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Overview

Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5L Inline-5 Gas
Engine
2.5L Inline-5 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
N/A
Transmission
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
12 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.1 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
2.5L Inline-5 Gas
2.5L Inline-5 Gas
Horsepower
186 hp @ 6000 rpm
150 hp @ 5000 rpm
170 hp @ 5700 rpm
Torque
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
170 lb-ft @ 3750 rpm
177 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
N/A
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,082 lbs
2,884 lbs
3,072 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
23 MPG
24 MPG
City
26 MPG
20 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
34 MPG
28 MPG
30 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 Tons/yr
8.1 Tons/yr
N/A
EPA rating
N/A
6
7

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
14.5 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
343.2 miles
290 miles
304.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
448.8 miles
406 miles
435 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
175.6 in
161.1 in
165.8 in
Height
56.7 in
59 in
58.2 in
Max Width
70.7 in
67.9 in
69.3 in
Front Width
61.7 in
59.4 in
60.6 in
Rear Width
62.2 in
58.8 in
59.8 in
Wheelbase
107.3 in
98.8 in
101.5 in
Ground Clearance
5.5 in
4.6 in
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
4 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.3 in
39.4 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
38 in
38.2 in
39.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.7 in
52.8 in
54.7 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.6 in
N/A
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.1 in
33.5 in
35.3 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.2 in
36.7 in
38.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.4 in
49.3 in
54.6 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
50.9 in
N/A
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
12 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
20.1 ft³
N/A
15.1 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.1 ft³
N/A
N/A

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter
34.8 ft
35.8 ft
35.7 ft

Wheels

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

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
MacPherson strut
Independent
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam
Independent

Tires

Front Tire
P205/60HR16
P205/55HR16
195/65HR15
Rear Tire
P205/60HR16
P205/55HR16
195/65HR15
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • Cream, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • White, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • Anthracite, Media cloth seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
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 Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
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
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
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

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