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4dr Sdn FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
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  • 4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0L TDI Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0L TDI Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Prestige
4dr Sdn RWD
  • 4dr Sdn RWD
  • 4dr Sdn AWD
Automatic
  • Automatic
  • Automatic with Navigation
  • Automatic with Technology Package
  • Automatic with Krell Audio Package
  • Automatic with Advance Package

Prices

MSRP $43,100 $47,700 $48,450
Invoice $40,084 $44,361 $44,324
Avg. Paid $41,722 $46,733 $47,024

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.9 8.6 7.0
Critics' Rating 9.3 8.3 6.5
Performance 8.5 8.6 6.3
Interior 8.4 8.0 7.0
Safety 10.0 10.0 10.0
Reliability 3.5 4.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Beautiful, high-quality interior
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Engaging handling
  • Top-notch cabin materials
  • Very supportive seats
  • Agile handling
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Numerous standard features
  • Good handling for a front-wheel drive car
Cons
  • Tepid base engine
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • Rivals have nicer interiors
  • Not as athletic as competitors

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/211 Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/212
MPG 25 City / 33 Hwy 19 City / 29 Hwy 20 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 114.7 112.2 112.2
Length, Overall (in) 193.9 190.7 196.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.8 72.4 74.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 57.3 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3726 3795 3933

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional Optional
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
All Wheel Steering Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 97.2 99 102.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38 37.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.3 42.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 57.3 59.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8 36.9
Second Leg Room (in) 37.4 36.8 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.7 57
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 54.5
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.1 14.3 14.9

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Standard
Hard Disk Drive Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard
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
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 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 Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Displacement 2.0 L/121 3.5 L/211 3.5 L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 220 @ 4450 306 @ 6400 310 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500 277 @ 4800 272 @ 4500
Transmission CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 39 37.4 40.5

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 29 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 17.4 18.5

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

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