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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Automatic (+$2,900)
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 17 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
17 ft³
Trunk Volume
12 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas
Horsepower
255 hp @ 5000 rpm
425 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 1550 rpm
406 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Automatic (+$2,900)
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 9"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 10"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45HR18
P255/40YR18
Rear Tire
P225/45HR18
P275/40YR18

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
30 MPG
20 MPG
City
26 MPG
17 MPG
Highway
36 MPG
25 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 Tons/yr
8.9 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
15.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
405.6 miles
270.3 miles
Cruising Range Highway
561.6 miles
397.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
185.7 in
184.5 in
Height
56.8 in
56.1 in
Max Width
71.9 in
73.9 in
Front Width
62.3 in
62.2 in
Rear Width
62.9 in
63.1 in
Wheelbase
112.2 in
110.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
42 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.7 in
40.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
55.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.2 in
35.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.6 in
37.7 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.6 in
55.1 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,582 lbs
3,540 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
17 ft³
12 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
Alpine White

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic, Available: 03/01/19
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Portimao Blue Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
  • Vermont Bronze Metallic
  • Austin Yellow Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Sakhir Orange II Metallic
  • Silverstone Metallic, Build Out:02/28/2018
  • Yas Marina Blue Metallic
  • Azurite Black Metallic, Priority 1
  • Champagne Quartz Metallic, Priority 1
  • Smoked Topaz Metallic, Priority 1
  • Tanzanite Blue Metallic, Priority 1

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Anthracite/Black, Cloth/Leather Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black w/Blue, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Contrast, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Orange Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster w/Black Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Sakhir Orange/Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Silverstone, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Sonoma Beige, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Amaro Brown, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Cohiba Brown, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Golden Brown, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Nutmeg, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Opal White, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Sakhir Orange/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Silverstone, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Sonoma Beige, Full Merino Leather Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Optional
Standard
Premium Sound System
Optional
Standard
Satellite Radio
Optional
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Optional
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Optional
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

Heads-Up Display
Optional
Optional
Navigation System
Optional
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available
Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Optional
Not Available
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
Remote Trunk Release
Optional
Not Available
Seat Memory
Standard
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Rear A/C
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Optional
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Not Available
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
Not Available
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