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4dr Sdn 2WD Luxury
$24,365
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$23,035
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$28,270
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$23,635
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Overview

Door
4-door 4-door 4-door 4-door
Seats
5 5 7 5
Engine

203.0-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

203.0-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

263.0-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

263.0-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

Combined MPG
0 0 19 0
Size
200.4" length, 61.5" height 200.7" length, 60.1" height 200.3" length, 67.6" height 201.8" length, 61.5" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Medium Prarie Tan

Light Beige

Medium Prarie Tan

Light Beige

Black

Dark Blue

Black / Copper

Slate Gray / Taupe

Grey-Violet

Pumice

Transmissions

Transmissions

6-Speed A/T

A/T

6-Speed A/T

A/T

6-Speed A/T

A/T

6-Speed A/T

A/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Large Large 2WD Sports Utility Vehicle Large

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in 17 x -TBD- in 17 x -TBD- in 17 x -TBD- in
Spare Wheel Size
Compact in Compact in N/A Compact in
Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in 17 x -TBD- in 17 x -TBD- in 17 x -TBD- in

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A 600 N/A N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A 120 N/A N/A

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 4500 207 @ 4500 249 @ 4500 249 @ 4500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/182 3.5L/213 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
203 @ 5750 203 @ 5750 263 @ 6250 263 @ 6250

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG 21 MPG 17 MPG 18 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A 19 MPG N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy
551.00 mi 580.00 mi 456.00 mi 574.00 mi
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG 29 MPG 24 MPG 28 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - City
399.00 mi 420.00 mi 323.00 mi 369.00 mi

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- MacPherson strut w/Stabilizer bar MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent Independent multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-link w/Stabilizer bar Coil over shock
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Independent MacPherson Strut Independent

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 x -TBD- in 12.4 x -TBD- in 12.4 x -TBD- in N/A
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 x -TBD- in 13.0 x -TBD- in 13.0 x -TBD- in N/A
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake Type
Power Pwr Pwr Pwr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.0 gal 20.0 gal 19.0 gal 20.5 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Hydraulic Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.0 ft 40.0 ft 40.0 ft 40.0 ft
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
N/A 2.86 3.2 3.15
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.1 16.1 17.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Tires

Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact T135/90D17 Compact
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17 P215/60R17 P215/65R17 P215/60R17
Front Tire Size
P215/60R17 P215/60R17 P215/65R17 P215/60R17

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A 1000 lbs 2000 lbs 1000 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A 100 lbs 200 lbs 100 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A 1000 lbs 2000 lbs 1000 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A 100 lbs 200 lbs 100 lbs

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3680 lbs 3643 lbs 4033 lbs 3741 lbs

Dimensions

Height, Overall
61.5 in 60.1 in 67.6 in 61.5 in
Track Width, Front
64.6 in 64.6 in 64.3 in 64.3 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.5 in 74.5 in 74.9 in 74.5 in
Second Shoulder Room
57.6 in 57.6 in 58.0 in 57.6 in
Second Hip Room
53.7 in 53.6 in 56.0 in 53.6 in
Liftover Height
29.2 in 26.5 in N/A N/A
Wheelbase
112.9 in 112.9 in 112.9 in 112.9 in
Passenger Volume
107.1 ft³ 108.3 ft³ 146.2 ft³ 108.0 ft³
Track Width, Rear
65.0 in 65.0 in 64.4 in 64.4 in
Front Hip Room
53.7 in 53.7 in 55.5 in 53.7 in
Front Leg Room
41.3 in 41.2 in 40.8 in 41.3 in
Second Leg Room
41.3 in 41.9 in 40.4 in 41.2 in
Front Head Room
39.4 in 39.4 in 39.4 in 39.6 in
Passenger Capacity
5 5 6 5
Second Head Room
38.7 in 38.6 in 39.7 in 38.8 in
Length, Overall
200.4 in 200.7 in 200.3 in 201.8 in
Min Ground Clearance
6.5 in N/A N/A N/A
Front Shoulder Room
57.8 in 57.8 in 58.5 in 57.8 in
Trunk Volume
21.2 ft³ 21.2 ft³ N/A 21.2 ft³
Rear Door Opening Width
- - N/A -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
- - N/A -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1
- - 85.5 ft³ -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3
- - N/A -
Third Hip Room
- - 46.9 in -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
- - 20.8 ft³ -
Third Leg Room
- - 33.4 in -
Third Shoulder Room
- - 50.8 in -
Third Head Room
- - 38.6 in -
Cargo Box (Area) Height
- - N/A -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
- - 47.0 ft³ -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
- - N/A -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
- - N/A -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
- - N/A -
Rear Door Opening Height
- - N/A -

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