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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)
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Touring
  • AWD 4dr Touring
  • FWD 4dr Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Grand Touring
2WD 4dr Express
  • 2WD 4dr Express
  • 2WD 4dr Heat
  • AWD 4dr Express
  • AWD 4dr Heat
  • 2WD 4dr Crew
  • AWD 4dr Crew
  • 2WD 4dr R/T
  • AWD 4dr R/T
  • 2WD 4dr Citadel
  • AWD 4dr Citadel

Prices

MSRP $27,125 $29,135 $29,195
Invoice $24,821 $26,983 $27,737
Avg. Paid $17,815 $18,381 $19,719

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.5 8.2
Critics' Rating 7.9 9.0 8.8
Performance 7.5 8.6 8.2
Interior 8.8 8.2 7.9
Operating Cost 8.1 7.9 7.8
Safety 8.9 8.7 10.0
Reliability 4.0 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Smooth handling
  • Upscale, roomy interior
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Good reliability and safety scores
  • One of the sportiest SUVs in its class
  • Comfortable ride
  • Upscale interior with lots of tech
  • Available V8 engine
  • Comfortable ride
  • Upscale interior
  • High safety scores
Cons
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Low towing capacity
  • Polarizing front-end styling
  • Ride may be too stiff for some
  • Less cargo space than some midsize SUVs

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.7L/163 Gas V6 3.7L/227 Gas V6 3.6L/220
MPG 21 City / 27 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 16 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

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

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.3 113.2 119.8
Length, Overall (in) 189.0 200.2 199.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0 76.2 75.8
Height, Overall (in) 63.4 68.0 70.9

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3760 4330 4756

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard 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
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 7 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 108 139.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.6 39.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.2 40.9 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.0 59.4 58.5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.0 56.5 57.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.0 39.8
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 39.8 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 58.7 58.3
Second Hip Room (in) 56.5 56.0 56.0
Third Leg Room (in) 32.4 31.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 70.1 100.7 84.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 30.7 48.3 47.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 17.2 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
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive 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
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat 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

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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.7L/163 3.7L/227 3.6L/220
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 182 @ 5800 273 @ 6250 290 @ 6400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 182 @ 4200 270 @ 4250 260 @ 4800
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 39.1 37.4 37.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 24 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 20.1 24.6

Suspension

Air Suspension Optional
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-Link Multi-Link Multi link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

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