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FWD 4dr Wgn 3.2L
  • FWD 4dr Wgn 3.2L
  • FWD 4dr Wgn 3.2L Premier
  • AWD 4dr Wgn 3.2L Premier
  • FWD 4dr Wgn 3.2L Premier Plus
  • AWD 4dr Wgn 3.0L T6
  • AWD 4dr Wgn 3.0L T6 Premier Plus
  • AWD 4dr Wgn 3.0L T6 Platinum
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 $32,950 $39,015 $37,500
Invoice $30,973 $36,869 $34,500
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 9.2 9.0
Critics' Rating 7.5 9.3 9.5
Performance 7.4 9.1 9.2
Interior 8.4 8.0 8.5
Safety N/A 9.7 9.6
Reliability 4.0 4.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Lots of modern safety features
  • Comfortable seats
  • Vast cargo space
  • Good power and handling
  • Convenient cargo features
  • Class-leading warranty
  • Excellent handling
  • Comfortable front seats
  • First-rate fit and finish
Cons
  • Some confusing controls
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Seats are uncomfortable for some
  • Backseat cramped for adults
  • iDrive system is complicated

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I6 3.2L/195 Gas V6 3.0L/183 Gas I6 3.0L/183
MPG 19 City / 25 Hwy 18 City / 27 Hwy 17 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 5 Door Wagon 5 Door Wagon Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.0 113.4 108.7
Length, Overall (in) 190.5 192.0 178.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 72.5 70.2
Height, Overall (in) 63.1 58.0 55.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4147 4026 3527

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 Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard 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 Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional 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 Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors 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.) 98 - TBD - 92.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 38.8 38.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.4 41.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 56.7 55.4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 53.7 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 37.1 38.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 36.1 34.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 54.7 55.1
Second Hip Room (in) 55.1 53.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 72.1 58.0 60.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 33.3 - TBD - 25.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard Optional Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive 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

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Optional Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split 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
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes 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
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6 Gas I6
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.0L/183 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 6200 270 @ 7000 230 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 236 @ 3200 223 @ 5700 200 @ 2750
Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 37.7 35.4 36.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18 16.1

Suspension

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

Transmission

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