Well, the radiator was replaced a year ago. Water pump had a small leak so I had it replaced. Just had the thermostat replaced two days ago. Currently it's at the shop having the fans tested to see if they are running properly (coming on soon enough, etc.) My mechanic has also mentioned the a/c condenser. I know it runs hotter without the a/c on. If this doesn't fix it, I don't know what else to try.
As for the engine, I just know it's 4-cyl. and I don't know if varies by the model of (EX AWD).
What I mean by hot, the gauge is 3/4 of the way up. It has gotten hotter than that, but NOT in the red. When the a/c is on, the gauge drops just a little from the 3/4 mark, but still above normal.
Thank you for all the replies!