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4dr Sdn Express
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  • 4dr Sdn Mainstreet
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4dr Sdn 2.4 Man GLS
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  • 4dr Sdn 2.4 Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4 Auto SE
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  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $19,245 $19,395 $19,990
Invoice $18,985 $18,593 $18,481
Avg. Paid $11,557 $12,487 $12,042

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.0 8.1 8.1
Critics' Rating 6.5 9.5 8.9
Performance 6.7 8.2 8.8
Interior 7.0 8.7 8.2
Operating Cost 8.1 8.3 8.1
Safety 9.7 9.6 9.4
Reliability 2.5 2.0 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High safety scores
  • Powerful available V6 engine
  • Sporty but comfortable ride
  • Dramatic styling
  • High safety scores
  • Well-equipped, roomy interior
  • Spacious cabin and trunk
  • Lively handling
  • Sporty styling
Cons
  • Low reliability rating
  • Subpar interior materials and small trunk
  • Underpowered four-cylinder engine
  • Some complaints of inexpensive cloth seat upholstery
  • Somewhat underpowered base engine
  • A few cheap interior materials
  • Low safety scores for the class

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 21 City / 30 Hwy 24 City / 35 Hwy 21 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.9 110.0 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 190.9 189.8 193.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 72.2 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 58.9 57.9 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3243 3161 3258

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 Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional 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
Heated Mirrors 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 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.5 103.8 101.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.0 39.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 45.5 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 57.9 57.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 55.2 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 37.8 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 34.6 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.7 56.5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.2 54.9 55.9
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.4 16.4 16.6

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 Standard Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard 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 On/Off Switch 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
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 173 @ 6000 198 @ 6300 170 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 166 @ 4400 184 @ 4250 167 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 36.5 35.8 35.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 35 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.5 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard