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4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL AWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited AWD
  • 4dr Sdn SHO AWD
LS
  • LS
  • 1LT
  • LS Eco
  • 2LT
  • LT Eco
  • 1LTZ
  • 2LTZ
4dr Sdn Limited (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn XLE (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn XLE Premium (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn XLE Touring (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (Natl)

Prices

MSRP $26,780 $26,860 $39,900
Invoice $24,705 $25,920 $35,910
Avg. Paid $26,484 $26,959 $37,925

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.9 8.5
Critics' Rating 7.7 9.2 8.5
Performance 7.4 8.6 7.7
Interior 7.7 8.6 8.3
Safety 9.7 9.4 9.3
Reliability 3.5 4.0 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Enormous trunk
  • Strong engine lineup
  • Balanced handling
  • Attractive, high-quality interior
  • Large trunk
  • Spacious, well-built interior
  • Many standard features
Cons
  • Confusing infotainment system
  • Few standard features
  • Clumsy handling
  • Sluggish infotainment system
  • High price for the class

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/213 Gas I4 2.5L/150 Regular Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/211
MPG 19 City / 29 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.9 111.70 111
Length, Overall (in) 202.9 201.30 195.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.2 73.00 72.2
Height, Overall (in) 60.7 58.90 57.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4035 - TBD - 3538

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Mirror Memory 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.) 102.2 105 102.3
Front Head Room (in) 39 39.90 37.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 45.80 42.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 57.90 58.2
Front Hip Room (in) 56.3 54.90 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.40 37.9
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 39.80 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.90 56.9
Second Hip Room (in) 55.8 54.10 54.6
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 20.1 18.8 16

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 Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Heated Rear Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat 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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Optional Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Optional
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Displacement 3.5 L/213 2.5L/150 3.5 L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 288 @ 6500 195 @ - TBD - 268 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 254 @ 4000 187 @ - TBD - 248 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 39.7 - TBD - 37.4

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Optional Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 18.5 17

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut - TBD - Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Strut

Transmission

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