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Prices

MSRP $47,500 $46,310 $39,660
Invoice $43,700 $43,531 $37,083
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U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.5 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.5 8.6
Performance 8.4 7.9 7.7
Interior 7.3 8.1 8.3
Safety 8.6 9.3 9.3
Reliability 3.0 4.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Sporty handling
  • High-quality interior
  • Powerful engines across lineup
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Luxurious and quiet cabin
  • Pleasant performance
  • Excellent fuel economy for a midsize SUV
  • Attractive, comfortable interior
  • Less-complicated navigation than rivals
  • Smooth, coddling ride in base trims
  • Good fuel economy
Cons
  • Ride may be too firm for some
  • Competitors offer more standard features
  • Complicated iDrive infotainment controls
  • Navigation controls take some getting used to
  • Performance isn’t sporty

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I6 3.0L/182 Gas/Electric V6 3.5L/211 Gas V6 3.5L/211
MPG 16 City / 23 Hwy 32 City / 28 Hwy 18 City / 25 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 115.500 107.900 107.900
Length, Overall (in) 191.100 187.800 187.800
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.100 74.200 74.200
Height, Overall (in) 69.900 66.300 67.700

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4960 4520 4178

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Optional Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Optional Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional 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
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Optional Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional Optional
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
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 102.4 99.700 99.700
Front Head Room (in) 36.600 - TBD - 39.000
Front Leg Room (in) 40.000 43.100 43.100
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.000 58.000 57.900
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.600 55.500
Second Head Room (in) 39.300 37.700 37.700
Second Leg Room (in) 36.600 36.800 36.800
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.000 57.600 57.500
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.500 54.500
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 75.200 80.300 80.300
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 21.900 40.000 40.000
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard 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
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 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
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.5L/211 3.5L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 300 @ 5800-6250 295 Combined 270 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 300 @ 1300-5000 - TBD - 248 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Turning diameter 42.000 - TBD - 38.800

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 32 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 28 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.500 17.200 19.200

Suspension

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

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