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Overview

Engine
2.4-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Other
Drivetrain
Other
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.3 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
8 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.4-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Horsepower
260 hp @ 5600 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
295 hp @ 6600 rpm
Torque
277 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
263 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Other
Other
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
38 ft
36.1 ft
37.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7"
18" x 8"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P245/60HR18
P225/65HR17
P235/65VR18
Rear Tire
P245/60HR18
P225/65HR17
P235/65VR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
29 MPG
24 MPG
City
21 MPG
26 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
27 MPG
33 MPG
29 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 Tons/yr
6.2 Tons/yr
7.5 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.3 gallons
18.5 gallons
17.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
405.3 miles
481 miles
375.9 miles
Cruising Range Highway
521.1 miles
610.5 miles
519.1 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
196.8 in
191.3 in
194.9 in
Height
71.6 in
66.4 in
68.1 in
Max Width
76 in
73 in
76 in
Front Width
64.4 in
61.8 in
65.3 in
Rear Width
64.2 in
62.8 in
65.4 in
Wheelbase
113.8 in
108.1 in
112.2 in
Ground Clearance
8.7 in
8.7 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
8 seater
5 seater
8 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.2 in
42.8 in
40.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
41.3 in
40.1 in
39.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.1 in
58.1 in
59 in
Front Seat Hip Room
57.7 in
55.5 in
57.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.6 in
39.5 in
41 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40 in
39.1 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
60.3 in
57.4 in
58.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
57.5 in
54.8 in
57 in
Third Row Leg Room
31.7 in
N/A
27.7 in
Third Row Headroom
36.3 in
N/A
36.1 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
57.2 in
N/A
55 in
Third Row Hip Room
45.9 in
N/A
45.6 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,430 lbs
3,635 lbs
4,145 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
2,000 lbs
2,700 lbs
5,000 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
86.5 ft³
75.7 ft³
84.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.5 ft³
32.5 ft³
48.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
17.8 ft³
32.5 ft³
16 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber

Standard Interior Materials

  • Slate Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Slate Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Graphite, Fabric Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
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
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
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
Standard
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
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
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
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
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
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
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles