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Optional Optional
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Automatic
  • Automatic
  • Automatic with Technology Package
  • Automatic with Technology Package (Hawaii)
  • Automatic with Advance Package
4dr Sdn RWD
  • 4dr Sdn RWD
  • 4dr Sdn AWD
  • 4dr Sdn
Base
  • Base
  • x AWD
  • Base
  • x AWD

Prices

MSRP $47,200 $46,900 $58,450
Invoice $42,802 $42,210 $53,938
Avg. Paid $26,256 $29,015 $29,701

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.5 8.5
Critics' Rating 7.9 8.1 8.6
Performance 8.3 8.3 8.9
Interior 8.2 8.1 8.8
Operating Cost 7.5 7.6 7.7
Safety 9.2 9.2 9.3
Reliability 4.0 5.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • All-wheel drive is standard
  • High-tech interior features
  • Good safety and reliability scores
  • Smooth ride
  • Excellent reliability rating
  • Powerful engines
  • Exciting driving dynamics and performance
  • Strong brakes
  • Comfortable seating
Cons
  • No V8 engine options
  • Small back seat compared to rivals
  • Limited leg- and headroom for taller passengers
  • No manual transmission
  • Low safety scores
  • Comparatively poor fuel economy

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.7L/224 Gas V6 3.5L/210 Gas V8 5.6L/339
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 19 City / 26 Hwy 16 City / 25 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.2 112.2 114.2
Length, Overall (in) 195.7 190.7 194.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 71.7 72.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 56.1 59.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4083 3704 4028

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
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 Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard 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 Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors 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
All Wheel Steering Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.1 109.1 103.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 37.8 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.5 44.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 56.3 58.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 54.4 54.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.0 37.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 36.4 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 55.1 56.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.0 51.4 53.5
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.1 15.2 14.9

Entertainment

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

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row 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 Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V8
Displacement 3.7L/224 3.5L/210 5.6L/339
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 300 @ 6300 303 @ 6200 420 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 271 @ 5000 274 @ 3600 417 @ 4400
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 36.1 34.1 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 26 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.4 18.8 20

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double wishbone Double Wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link Multi-link w/Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

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

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.