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3.0L V6 RWD
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  • 3.0L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
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3.0L V6 RWD
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  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
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  • 3.0L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium

Prices

MSRP $37,500 $39,015 $38,465
Invoice $34,500 $36,869 $36,349
Avg. Paid $29,982 $24,471 $20,964

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 9.1 9.1
Critics' Rating 9.5 9.3 9.5
Performance 9.2 9.1 9.1
Interior 8.5 8.0 8.0
Operating Cost 7.2 7.8 7.9
Safety 9.6 9.7 9.4
Reliability 3.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Agile handling
  • High-quality interior materials
  • Outstanding reliability rating
  • Elegant interior design
  • Powerful engine options
  • Athletic handling
  • Excellent reliability score
  • Powerful engine choices
Cons
  • Limited back-seat headroom
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Uncomfortable seats
  • Less cargo space than some rivals

General Specs

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

Exterior

Body

Body Style Wagon 5 Door Wagon 5 Door Wagon

Dimensions

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

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Optional Optional
Panoramic Roof Standard Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3527 4026 4031

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers 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.) 92.6 - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.8 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 42.4 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 56.7 56.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 37.1 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 36.1 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.7 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.0 53.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 60.9 58.0 58.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 25.0 - TBD - - TBD -
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
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Standard Standard
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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional
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 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 Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.0L/183 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 230 @ 6500 270 @ 7000 270 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 2750 223 @ 5700 223 @ 5700
Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 36.1 35.4 36.0

Fuel

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

Suspension

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

Transmission

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