Compare 2009 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2009 Ford Flex

2009 Chevrolet Traverse
2009 Ford Flex
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $27,608 $29,215
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $29,498 $31,215
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $29,999 $31,745
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $31,889 $33,745
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $32,569 $34,465
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $34,459 $36,465
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,776 $39,975
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $39,666 $41,975
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $26,842 $28,550
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $29,991 $32,325
4-Door AWD SEL 16 22 $31,674 $34,175
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $32,389 $34,960
4-Door AWD Limited 16 22 $34,072 $36,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,608
$26,842
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,215
$28,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$476 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds. The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 40.5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.1 118.0
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 55.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 44.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 41.8
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 58.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.8 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
205.0 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.4 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.4 75.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
117.9 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.3 43.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 x 0.8 - TBD -
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)
12.8 x 1.1 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 41.0
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4790 4498
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SIDI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LLT 99C
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 262 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
MY9 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Ford Flex
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.26
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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