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4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn
FWD Base
  • FWD Base
  • FWD Convenience
  • FWD Leather
  • FWD Premium 1
  • FWD Premium 2
  • AWD Leather
  • AWD Premium 1
  • FWD Premium 3
  • AWD Premium 2
  • FWD Touring
4dr Sdn (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (Natl)

Prices

MSRP $32,000 $30,170 $33,195
Invoice $29,864 $28,963 $29,876
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.4 8.7
Critics' Rating 7.8 8.6 8.6
Performance 7.2 8.0 8.4
Interior 8.6 7.9 8.3
Safety 10.0 9.7 9.7
Reliability N/A 3.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Long list of standard features
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Spacious, upscale interior
  • Sharply-styled exterior
  • Luxurious interior
  • Good fuel economy with eAssist models
  • Powerful V6 option
  • Roomy, upscale cabin
  • Good reliability ratings
  • High resale value
Cons
  • High base price
  • Questionable ride quality
  • Small trunk
  • Not for sport-oriented buyers
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • High price
  • Sloppy handling
  • Bland exterior styling

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.3L/204 Gas/Electric I4 2.4/145 Gas V6 3.5L/211
MPG 20 City / 28 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy 19 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.0 111.7 111.0
Length, Overall (in) 193.3 196.9 197.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 73.1 72.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 59.2 58.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Sliding Rear Window Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3825 3829 3572

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
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 Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Optional
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.) 107.0 100.0 106.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 38.0 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 41.7 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.4 59.4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 55.2 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.3 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 40.5 40.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 56.0 58.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.2 53.9 56.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.3 10.8 14.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard

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

Seats

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

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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.3L/204 2.4/145 3.5L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 293 @ 6400 182 @ 6700 268 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 255 @ 5200 172 @ 4900 248 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Turning diameter 36.5 38.8 36.9

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 25 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 36 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 15.7 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

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