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Prices

MSRP $64,200 $45,235 $39,075
Invoice $59,065 $42,520 $36,537
Avg. Paid $41,071 $35,197 $31,994

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.9 8.9
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.0 9.0
Performance 8.5 8.4 8.3
Interior 7.6 8.5 9.0
Operating Cost 6.8 8.1 7.7
Safety 9.4 9.3 9.3
Reliability 3.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Athletic handling
  • Powerful engines
  • Diesel model's great fuel economy
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Stellar reliability rating
  • Serene ride
  • Serene ride quality
  • Exceptional reliability rating
Cons
  • Confusing iDrive system
  • Tiny available third row
  • Dull handling
  • Lackluster handling

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V8 4.4L/268 Gas/Electric V6 3.5L/211 Gas V6 3.5L/211
MPG 14 City / 20 Hwy 32 City / 28 Hwy 18 City / 25 Hwy

Exterior

Body

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

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 115.5 107.9 107.9
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 187.8 187.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.1 74.2 74.2
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 66.3 67.7

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5379 4520 4178

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Optional
Tires - Front Performance Standard Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Optional
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Optional
Compact Spare Tire Optional Standard Standard
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 Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Optional Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard Optional Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Optional Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard Optional
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 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 102.4 139.7 100.9
Front Head Room (in) 36.6 39.0 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.0 43.1 43.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.0 57.9 58.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.5 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 37.7 37.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 37.1 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.5 57.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.5 54.5
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 75.2 80.3 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 21.9 40.0 40.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional Optional
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard 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 Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag 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
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Displacement 4.4L/268 3.5L/211 3.5L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 400 @ 5500-6400 295 combined 270 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 450 @ 1750-4500 - TBD - 248 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic Continuously variable ratio Automatic w/manual shift
Turning diameter 42.0 - TBD - 38.8

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 32 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 28 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 17.2 19.2

Suspension

Air Suspension Optional
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard