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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
17 ft³
Trunk Volume
11.8 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
Horsepower
255 hp @ 5000 rpm
275 hp @ 5550 rpm
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 1550 rpm
443 lb-ft @ 1200 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8.5"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45HR18
P225/45HR18
Rear Tire
P225/45HR18
P245/40HR18

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
30 MPG
30 MPG
City
26 MPG
N/A
Highway
36 MPG
N/A

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
405.6 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
561.6 miles
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
185.7 in
184.5 in
Height
56.8 in
56.8 in
Max Width
71.9 in
72.1 in
Front Width
62.3 in
61.5 in
Rear Width
62.9 in
60.4 in
Wheelbase
112.2 in
111.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
41.7 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.7 in
40.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
55.3 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.2 in
35.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.6 in
37.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.6 in
55 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,582 lbs
3,924 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
17 ft³
11.8 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Black
  • Polar 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
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Crystal Grey/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Crystal Grey/Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Silk Beige/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Silk Beige/Black, MB-Tex 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
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Not Available
Optional
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
Optional
Optional
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Optional
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Optional
Remote Engine Start
Optional
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Optional
Optional
Seat Memory
Standard
Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
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
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

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
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

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