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FWD 4dr 3.2L
  • FWD 4dr 3.2L
  • AWD 4dr 3.2L
  • FWD 4dr 3.2L Premier
  • FWD 4dr 3.2L Premier Plus
  • AWD 4dr 3.2L Premier
  • AWD 4dr 3.2L Premier Plus
  • AWD 4dr 3.0L
  • FWD 4dr 3.2L Platinum
  • AWD 4dr 3.0L Premier Plus
  • AWD 4dr 3.2L Platinum
  • AWD 4dr 3.0L Platinum
  • AWD 4dr 3.0L R-Design
  • AWD 4dr 3.0L R-Design Premier Plus
  • AWD 4dr 3.0L R-Design Platinum
FWD
  • FWD
  • AWD
  • FWD with Technology Package
  • AWD with Technology Package
quattro 4dr 2.0T Premium
  • quattro 4dr 2.0T Premium
  • quattro 4dr 2.0T Premium Plus
  • quattro 4dr 3.0T Premium Plus
  • quattro 4dr 3.0T Prestige
  • quattro 4dr 3.0L TDI Premium Plus
  • quattro 4dr 3.0L TDI Prestige
  • quattro 4dr 2.0T Prestige
  • quattro 4dr 3.0T Premium Plus
  • quattro 4dr 3.0T Prestige

Prices

MSRP $34,850 $34,520 $37,300
Invoice $32,759 $32,430 $34,690
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.7 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.6 8.8 9.3
Performance 8.2 8.0 8.2
Interior 8.1 8.1 8.5
Safety 9.7 9.7 9.3
Reliability 3.0 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable, upscale cabin
  • Lots of cargo space
  • Many available safety features 
  • Numerous standard features
  • Powerful and efficient V6
  • Spacious, comfortable interior
  • Luxurious, high-quality interior
  • Enjoyable driving dynamics
  • Powerful, efficient diesel model
  • Standard all-wheel drive
Cons
  • Confusing navigation system
  • Transmission hesitates on hills
  • Lackluster base engine 
  • Numb steering
  • Infotainment system can be confusing

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-6 3.2 L/195 Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/212 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 20 City / 28 Hwy 20 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.2 105.7 110.5
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 183.5 182.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.4 73.7 74.7
Height, Overall (in) 67.4 66.1 65.2

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Standard Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Optional
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4012 3717 4079

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 Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 3300 1500 4400

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Luggage Rack Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate 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 Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers 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
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory 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.) 98.6 103.5 101.5
Front Head Room (in) 39 38.7 39.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42 41
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 58.7 57.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.2 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 38.1 39
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 38.3 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 57.2 56.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.8 53.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 67.4 61.3 57.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 30.8 26.1 29.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 30.8 26.1 29.1

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 Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Entertainment System Optional Optional

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

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard 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 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 Optional Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-6 Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 3.2 L/195 3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 6200 273 @ 6200 220 @ 4450
Torque (Net @ RPM) 236 @ 3200 251 @ 5000 258 @ 1500
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 38.4 38.9 38.1

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16 19.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut 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 Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard