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Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.6L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 AWD
  • 3.6L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn

Prices

MSRP $34,900 $35,915 $36,725
Invoice $32,110 $33,940 $33,299
Avg. Paid $26,963 $22,982 $23,280

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.9 8.9
Critics' Rating 9.6 9.0 8.7
Performance 8.6 8.5 8.5
Interior 7.6 8.0 8.5
Operating Cost 7.2 7.7 7.8
Safety 9.6 9.7 9.5
Reliability 3.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Superb handling
  • Stylish interior design
  • Crisp handling
  • Excellent reliability rating
  • Smooth engine
  • Lush, inviting interior
  • Exceptional reliability score
Cons
  • Leather isn’t standard
  • Seats could be more comfortable
  • Soft suspension delivers uninspiring handling

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas V6 3.0L/183 Gas V6 3.5L/210
MPG 23 City / 34 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.6 113.4 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 191.3 191.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 72.5 71.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 58.0 56.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3406 3858 3605

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional 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 Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
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 Optional Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard 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 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 98.0 95.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 38.8 37.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.4 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 56.7 57.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.2 36.8
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 36.1 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.7 56.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.0 52.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 17.0 13.6 14.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Standard Optional
Entertainment System 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 Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional Standard
Seat Memory Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional 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
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
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.0L/183 3.5L/210
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 5000 270 @ 7000 272 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 255 @ 1250 - 4800 223 @ 5700 254 @ 4700
Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Turning diameter - TBD - 35.4 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 26 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 18.0 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent SLA Independent
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Dual-Link

Transmission

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