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Overview

Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.3 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
184 hp @ 4400 rpm
Torque
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
221 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
35.4 ft
37.7 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
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/60HR17
P215/65HR17
Rear Tire
P225/60HR17
P215/65HR17
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
25 MPG
City
26 MPG
22 MPG
Highway
33 MPG
29 MPG

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
15.3 gallons
Cruising Range City
431.6 miles
336.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
547.8 miles
443.7 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Height
67.5 in
66.3 in
Max Width
71.5 in
72.4 in
Front Width
61.6 in
62.2 in
Rear Width
61.8 in
61.8 in
Wheelbase
105.1 in
109.8 in
Ground Clearance
8.7 in
7.9 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
7 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43.3 in
40.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
41.2 in
39.6 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.2 in
57 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.1 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
39.4 in
36.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.6 in
39.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57.2 in
55.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
53.6 in
N/A
Third Row Leg Room
N/A
27.9 in
Third Row Headroom
N/A
33.8 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
N/A
47.8 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,449 lbs
3,777 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity
1,500 lbs
1,500 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
76.1 ft³
65.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
35.4 ft³
33 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
35.4 ft³
12 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Cardinal Red Metallic
  • Dark Moss Green Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • Stone Blue Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic, Build Out: 01/11/2019

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
Habanero Orange Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery
  • Storm Gray, Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
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

US NHTSA crash test result

Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Front Side 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
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles