @ 4250
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 39.1 40.4 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 24 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 22.0 20.1

Suspension

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

Transmission

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