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Selected Style FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $22,977 $24,315
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $23,847 $25,235
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $23,847 $25,235
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $27,537 $29,140
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $27,825 $29,445
AWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $24,862 $26,310
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $25,732 $27,230
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $25,732 $27,230
AWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $29,422 $31,135
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 24 $29,710 $31,440
FWD 4-Door I4 XE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 XE 19 26 $22,116 $23,280
FWD 4-Door V6 XR 17 24 $24,716 $26,435
FWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 17 24 $27,054 $28,935
AWD 4-Door V6 XE 16 23 $24,657 $25,955
AWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 23 $26,586 $28,435
AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 23 $28,924 $30,935
FWD 4-Door I4 XR 19 26 $23,744 $25,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,977
$22,116
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,315
$23,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$388 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line With mediocre handling and fuel economy, the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox isn’t that appealing, but it still offers superior cabin space. With its available V-6 engine, the 2009 Saturn Vue is a bit more fun to drive than other compact SUVs; otherwise it’s not a standout.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.4 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 52.6
Second Leg Room (in) 40.2 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 40.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.3 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 7.8
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 180.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.3 67.0
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 112.5 106.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 67.1 56.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.7 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.93 x 0.79 11.9 x .78
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x 1.02 11.7 x 1.14
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.4 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.8 40.0
Steering Type Variable power assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.8 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/65R16 P235/65R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code QKG QKG
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P235/65R16 P235/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code QKG QKG
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3660 3664
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 210 @ 3800 161 @ 5100
Engine Order Code LNJ LE5
Displacement 3.4L/209 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5200 169 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.48 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 2.96
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.02 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.98 1.63
Trans Order Code MX0 MX0-4
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Equinox Saturn VUE
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing arm 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut-type Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
 
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