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  • 4dr Sdn Limited AWD
  • 4dr Sdn SHO AWD
4dr Sdn Premium
  • 4dr Sdn Premium
  • 4dr Sdn Limited
FWD Base
  • FWD Base
  • FWD Leather
  • FWD Premium 1
  • AWD Leather
  • FWD Premium 2
  • AWD Premium 1
  • FWD Touring

Prices

MSRP $26,700 $35,100 $31,660
Invoice $24,631 $32,455 $30,394
Avg. Paid N/A $34,137 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.6 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.1 9.3 8.9
Performance 7.8 7.8 8.0
Interior 8.2 8.3 7.7
Safety 9.7 10.0 9.7
Reliability 3.5 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Huge trunk
  • Balanced ride
  • Strong base engine
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Composed handling
  • High-quality interior
  • Easy-to-use tech features
  • Luxurious interior
  • Good fuel economy with eAssist models
  • Powerful V6 option
Cons
  • Back seat can be tight
  • Transmission sometimes gets the wrong gear
  • Rear seats don’t fold
  • Below-average fuel economy for the class
  • Small trunk
  • Poor rearward visibility

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Regular Unleaded V-6 3.3 L/204 Gas/Electric I4 2.4/145
MPG 19 City / 29 Hwy 19 City / 28 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.900 112 111.7
Length, Overall (in) 202.900 195.5 196.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.200 72.8 73.1
Height, Overall (in) 60.700 58.1 59.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4037 3668 3774

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera 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
Rear Parking Aid Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers 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 Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors 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.) 102.200 106.8 100.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.000 40 38.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.900 45.5 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.900 58.3 57.4
Front Hip Room (in) 56.300 55.5 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.800 37.8 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 38.100 36.8 40.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.900 56.5 56.0
Second Hip Room (in) 55.800 54.7 53.9
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 20.100 15.9 10.8

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 Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Hard Disk Drive Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard 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
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Optional

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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Optional Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Optional
Turbocharged Optional
Engine Type Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.3 L/204 2.4/145
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 288 @ 6500 293 @ 6400 182 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 254 @ 4000 255 @ 5200 172 @ 4900
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD Automatic w/manual shift
Turning diameter 39.500 36.5 38.8

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard Optional
Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Optional Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.000 18.5 15.8

Suspension

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

Transmission

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