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FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr Premier Plus
  • AWD 4dr Premier Plus
  • FWD 4dr R-Design
  • AWD 4dr R-Design
  • FWD 4dr R-Design Premier Plus
  • AWD 4dr R-Design Premier Plus
  • FWD 4dr Platinum
  • AWD 4dr Platinum
  • FWD 4dr R-Design Platinum
  • AWD 4dr R-Design Platinum
AWD
  • FWD
  • AWD
  • FWD with Technology Package
  • AWD with Technology Package
  • FWD with Technology and Entertainment Package
  • AWD with Technology and Entertainment Package
  • FWD with Advance and Entertainment Package
  • AWD with Advance and Entertainment Package
FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr F Sport

Prices

MSRP $39,700 $44,290 $39,660
Invoice $37,318 $41,016 $37,083
Avg. Paid N/A $43,419 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.0 8.7 8.6
Critics' Rating 7.1 9.2 8.6
Performance 7.0 8.0 7.7
Interior 7.0 7.9 8.3
Safety 9.7 9.7 9.3
Reliability 2.0 3.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Plush, supportive front seats
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent safety scores
  • Refined ride and handling
  • Numerous standard features
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Attractive, comfortable interior
  • Less-complicated navigation than rivals
  • Smooth, coddling ride in base trims
  • Good fuel economy
Cons
  • Underpowered engine
  • Poor handling
  • Antiquated navigation system
  • Subpar cargo space behind third row
  • Lackluster brakes
  • Performance isn’t sporty

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I6 3.2L/195 Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/212 Gas V6 3.5L/211
MPG 16 City / 23 Hwy 18 City / 27 Hwy 18 City / 25 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.600 111 107.900
Length, Overall (in) 189.300 193.6 187.800
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.700 77.2 74.200
Height, Overall (in) 70.200 67.6 67.700

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Sliding Rear Window Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4751 4255 4178

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 3500

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
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
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard Optional
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 Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard 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 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 7 7 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 132.3 99.700
Front Head Room (in) 40.100 38.1 39.000
Front Leg Room (in) 41.000 41.5 43.100
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.300 61.1 57.900
Front Hip Room (in) 55.400 57.5 55.500
Second Head Room (in) 39.700 38.5 37.700
Second Leg Room (in) 36.400 36.5 36.800
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.800 59.1 57.500
Second Hip Room (in) 53.600 57.8 54.500
Third Leg Room (in) 30.100 27.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 85.100 68.4 80.300
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 43.300 38.4 40.000
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 8.800 14.8

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Optional Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Optional Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Cooled Rear Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard 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
Fixed Bench Seat 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 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
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I6 Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.5 L/212 3.5L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 6200 290 @ 6200 270 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 236 @ 3200 267 @ 4500 248 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 40.000 37.6 38.800

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 27 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.100 19.5 19.200

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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