Vehicle type Six- or 7-passenger, 5-door CUV
Engine 3.6L direct-injected, DOHC V-6 with cast-iron block, aluminum head
Power (SAE net) 276 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Torque 266 lb.-ft. (361 Nm) @ 2,750 rpm
Bore x stroke (mm) 89.0 x 96.4
Compression ratio 12.0:1
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Wheelbase 117.3 ins. (2,979 mm)
Overall length 198.3 ins. (5,036 mm)
Overall width 78.3 ins. (1,989 mm)
Overall height 70.0 ins. (1,778 mm)
Curb weight 4,502 lbs. (2,042 kg) with AWD
Base price $33,700 (plus $925 destination charges)
Fuel economy Estimated 17/23 mpg (13.8-10.2 L/100 km)
Competition Chevy Traverse, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander
Pros Cons
Attractive starting price Styling a bit bland
Moves along ably Carryover engines
Fully contemporary interior What took so long, VW?