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Overview

Engine
3.0-liter Turbo Inline-6 Gas
Engine
4.4-liter Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 18 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
17 ft³
Trunk Volume
18.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.0-liter Turbo Inline-6 Gas
4.4-liter Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
Horsepower
382 hp @ 5000 rpm
523 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque
369 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
553 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.4 ft
40.2 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
19" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8.5"
19" x 9"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45YR18
P245/40YR19
Rear Tire
P255/40YR18
P275/35YR19

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
25 MPG
20 MPG
City
22 MPG
18 MPG
Highway
30 MPG
25 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 Tons/yr
8.9 (2019) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
18 gallons
Cruising Range City
343.2 miles
324 miles
Cruising Range Highway
468 miles
450 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
185.7 in
195.4 in
Height
56.4 in
57.8 in
Max Width
71.9 in
73.5 in
Front Width
62.2 in
63 in
Rear Width
61.8 in
62.9 in
Wheelbase
112.2 in
117.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
41.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.7 in
38.8 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
58.7 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.2 in
36.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.6 in
37.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.6 in
55.9 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,849 lbs
4,372 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
17 ft³
18.7 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

Alpine White
  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Bluestone Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Dark Graphite Metallic
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Mineral Grey Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Portimao Blue Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
  • Dravit Grey Metallic
  • Tanzanite Blue II Metallic
  • Almandin Brown II Metallic, Priority 1.
  • Azurite Black II Metallic, Priority 1.
  • Champagne Quartz II Metallic, Priority 1.
  • Rhodonite Silver Metallic, Priority 1

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White w/Dark Coffee, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Night Blue, Dakota Leather Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black w/Blue Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Contrast Stiching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White w/Dark Coffee, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Caramel/Black, Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Smoke White/Black, Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Tartufo, Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Optional
Standard
Leather Seats
Optional
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Optional
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Standard

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles