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4dr Wgn I4 FWD LE (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD LE (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD LE (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD LE (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD LE (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD LE (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD LE (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD LE (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD LE (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD LE (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD XLE (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD XLE (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD XLE (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD LE (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD LE (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD LE (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD XLE (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD XLE (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD XLE (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD XLE (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD XLE (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD XLE (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD XLE (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD XLE (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD XLE (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD Limited (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD Limited (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD Limited (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD Limited (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD Limited (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD Limited (SE)
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Touring
  • AWD 4dr Touring
  • FWD 4dr Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Grand Touring
Base FWD
  • Base FWD
  • Convenience FWD
  • Base AWD
  • Convenience AWD
  • Leather FWD
  • Leather AWD
  • Premium FWD
  • Premium AWD

Prices

MSRP $27,425 $29,725 $36,500
Invoice $25,095 $28,125 $34,675
Avg. Paid $18,930 $20,686 $27,013

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.4 8.3
Critics' Rating 7.8 9.0 9.0
Performance 7.1 8.4 8.0
Interior 8.4 7.9 8.4
Operating Cost 7.9 7.6 7.7
Safety 8.9 8.7 9.3
Reliability 4.0 4.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Roomy cabin
  • Good fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
  • Sporty handling
  • High-quality interior materials
  • Opulent cabin
  • Composed handling
  • Excellent cargo capacity
Cons
  • Sluggish acceleration with base engine
  • Firmer ride quality than some rivals
  • Poor rearward visibility

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.7L/163 Gas V6 3.7L/227 Gas V6 3.6L/217
MPG 21 City / 27 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

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

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.3 113.2 118.9
Length, Overall (in) 189.0 200.2 201.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0 76.2 79.0
Height, Overall (in) 63.4 68.0 72.5

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3760 4328 4780

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 Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Optional
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional Standard
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 7 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 108 139.4 153.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.6 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 40.9 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.0 59.4 62.0
Front Hip Room (in) 56.0 56.5 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.0 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 39.8 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 58.7 61.4
Second Hip Room (in) 56.5 56.0 57.0
Third Leg Room (in) 32.4 33.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 70.2 100.7 115.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 30.7 48.3 65.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 17.2 23.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Optional
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats 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
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.7L/163 3.7L/227 3.6L/217
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 182 @ 5800 273 @ 6250 288 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 182 @ 4200 270 @ 4250 270 @ 3400
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 40.7 37.4 40.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 24 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 20.1 22.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-Link Multi-Link H-Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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