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4dr Sdn I4 2.5
  • 4dr Sdn I4 2.5
  • 4dr Sdn I4 2.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn I4 2.5 SV
  • 2dr Cpe I4 2.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn V6 3.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn V6 3.5 SV
  • 4dr Sdn I4 2.5 SL *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn V6 3.5 SL
LS
  • LS
  • 1LT
  • 2LT
  • ECO 1SA
  • ECO 2SA
  • 3LT
  • 1LTZ
  • 2LTZ
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS PZEV *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS PZEV
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited PZEV
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited w/Wine Int
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited PZEV w/Wine Int
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Limited
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Limited w/Wine Int

Prices

MSRP $21,760 $21,995 $21,195
Invoice $20,356 $21,225 $20,293
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 7.7 8.8
Critics' Rating 8.4 7.3 9.0
Performance 8.2 7.1 7.9
Interior 8.2 7.7 7.8
Safety 9.4 9.7 9.6
Reliability 3.5 4.0 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Nimble handling
  • Smooth CVT
  • Comfortable interior
  • Strong fuel economy estimates
  • Easy-to-use infotainment system
  • High reliability rating
  • More athletic handling than rivals and precise steering
  • High-quality, spacious cabin
  • Good fuel economy ratings
  • High safety scores
  • Warranty coverage among the best in the class
  • Comfortable, upscale interior
Cons
  • Loud four-cylinder engine
  • Some complaints of unintuitive tech features
  • Base engine struggles with hills and highway passing
  • Disappointing fuel economy in Eco model
  • Engines are noisy during highway passing

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 2.5L/150 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 27 City / 38 Hwy 22 City / 34 Hwy 24 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.300 107.80 110.0
Length, Overall (in) 191.500 191.50 189.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.000 73.00 72.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.900 57.60 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3108 3393 3316

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps 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
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
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.) 101.900 100.3 103.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.000 39.00 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 45.000 42.10 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.400 57.50 57.9
Front Hip Room (in) 54.000 55.00 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.100 37.50 37.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.100 36.90 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.400 57.10 56.7
Second Hip Room (in) 52.100 54.30 54.9
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.400 16.3 16.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row 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

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 Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/150 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 182 @ 6000 197 @ 6300 198 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 180 @ 4000 191 @ 4400 184 @ 4250
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 36.100 37.4 35.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 34 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.000 15.8 18.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard