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FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
LX 2WD
  • LX 2WD
  • LX 4WD
  • EX 2WD
  • EX 4WD
  • EX-L 2WD
  • EX-L 2WD with RES
  • EX-L 4WD
  • EX-L 2WD with Navigation
  • EX-L 4WD with RES
  • EX-L 4WD with Navigation
FWD LS
  • FWD LS
  • FWD 1LT
  • AWD LS
  • AWD 1LT
  • FWD 2LT
  • AWD 2LT
  • AWD 2LT
  • FWD LTZ
  • AWD LTZ

Prices

MSRP $22,650 $22,495 $23,530
Invoice $21,178 $21,133 $22,354
Avg. Paid $18,635 $17,140 $16,162

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.8 8.2
Critics' Rating 9.1 9.2 9.2
Performance 8.1 7.8 7.5
Interior 7.5 8.3 8.7
Operating Cost 8.1 8.2 8.0
Safety 8.9 9.7 9.3
Reliability 4.0 4.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great reliability score
  • Ample cargo space
  • Lively available V6 engine
  • Available third row
  • Comfortable, spacious back seat
  • Lots of standard tech features
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Strong safety and reliability scores
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Spacious, versatile sliding rear seat
  • Powerful V6 engine option
Cons
  • Mediocre interior quality
  • Awkward cargo door
  • Outdated navigation system
  • Uninspired driving dynamics
  • Some cheap interior materials

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas/Ethanol I4 2.4/147
MPG 22 City / 28 Hwy 23 City / 31 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.7 103.1 112.5
Length, Overall (in) 181.9 178.3 187.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 71.6 72.5
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 65.1 66.3

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3360 3305 3777

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 108.2 104.1 99.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 39.9 40.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.3 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 58.6 55.8
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 54.5 54.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 38.6 39.2
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 38.3 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 56.4 55.3
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 53.1 51.1
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 73.0 70.9 63.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 36.4 37.2 31.5
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
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard 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 Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat 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

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 Optional Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.4L/144 2.4/147
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 179 @ 6000 185 @ 7000 182 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 172 @ 4000 163 @ 4400 172 @ 4900
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 34.8 37.0 40.0

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 31 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.3 18.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double-wishbone Multi-Link Multi link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil spring w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard