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Prices

MSRP $38,850 $34,520 $35,900
Invoice $35,740 $32,430 $33,388
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U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.7 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.4 8.8 8.9
Performance 8.7 8.0 8.3
Interior 7.8 8.1 8.6
Safety 10.0 9.7 9.7
Reliability 3.0 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful standard and optional engines
  • Good fuel economy with standard all-wheel drive
  • Roomy cabin
  • Numerous standard features
  • Powerful and efficient V6
  • Spacious, comfortable interior
  • Luxurious, high-quality interior
  • Fun driving dynamics
  • Standard all-wheel drive
Cons
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Confusing iDrive infotainment system
  • Numb steering
  • Infotainment system can be confusing

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/- TBD - Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/212 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 21 City / 28 Hwy 20 City / 28 Hwy 20 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.6 105.7 110.5
Length, Overall (in) 183.0 183.5 182.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 73.7 74.7
Height, Overall (in) 65.4 66.1 65.2

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4112 3717 4079

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 Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 1500

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.1 103.5 101.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 38.7 39.4
Front Leg Room (in) 39.9 42 41.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 58.7 57.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.7 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 38.1 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 38.3 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 57.2 56.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 56.5 61.3 57.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 19.4 61.3 29.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) - TBD -

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 Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System 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 Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver 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
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

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
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Premium Unleaded V-6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/- TBD - 3.5 L/212 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 5000 273 @ 6200 211 @ 4300 - 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 1250-4800 251 @ 5000 258 @ 1500
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 39.0 38.9 38.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 16 19.8

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front Double-Joint Strut Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Five-Link Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link

Transmission

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