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Overview

Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 27 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
15.1 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
35.4 ft
36.8 ft

Wheels

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

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P225/60HR17
P225/55VR17
Rear Tire
P225/60HR17
P225/55VR17
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
30 MPG
City
26 MPG
27 MPG
Highway
33 MPG
35 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 Tons/yr
5.9 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
18.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
431.6 miles
499.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
547.8 miles
647.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
N/A
190.6 in
Height
67.5 in
59.1 in
Max Width
71.5 in
72.4 in
Front Width
61.6 in
62.2 in
Rear Width
61.8 in
63.4 in
Wheelbase
105.1 in
108.3 in
Ground Clearance
8.7 in
5.9 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43.3 in
42.8 in
Front Seat Headroom
41.2 in
39.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.2 in
58.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.1 in
55.5 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39.4 in
39.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.6 in
37.2 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57.2 in
57.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
53.6 in
54.8 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,449 lbs
3,499 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity
1,500 lbs
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
15.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 1
76.1 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
35.4 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
35.4 ft³
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery
  • Titanium Gray, Cloth Upholstery w/Silver Stitching

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
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
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Not Available
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Brake Assist
Not Available
Standard
Stability Control
Not Available
Standard
Traction Control
Not Available
Standard

Airbags

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