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FWD
  • FWD
  • AWD
  • Convenience FWD
  • Convenience AWD
  • Leather FWD
  • Premium FWD
  • Leather AWD
  • Premium AWD
LX 2WD
  • LX 2WD
  • LX AWD
  • EX 2WD
  • EX AWD
  • EX-L 2WD
  • EX-L 2WD with RES
  • EX-L AWD
  • EX-L 2WD with Navigation
  • EX-L AWD with RES
  • EX-L AWD with Navigation
FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • AWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • FWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $24,160 $22,795 $20,995
Invoice $23,194 $21,413 $20,396
Avg. Paid $24,619 N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.8 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.7 8.9 9.5
Performance 7.3 7.5 8.4
Interior 7.5 8.0 7.8
Safety 8.9 9.7 9.3
Reliability 4.0 4.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great fuel economy
  • Attractive, upscale interior
  • Numerous standard features
  • Spacious interior
  • Agile handling
  • Good fuel economy
  • Impressive standard tech features
  • Excellent safety and reliability ratings
  • Well-made cabin
  • Good fuel economy ratings
  • Impressive cargo room for the class
  • Outstanding performance
  • Good safety score
Cons
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Small cargo hold
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Outdated navigation system
  • Lacks powerful engine options
  • Tight second row
  • Slightly underpowered engine

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged I4 1.4/83 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 25 City / 33 Hwy 23 City / 31 Hwy 26 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 100.60 103.1 106.300
Length, Overall (in) 168.40 178.3 179.300
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.90 71.6 72.400
Height, Overall (in) 65.20 65.1 67.300

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3190 3305 3208

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Standard Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start 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
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 92.8 104.1 103.800
Front Head Room (in) 39.60 39.9 40.100
Front Leg Room (in) 40.80 41.3 41.000
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.10 58.6 57.500
Front Hip Room (in) 51.70 54.5 55.200
Second Head Room (in) 38.80 38.6 39.000
Second Leg Room (in) 35.70 38.3 39.300
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.50 56.4 55.500
Second Hip Room (in) 50.10 53.1 53.700
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 48.40 70.9 65.400
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 18.80 37.2 34.100
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
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard 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
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.4/83 2.4L/144 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 138 @ 4900 185 @ 7000 155 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 148 @ 1850 163 @ 4400 150 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 36.7 37.0 36.700

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 31 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 15.3 14.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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