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Overview

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5L Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 19 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.1 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
44.4 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
2.5L Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
186 hp @ 6000 rpm
265 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
244 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
N/A
3,082 lbs
3,208 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
28 MPG
29 MPG
21 MPG
City
25 MPG
26 MPG
19 MPG
Highway
34 MPG
34 MPG
25 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr
8.6 (Est) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
13.2 gallons
16.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
330 miles
343.2 miles
321.1 miles
Cruising Range Highway
448.8 miles
448.8 miles
422.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
171.3 in
175.6 in
173.8 in
Height
57.1 in
56.7 in
58.1 in
Max Width
70.1 in
70.7 in
70.7 in
Front Width
61.5 in
61.7 in
60.2 in
Rear Width
62 in
62.2 in
60.6 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
107.3 in
103.3 in
Ground Clearance
5.5 in
5.5 in
6.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.2 in
42.3 in
43.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.4 in
38 in
40.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.1 in
55.7 in
54.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.8 in
54.6 in
53.4 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.9 in
35.1 in
33.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.7 in
37.2 in
37.6 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.9 in
53.4 in
53.2 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
53.1 in
50.9 in
53.3 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
23.2 ft³
20.1 ft³
19 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
47.1 ft³
44.4 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
34.8 ft
34.8 ft
34.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
15" x 6"
16" x 6.5"
17" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x 6"
16" x 6.5"
17" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P195/65HR15
P205/60HR16
P235/45WR17
Rear Tire
P195/65HR15
P205/60HR16
P235/45WR17
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Clear White
  • Gravity Blue
  • Silky Silver
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Plasma Blue Silica
  • Satin White Pearl
  • WR Blue Pearl

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Snow White Pearl
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Woven Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Carbon Black, Checkered Cloth Upholstery w/Red Stitching

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Climate Control
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Optional
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

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

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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