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4dr Sdn FWD
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  • 4dr Sdn Hybrid FWD
  • 4dr Sdn AWD
2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic Special Edition
  • SH-AWD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic with Technology Package
  • 2WD Automatic with Advanced Package
  • SH-AWD Manual with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Advanced Package
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • M3 Coupe
  • Convertible
  • M3 Convertible

Prices

MSRP $35,925 $35,905 $32,550
Invoice $34,129 $33,712 $29,945
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.6 8.7 8.5
Critics' Rating 5.8 8.5 9.1
Performance 6.3 8.0 8.2
Interior 6.1 8.2 7.3
Safety 9.0 9.2 9.6
Reliability 4.0 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Long list of standard equipment
  • Good fuel economy
  • Large trunk
  • Excellent reliability score
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • High-quality interior
  • Numerous standard features
  • Exceptional reliability score
  • Powerful engines
  • Good fuel economy
  • Roomy back seat
  • Unrivaled handling
Cons
  • Uninspiring handling
  • Cramped back seat
  • Confusing infotainment system
  • Polarizing exterior
  • Button-heavy center console
  • Small trunk in coupe and convertible
  • iDrive can be confusing

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas V6 3.5L/212 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 22 City / 33 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy 24 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.100 109.3 110.600
Length, Overall (in) 194.100 194.0 182.500
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.400 74.0 71.300
Height, Overall (in) 58.200 57.2 56.300

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3719 3726 3295

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Standard
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 Standard
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 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 96.500 98.2 96.000
Front Head Room (in) 37.900 38.4 40.300
Front Leg Room (in) 44.300 42.5 42.000
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.700 58.2 55.100
Front Hip Room (in) 55.100 55.7 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.600 36.7 37.700
Second Leg Room (in) 37.000 36.2 35.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.300 56.2 55.100
Second Hip Room (in) 53.800 54.8 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.400 13.1 17.000

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional
Seat Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Optional
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Optional

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard 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 Optional Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Optional Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.5L/212 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 5500 280 @ 6200 180 @ 5000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 3000 254 @ 5000 200 @ 1250 - 4500
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 38.000 38.4 - TBD -

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 29 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 18.5 15.800

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

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