BMW M340i can't compete with TLX Type S styling and innovation

2021 White BMW M340i Sedan Side Profile

2021 BMW M340i xDrive

COMPARABLY EQUIPPED $63,4501
HORSEPOWER 3823
SPEED 8
ENGINE 3.0L V-6
Turbo
2021 Gold Acura TLX Type S Sedan Side Profile

2021 Acura TLX Type S SH-AWD®

COMPARABLY EQUIPPED $52,3002
HORSEPOWER 3553
SPEED 10
ENGINE 3.0L V-6
Turbo
The Differences are Clear
2021 White BMW M340i Sedan Front View Grille & Hood
BMW M340i Front Styling

The M340i's kidney grille and front styling are attractive yet understated.

BMW M340i Front Styling

The M340i's kidney grille and front styling are attractive yet understated.

2021 Gold Acura TLX Type S Sedan Grille & Hood View
Acura TLX Type S Bold Front Styling

TLX Type S makes an aggressive statement with its striking open-surface Diamond Pentagon grille, large air ducts and expansive sculpted hood.

Acura TLX Type S Bold Front Styling

TLX Type S makes an aggressive statement with its striking open-surface Diamond Pentagon grille, large air ducts and expansive sculpted hood.

2021 White BMW M340i Sedan Headlight
BMW M340i LEDs

LED headlights with two light elements are standard on the M340i.

BMW M340i LEDs

LED headlights with two light elements are standard on the M340i.

2021 Gold Acura TLX Type S Sedan Headlight
Acura TLX Type S Jewel Eye LEDs

Jewel Eye® headlights on the TLX Type S boast four LED light elements plus Acura signature Chicane™ LED daytime running lights.

Acura TLX Type S Jewel Eye LEDs

Jewel Eye® headlights on the TLX Type S boast four LED light elements plus Acura signature Chicane™ LED daytime running lights.

2021 BMW M340i Sedan Black Interior Seating
BMW M340i Front Sport Seats

The M340i's front sport seats offer 14-way power adjustability; leather and heated seating is optional while ventilation is unavailable.

BMW M340i Front Sport Seats

The M340i's front sport seats offer 14-way power adjustability; leather and heated seating is optional while ventilation is unavailable.

2021 Acura TLX Type S Sedan Beige Front Seating
Acura TLX Type S Heated & Ventilated Front Sport Seats

The heated and ventilated front sport seats on TLX Type S feature full-grain leather trim with Ultrasuede® inserts and provide 16-way power adjustability.

Acura TLX Type S Heated & Ventilated Front Sport Seats

The heated and ventilated front sport seats on TLX Type S feature full-grain leather trim with Ultrasuede® inserts and provide 16-way power adjustability.

2021 BMW M340i Sedan Steering Wheel
BMW M340i Traditional Steering Wheel

You can only get your hands on a traditional round steering wheel for the M340i.

BMW M340i Traditional Steering Wheel

You can only get your hands on a traditional round steering wheel for the M340i.

2021 Acura TLX Type S Sedan Sport Steering Wheel
Acura TLX Type S Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel

The flat-bottom sport steering wheel on TLX Type S connects you to a highly engaged driving experience.

Acura TLX Type S Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel

The flat-bottom sport steering wheel on TLX Type S connects you to a highly engaged driving experience.

2021 BMW M340i Sedan 18-Inch Wheel
BMW M340i 18" Wheels

The M340i features 18-­inch wheels. You'll have to upgrade for 19-inch wheels, and 20-inch wheels are not available.

BMW M340i 18" Wheels

The M340i features 18-­inch wheels. You'll have to upgrade for 19-inch wheels, and 20-inch wheels are not available.

2021 Gold Acura TLX Type S Sedan 20-Inch Wheel
Acura TLX Type S 20" Wheels

20-inch shark gray alloy wheels come standard and perfectly complement the aggressive Type S styling.

Acura TLX Type S 20" Wheels

20-inch shark gray alloy wheels come standard and perfectly complement the aggressive Type S styling.

2021 BMW M340i Sedan Exhaust
BMW M340i Dual Exhaust

Dual exhaust outlets conservatively blend into the M340i's rear profile.

BMW M340i Dual Exhaust

Dual exhaust outlets conservatively blend into the M340i's rear profile.

2021 Gold Acura TLX Type S Sedan Quad Exhaust Outlets & Rear View
Acura TLX Type S Quad Exhaust

Large quad exhaust outlets on the TLX Type S display its aggressive sportiness.

Acura TLX Type S Quad Exhaust

Large quad exhaust outlets on the TLX Type S display its aggressive sportiness.

2021 Gold Acura TLX Type S Sedan Front View Driving on Road

Acura TLX Type S: Built to Thrill

V-6 Turbo
355 Horsepower3

Designed at its core for extreme performance and sculpted for speed, the all-new TLX Type S is the most powerful Acura sedan ever engineered, with a dual-scroll turbo V-6 that delivers 355-HP3 and 354 lb-ft of highly responsive torque4. And with its sport-tuned chassis, double wishbone front suspension, Adaptive Damper System, and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), the TLX Type S delivers an unforgettable driving experience.

2021 Red Acura TLX Sedan with Collision Mitigation Braking Safety Diagram

Strong Safety Technology

TLX Type S earns a 5-star NHTSA6 Overall Vehicle Safety Rating. AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technologies also come standard, making it one of the most safety-minded sport sedans.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) 

CMBS helps alert drivers when a potential frontal impact is detected and can even apply the brakes to help avoid or reduce the collision impact.7

Acura TLX 2.0t model shown.

For the win

2021 BMW M340i xDrive  
2021 Acura TLX Type S SH-AWD®
COMPARABLE MODELS
Comparably Equipped
$63,4501
$52,3002
Performance
Engine
3.0L V-6 TWINPOWER TURBO
3.0L V-6 TWIN-SCROLL TURBO
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)3
382 @ 5800-6500
355 @ 5500
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)4
368 @ 1800-5000
354 @ 1500-5000
EPA MPG Rating (city / hwy / combined)8
22 / 31 / 25
19 / 25 / 21
Automatic Transmission
8-Speed
10-Speed
Paddle Shifters
Standard
Standard
Drivetrain
xDRIVE ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
SUPER HANDLING ALL-WHEEL DRIVE™ (SH-AWD®)
Adjustable Drive Modes
Standard (5)
Standard (5)
Suspension
Double-Pivot Front, Multi-Link Rear
Double-Wishbone Front, Multi-Link Rear
Braking System
M Sport Disc Brakes w/ Red or Blue Calipers
Electro-Servo w/ Red Brembo® Front Calipers
Adaptive Damper System
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Comfort & Convenience
Active Sound Control
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Remote Engine Start
OPTIONAL
STANDARD
Smart Entry with Keyless Access
STANDARD
STANDARD
Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
STANDARD
STANDARD
Active High-Beams
STANDARD
STANDARD
GPS-Linked Climate Control9
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Audio & Connectivity
Center Display (in.)
10.25"
10.2"
Touchpad Interface
STANDARD with Rotary Knob
STANDARD with True Touchpad positioning
Navigation System with 3D View9
STANDARD
STANDARD
Real-Time Traffic™ and Traffic Rerouting™10
STANDARD
STANDARD
Premium Audio System
HiFi Sound System w/ 10 SPEAKERS
ELS Studio® 3D Premium Audio System w/ 17 Speakers11
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Integration12,13
STANDARD
STANDARD
HD Radio®
STANDARD
STANDARD
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®14
STANDARD
STANDARD
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio15
STANDARD
STANDARD
Wireless Charging 
OPTIONAL
STANDARD
Wi-Fi Hotspot Capability16
OPTIONAL
STANDARD
USB Ports17
STANDARD (2)
STANDARD (3)
Safety & Driver Assist
NHTSA6 Driver Front Crash Test Rating
NOT YET RATED
5 STARS
NHTSA6 Passenger Front Crash Test Rating
NOT YET RATED
4 STARS
Rear Camera5
Multi-View w/ Dynamic Guidelines
Multi-View w/ Dynamic Guidelines
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor5
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Head-Up Warning 
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Blind Spot Information (BSI) System18
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Pedestrian Detection7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)7
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Road Departure Mitigation System7
Available with Package Upgrade
STANDARD
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Traffic Jam Assist7
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Traffic Sign Recognition7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Exterior
LED Headlights
Standard
STANDARD (JEWEL EYE®)
LED Taillights
Standard
STANDARD
Power Moonroof
STANDARD
STANDARD
Remote-operated Windows & Moonroof
STANDARD
STANDARD
Heated & Power-Folding Side Mirrors
STANDARD
STANDARD
Wheels & Tires
18"
20"
Gloss Black Rear Decklid Spoiler
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Exhaust Outlets
Dual
Quad
Interior
Power Driver's Seat
STANDARD (14-Way with Power Lumbar)
STANDARD (16-Way with Power Lumbar)
Leather-Trimmed Seats
OPTIONAL
STANDARD 
Heated Front Seats
OPTIONAL
STANDARD
Ventilated Front Seats
Not Available
STANDARD
Flat-Bottom Sport Steering Wheel
Not Available
STANDARD
Brushed Aluminum Trim
STANDARD
STANDARD
Enhanced LED Ambient Cabin Lighting
STANDARD
STANDARD (27 LIGHTING THEMES)
Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
STANDARD
STANDARD

Acura Military Appreciation Program

$750
in savings

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2020 or newer MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models (includes Acura TLX Type S, excludes Acura NSX and PMC models) when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura Military Appreciation Program

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2020 or newer MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models (includes Acura TLX Type S, excludes Acura NSX and PMC models) when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

[1] For well-qualified clients who meet the Military Appreciation Offer criteria, subject to approval by AFS. Offer is for 2020 or newer MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models(includes AcuraTLX Type S,excludes Acura NSX and PMC Editions). Only one $750 Acura Military Appreciation offer per vehicle. $750 towards Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new and not previously reported sold Acura vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer applies to Active Duty U.S. Military and Ready Reserve and their spouses; eligible U.S. Military Veterans within two years of their separation from active service and their spouses; eligible U.S. Military Retirees; spouses of U.S. Military Retirees within two years of separation from active service; and Gold Star family members. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2022 and may be terminated at any time. NOTE: During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease with Acura Financial Services, buyer may not take their vehicle outside of the United States without prior written consent of Acura Financial Services. During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease, buyer must notify Acura Financial Services immediately of any change in buyer's address.



Acura College Graduate Program

$500
in savings

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2020 or newer MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models (include Acura TLX Type S, excludes Acura NSX and PMC models) when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura College Graduate Program

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2020 or newer MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models (include Acura TLX Type S, excludes Acura NSX and PMC models) when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Client Qualification:

  • Eligible client has graduated within the past two years or will graduate within the next six months with a masters, bachelor or associate degree from a U.S. –accredited college or registered nursing school.
  • Meet Acura Financial Services (AFS) credit criteria and sign an AFS Retail Finance, Acura Luxury Lease® or Leadership Purchase Plan® contract.
  • Eligible client must be listed on AFS contract as the primary buyer.
  • Provide a copy of a diploma or college transcripts as proof of graduation eligibility and all other documents required by AFS.
  • Lease: $500 is applied toward the cap cost of vehicle. Monthly payment and total due at lease signing are calculated after $500 reduction. Purchase: $500 is applied toward the down payment.
The following Acura Financial Services® requirements may apply:

  • No adverse credit history
  • Proof of employment or a firm commitment from an employer (verifiable) with a start date no more than 120 days from the date of the AFS contract.
  • Monthly income sufficient to cover current obligations, living expenses and the vehicle payment.

[1] For well-qualified clients, subject to approval by AFS. Offer includes Acura TLX Type S, excludes Acura NSX and PMC models. Only one $500 Acura College Graduate offer per vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2022 and may be terminated at any time.

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2021 Silver Acura TLX Type S Sedan Side View

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Disclaimer
 
  • TLX Type S competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website and www.acura.com comparison data. American Honda makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.
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  •  1  The indicated feature options were added to the competitor vehicle to determine the Comparably Equipped Price: M Sport with Shadowline ($300); 19" M Double-spoke bi-color jet black wheels ($600); Vernasca leather seating ($1,450); Driving Assistance Package ($700); Driving Assistance Professional Package ($1,700); Remote Engine Start ($300); Heated Front Seats ($500); Wireless Charging and WiFi Hotspot ($500); Active M Suspension ($700).
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  • 2  Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,045.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer. Acura model shown (Performance Red Pearl) includes Premium Paint. $500 MSRP up-charge applies to Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, Apex Blue Pearl, Phantom Violet Pearl, Platinum White Pearl, Tiger Eye Pearl.
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  • 3  BMW M340i horsepower: 382 @ 5800-6500 rpm (SAE net); Acura TLX Type S horsepower: 355 @ 5500 rpm (SAE net).
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  • 4  BMW M340i torque: 368 lb-ft @ 1800-5000 rpm (SAE net); Acura TLX Type S torque: 354 lb-ft @ 1500-5000 rpm (SAE net).
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  • 5  Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rearview camera and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (if present) may not provide complete information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle.
  • 6  Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (SaferCar.gov).
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  • 7  AcuraWatch system accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, road conditions and other factors. System may not detect all objects ahead of, beside or behind the vehicle and may not detect a given object. System may not detect all lane markings or lane/road departures. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
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  • Adaptive Cruise Control should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads.
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  • Collision Mitigation Braking System with Pedestrian Detection cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
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  • Forward Collision Warning system does not include a braking function.
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  • Lane Keeping Assist System only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist.
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  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) only alerts driver when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. RDM can apply mild steering torque to assist in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane.
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  • Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position and vehicle spacing when lane markings and a preceding vehicle are identified; TJA only can apply mild steering torque to assist.
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  • Traffic Sign Recognition cannot detect all traffic signs, may misidentify certain signs and does not include any braking or speed control functions. Accuracy will vary based on weather and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for complying with all traffic regulations. 
  • 8  Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
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  • 9  Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for information regarding navigation system area coverage.
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  • 10  AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic is operable only in select markets within the 48 contiguous United States, as well as Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. The service is available at no cost for three years after purchase whereupon it will continue to be available on a subscription basis.
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  • 11  ELS Surround® and ELS STUDIO® are registered trademarks of Panasonic Corporation of North America. All rights reserved.
  • 12  Apple CarPlay® and any other Apple mark referenced is a trademark of Apple Inc. Depending on use, Apple CarPlay® can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone®. See Apple’s privacy policy for details regarding Apple’s use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay®. Use of CarPlay® is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay® terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay® vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay® operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay® software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details.
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  • 13  Android™ and Android Auto™ are trademarks of Google LLC. Depending on use, Android Auto™ can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google’s use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto™. Use of Android Auto™ is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto™ terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android Auto™ application is downloaded to the user’s Android™ phone. Android Auto™ vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Acura cannot guarantee Android Auto™ operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto™ software/Android™ operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto™ when conditions allow you to do so safely.
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  • 14  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is under license.
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  • 15  SiriusXM Satellite Radio, subscription purchasable after trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Not all vehicles are capable of receiving all services offered by SiriusXM. Current information and features may not be available in all locations, or on all receivers. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous USA and DC. SiriusXM Internet Radio service is available throughout our satellite service area and in AK, HI and PR. © 2021 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc
  • 16  Requires AT&T data plan. Coverage & service not available everywhere. Fees, terms & restrictions apply.
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  • 17  The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your local Acura dealer for details on compatibility.
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  • 18  The system is not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes; system accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed.
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  • 19  Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.
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  • 20  Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.

 

2021 White BMW M340i Sedan Side Profile 2021 BMW M340i xDrive  
2021 Gold Acura TLX Type S Sedan Side Profile 2021 Acura TLX Type S SH-AWD®
Interior Dimensions
Headroom (in.) (front / rear) 
38.7 / 37.6
37.2 / 36.3
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / rear)
56.0 / 54.6
58.2 / 55.0
Hiproom (in.) (front / rear)
NOT REPORTED
55.8 / 54.6
Legroom (in.) (front / rear)
42.0 / 35.2
42.4 / 34.9
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in.)
112.2
113.0
Track Width (in.) (front / rear)
62.3 / 61.7
64.0 / 64.6
Length (in.)
185.7
194.6
Height (in.)
56.7
56.4
Width (in.)
71.9
75.2
Weights & Capacities
EPA Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)19
13.0
13.5
Curb Weight (lb.) 
3,979
4,221
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
15.6
15.9
Warranty
Basic Warranty (years / miles)20
4 / 50,000 
4 / 50,000 
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)20
4 / 50,000
6 / 70,000