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4dr Sdn SE RWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE RWD
  • 4dr Sdn SXT RWD
  • 4dr Sdn SXT Plus RWD
  • 4dr Sdn RT RWD
  • 4dr Sdn RT Plus RWD
  • 4dr Sdn Road/Track RWD
  • 4dr Sdn RT Max RWD
  • 4dr Sdn SXT Plus AWD
  • 4dr Sdn SXT AWD
  • 4dr Sdn RT Plus AWD
  • 4dr Sdn RT AWD
  • 4dr Sdn RT Max AWD
  • 4dr Sdn SRT8 Super Bee RWD
FWD Base
  • FWD Base
  • FWD Convenience
  • FWD Leather
  • FWD Premium 1
  • FWD Premium 2
  • AWD Leather
  • AWD Premium 1
  • FWD Premium 3
  • AWD Premium 2
  • FWD Touring
4dr Sdn (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (Natl)

Prices

MSRP $25,595 $30,170 $33,195
Invoice $24,677 $28,963 $29,876
Avg. Paid $18,220 $19,134 $22,190

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.6 8.9
Critics' Rating 8.4 8.4 8.7
Performance 8.0 8.2 8.4
Interior 7.8 8.5 8.4
Operating Cost 7.6 7.9 7.9
Safety 9.6 9.7 9.7
Reliability 2.5 4.5 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Athletic handling for the class
  • Good fuel economy with eAssist
  • Powerful available V6
  • First-rate, attractive cabin
  • High reliability rating
  • Good fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
  • Roomy, upscale cabin
Cons
  • Minimal rear-seat headroom
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Small trunk
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Sloppy handling

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/220 Gas/Electric I4 2.4/145 Gas V6 3.5L/211
MPG 18 City / 27 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy 19 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 120.2 111.7 111.0
Length, Overall (in) 200.3 196.9 197.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.2 73.1 72.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.2 59.2 58.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3961 3829 3572

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Mirror Memory Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard 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.) 104.7 100.0 106.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 38.0 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.7 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.5 57.4 59.4
Front Hip Room (in) 56.2 55.2 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.3 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 40.1 40.5 40.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 56.0 58.2
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 53.9 56.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.3 10.8 14.4

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard 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 Optional

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 Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/220 2.4/145 3.5L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 292 @ 6350 182 @ 6700 268 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 4800 172 @ 4900 248 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Turning diameter 37.7 38.8 36.9

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 25 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 36 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 15.7 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front - TBD - MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear - TBD - 4-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

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