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LX 2WD
  • LX 2WD
  • LX 4WD
  • EX 2WD
  • EX 4WD
  • EX-L 2WD
  • EX-L 2WD with RES
  • EX-L 4WD
  • EX-L 2WD with Navigation
  • EX-L 4WD with RES
  • EX-L 4WD with Navigation
FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Premium Manual
  • 2.5X Premium Automatic
  • 2.5X Limited
  • 2.5XT Premium
  • 2.5X Touring
  • 2.5XT Touring

Prices

MSRP $22,495 $22,650 $20,595
Invoice $21,133 $21,178 $19,489
Avg. Paid $17,140 $18,635 $18,924

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.8 8.4 8.2
Critics' Rating 9.2 9.0 8.6
Performance 7.8 8.1 8.3
Interior 8.3 7.4 7.9
Operating Cost 8.2 8.0 7.8
Safety 9.7 8.9 9.0
Reliability 4.5 4.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable, spacious back seat
  • Lots of standard tech features
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Strong safety and reliability scores
  • Great reliability score
  • Ample cargo space
  • Lively available V6 engine
  • Available third row
  • Roomy, comfortable seats
  • Composed handling
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Strong reliability rating
Cons
  • Outdated navigation system
  • Mediocre interior quality
  • Awkward cargo door
  • Unresponsive automatic transmission
  • Mediocre interior build quality

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas Flat 4 2.5L/152
MPG 23 City / 31 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy 21 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.1 104.7 103.0
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 181.9 179.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.6 71.5 70.1
Height, Overall (in) 65.1 66.3 65.9

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3305 3360 3250

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 104.1 108.2 107.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 40.8 41.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.8 43.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 57.1 56.1
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 53.8 52.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 39.7 40.4
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 38.3 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 55.3 55.6
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 52.4 52.7
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 70.9 73.0 33.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 37.2 36.4 68.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat 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

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 Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 185 @ 7000 179 @ 6000 170 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 163 @ 4400 172 @ 4000 174 @ 4100
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 37.0 34.8 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 15.9 16.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double-wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Coil spring

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard