DOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing and lift
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
185 @ 6,400
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
181 @ 3,900
Pulley-regulated continuously variable transmission with console shifter with sport/competition modes
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
Best launch with no brake torque. Feels weak off the line, but quickly makes the most of the new engine's power. Still, there's typical CVT behavior at WOT.
Soft pedal. Lots of ABS noise and feedback. Some lateral wander. Not the best in its class in this test, but distance is OK.
Skid pad: Light steering effort is obvious here, but steering still offers enough feedback to prudently guide the car. Good visibility makes placing it easy. Won't rotate off throttle, but what midsize sedan will? Slalom: Certainly not a sports car, but quite good for the segment. Feels light and changes directions readily. Excellent ESC tuning allows for rapid transitions without punishing driver.