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Overview

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
6 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
300 hp
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
310 lb-ft
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
38.7 ft
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
20" x 8.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8"
20" x 8.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P245/60HR18
P255/55HR20
Rear Tire
P245/60HR18
P255/55HR20
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
23 MPG
City
20 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
27 MPG
27 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
19.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
390 miles
384 miles
Cruising Range Highway
526.5 miles
518.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Height
67.4 in
69.9 in
Max Width
77.7 in
78.9 in
Front Width
66.3 in
66.9 in
Rear Width
66.3 in
66.9 in
Wheelbase
111 in
119.1 in
Ground Clearance
5.6 in
7.9 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
6 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.4 in
43 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.1 in
40.7 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.1 in
61.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
57.5 in
59.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.5 in
39 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.3 in
40.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
59.1 in
61.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
57.8 in
59.1 in
Third Row Leg Room
28.1 in
32.2 in
Third Row Headroom
35.6 in
38.9 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.7 in
54.6 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.6 in
40.9 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
4,032 lbs
4,345 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity
3,500 lbs
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
90.9 ft³
87.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
43.4 ft³
47.9 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
15.8 ft³
18.2 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • White Diamond Pearl
  • White Diamond Pearl
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Atlas Blue Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Silver Spruce Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Canyon Bronze Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Espresso, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Graystone, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Parchment, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Not Available
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Seat Memory
Standard
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Rear A/C
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles