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4dr Sport Sdn Auto RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD
  • 4dr Sdn RWD
  • 4dr Sdn AWD
  • 2dr Conv
  • 2dr Conv
  • 4dr Sdn
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sports Wagon
  • Wagon
  • Sports Wagon
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Wagon
4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Man quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn Man quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Man quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Auto quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Auto quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Man Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Man Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn S Tronic Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn S Tronic Prestige

Prices

MSRP $36,100 $32,750 $33,800
Invoice $33,573 $30,130 $31,434
Avg. Paid $35,712 $31,113 $32,816

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.7 8.7 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.9 9.2 8.8
Performance 8.1 8.5 8.3
Interior 7.9 7.8 8.2
Safety 9.6 9.1 9.2
Reliability 4.0 3.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Upscale cabin
  • Refined ride and handling
  • Smooth powertrain
  • Impressive handling and acceleration
  • Spacious cabin
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Top-notch interior materials
  • Balanced handling
  • Good fuel economy
Cons
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Some cheap materials in base models
  • Some switchgear is hard to use
  • Complicated MMI infotainment system
  • Limited cargo capacity

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Premium Unleaded V-6 2.5 L/152 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
MPG 21 City / 30 Hwy 24 City / 36 Hwy 24 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.2 110.6 110.6
Length, Overall (in) 183.7 182.5 185.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 71.3 71.9
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 56.3 56.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3461 3295 3516

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
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional 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
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Standard 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 Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Optional Optional
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.) 90.2 91
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 40.3 38
Front Leg Room (in) 44.8 42 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.1 55.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.7 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 35.1 35.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 55.1 54.3
Second Hip Room (in) 54
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.8 13 12.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Standard Standard
Hard Disk Drive Optional 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 Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Optional Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional Optional
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 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 Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard Optional Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 204 @ 6400 180 @ 5000 220 @ 4450
Torque (Net @ RPM) 185 @ 4800 200 @ 1250 258 @ 1500
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Turning diameter 34.2 37.1 37.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 36 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 15.8 16.1

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut Multi-Link
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
Manual Optional
6-Speed Manual Optional