’09 Price Range
’08 Price Range
XLS, XLT, Limited, Hybrid, Hybrid Limited 4-door CUV
2.5L I-4; 3.0L V-6; 2.5L I-4/electric motor
M-5, A-6, CVT
Kansas City, MO
What’s New for ’09
- In conventional variants, the 2.3L I-4 has been replaced by a more powerful 2.5L 4-cyl. engine with variable cam timing that delivers 11% more horsepower, torque and fuel economy.
- A 6-speed automatic transmission replaces the prior 4-speed unit to enhance performance and increase fuel efficiency.
- Ride and handling have improved through suspension revisions that include a new rear stabilizer bar and retuned shock absorbers, along with a revised steering system.
- Stability control and a capless refueling system are standard on all models.
- Hybrid variants come equipped with a version of the new 2.5L engine designed to operate on the Atkinson combustion cycle for even greater fuel efficiency, while a revised engine control module enables an even more seamless transition from gasoline to electric operation.