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Overview

Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 28 MPG
Hwy: 39 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.4 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.3 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Horsepower
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
300 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque
180 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
261 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36.1 ft
N/A

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
16" x 7"
18" x 8.5"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 7"
18" x 8.5"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P215/60HR16
P245/45VR18
Rear Tire
P215/60HR16
P245/45VR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
32 MPG
24 MPG
City
28 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
39 MPG
30 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 Tons/yr
7.4 (2019) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
16.2 gallons
18 gallons
Cruising Range City
453.6 miles
360 miles
Cruising Range Highway
631.8 miles
540 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
192.9 in
192.8 in
Height
56.7 in
56.5 in
Max Width
72.9 in
73.2 in
Front Width
63.6 in
62.4 in
Rear Width
63.6 in
62.4 in
Wheelbase
111.2 in
109.3 in
Ground Clearance
4.9 in
5.3 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43.8 in
45 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.2 in
39.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.2 in
56.7 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.7 in
54.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.2 in
34.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
36.9 in
36.7 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57.1 in
55.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
54.5 in
53.5 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,212 lbs
3,552 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.4 ft³
14.3 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Carnelian Red Tintcoat
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Super Black

Standard Interior Materials

  • Charcoal, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Light Gray, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Charcoal, Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

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