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Overview

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 23 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
14.3 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 6400 rpm
174 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
261 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
206 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

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

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P245/45VR18
P215/55HR17
Rear Tire
P245/45VR18
P215/55HR17
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
27 MPG
City
20 MPG
23 MPG
Highway
30 MPG
34 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 Tons/yr
6.6 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18 gallons
18.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
360 miles
425.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
540 miles
629 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
192.8 in
191.9 in
Height
56.5 in
58.5 in
Max Width
73.2 in
72.2 in
Front Width
62.4 in
62.1 in
Rear Width
62.4 in
61 in
Wheelbase
109.3 in
110.4 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
45 in
42.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.4 in
38.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.7 in
56.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.2 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
34.2 in
39.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
36.7 in
37.8 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.7 in
57 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
53.5 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,552 lbs
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
14.3 ft³
15.9 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Carnelian Red Tintcoat
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Super Black
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
Aurora Red Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Charcoal, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
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

Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles