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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 28 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 28 MPG
Hwy: 39 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 19 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.4 ft³
Trunk Volume
11.3 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
265 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
150 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
180 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
244 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,071 lbs
3,208 lbs
3,208 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
31 MPG
32 MPG
21 MPG
City
28 MPG
28 MPG
19 MPG
Highway
36 MPG
39 MPG
25 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 Tons/yr
5.5 (Est) Tons/yr
8.6 (Est) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
16.2 gallons
16.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
369.6 miles
453.6 miles
321.1 miles
Cruising Range Highway
475.2 miles
631.8 miles
422.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
183.5 in
192.9 in
180.3 in
Height
56.9 in
56.7 in
58.1 in
Max Width
70.7 in
72.9 in
70.7 in
Front Width
61.7 in
63.6 in
60.2 in
Rear Width
62.2 in
63.6 in
60.6 in
Wheelbase
107.3 in
111.2 in
103.3 in
Ground Clearance
5.5 in
4.9 in
6.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.3 in
43.8 in
43.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
38 in
39.2 in
40.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.7 in
58.2 in
54.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.6 in
54.7 in
53.4 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.1 in
35.2 in
33.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.3 in
36.9 in
37.6 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.5 in
57.1 in
53.2 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
50.9 in
54.5 in
53.3 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³
15.4 ft³
11.3 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Steel Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 7"
17" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 7"
17" x 8"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P205/60HR16
P215/60HR16
P235/45WR17
Rear Tire
P205/60HR16
P215/60HR16
P235/45WR17
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Jet Black Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Plasma Blue Silica
  • Satin White Pearl
  • WR Blue Pearl

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Charcoal, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Light Gray, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Carbon Black, Checkered Cloth Upholstery w/Red Stitching

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
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
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

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
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 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