Price, as tested: $41,085

Powertrain: 3.0-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with variable-valve timing; seven-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive

Horsepower: 228 at 6,000 rpm

Torque: 221 pound-feet at 2,700-5,000 rpm

Curb weight: 3,527 pounds

0-60 mph: 7 seconds

Wheelbase: 108.7 inches

Overall length: 182.3 inches

EPA fuel economy: 18 miles per gallon city, 25 mpg highway

Final thoughts: A better class of C