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FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr 2.0T Sport
  • FWD 4dr 2.0T Sport w/Saddle Int
  • FWD 4dr GLS
  • AWD 4dr 2.0T Sport
  • AWD 4dr 2.0T Sport w/Saddle Int
  • AWD 4dr GLS
  • FWD 4dr Limited
  • FWD 4dr Limited w/Saddle Int
  • AWD 4dr Limited w/Saddle Int
  • AWD 4dr Limited
FWD LS
  • FWD LS
  • AWD LS
  • FWD LT w/1LT
  • AWD LT w/1LT
  • FWD LT w/2LT
  • AWD LT w/2LT
  • FWD LTZ
  • AWD LTZ
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Touring
  • AWD 4dr Touring
  • FWD 4dr Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $24,700 $30,510 $29,725
Invoice $23,728 $29,290 $28,125
Avg. Paid N/A N/A $20,686

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.1 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.0 8.3 9.0
Performance 7.5 7.9 8.4
Interior 7.5 8.1 7.9
Safety 10.0 9.7 8.7
Reliability 3.0 3.0 4.0
Operating Cost N/A N/A 7.6

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good performance for the price
  • Many standard features
  • Long warranty
  • Comfortable third row
  • Excellent cargo space
  • Car-like performance
  • Good interior fit and finish
  • Sporty handling
  • High-quality interior materials
Cons
  • Complicated navigation controls
  • Numb steering
  • Not as many engine options as some competitors
  • Firmer ride quality than some rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas V6 3.7L/227
MPG 21 City / 29 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Crossover Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 118.90 113.2
Length, Overall (in) 184.6 203.70 200.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.0 78.50 76.2
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 69.90 68.0

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3459 4646 4328

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Optional Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional 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
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors 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 8 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 108.0 150.8 139.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.40 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.30 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.4 61.50 59.4
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 58.00 56.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 39.40 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 36.80 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 61.00 58.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.4 57.80 56.0
Third Leg Room (in) 33.20 32.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 71.5 116.3 100.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 35.4 70.3 48.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 24.4 17.2

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 Standard Standard Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat 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 Optional

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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.4L/144 3.6L/217 3.7L/227
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 190 @ 6300 281 @ 6300 273 @ 6250
Torque (Net @ RPM) 181 @ 4250 266 @ 3400 270 @ 4250
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 35.8 40.4 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 24 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 22.0 20.1

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Coil-Over Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Linked H-Arm 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
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard