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4dr Avant Wgn Auto quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Avant Wgn Auto quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Avant Wgn Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Avant Wgn Auto quattro 2.0T Prestige
3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
Sports Wagon
  • Sports Wagon
  • Sports Wagon

Prices

MSRP $36,400 $39,015 $37,500
Invoice $33,852 $36,869 $34,500
Avg. Paid $30,315 $24,471 $29,982

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 9.1 8.4
Critics' Rating 9.4 9.2 9.5
Performance 8.5 9.1 9.2
Interior 8.6 8.1 8.4
Operating Cost 7.7 7.8 7.2
Safety 9.6 9.7 9.6
Reliability 3.0 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Attractive, high-quality interior
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Outstanding reliability rating
  • Elegant interior design
  • Powerful engine options
  • Agile handling
  • High-quality interior materials
Cons
  • Difficult-to-use MMI infotainment system
  • Small cargo area
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Limited back-seat headroom

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas V6 3.0L/183 Gas I6 3.0L/183
MPG 21 City / 29 Hwy 18 City / 27 Hwy 17 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Wagon 5 Door Wagon Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.6 113.4 108.7
Length, Overall (in) 185.2 192.0 178.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 72.5 70.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 58.0 55.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3814 4026 3527

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror 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
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90 - TBD - 92.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 38.8 38.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.4 41.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 56.7 55.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.1 38.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.2 36.1 34.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.7 55.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 50.5 58.0 60.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 27.6 - TBD - 25.0
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
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats 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 Optional Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas I6
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/183 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 211 @ 4300 270 @ 7000 230 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500 223 @ 5700 200 @ 2750
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 37.7 35.4 36.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 27 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18 16.1

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Short/Long Arm MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal Link Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Optional
6-Speed Automatic Standard Optional
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard