Compare 2009 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2008 Jeep Commander

2009 Chevrolet Traverse
2008 Jeep Commander
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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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RWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $26,054 $28,330
4WD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $27,859 $30,330
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $33,788 $37,020
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $36,145 $39,640
RWD 4-Door Overland 13 19 $36,618 $40,200
4WD 4-Door Overland 13 17 $39,727 $43,665
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,608
$26,054
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,215
$28,330
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$472 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds. The 2008 Jeep Commander is good Jeep (a trail-capable vehicle), but it's not a great people mover.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 57.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 58.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.1 112.8
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 35.7
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 55.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 50.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 42.1
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 59.0
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 28.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.8 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
205.0 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 75.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 34.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.4 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 109.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.4 74.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
117.9 68.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 7.5
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 36.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 x 0.8 12.6 x 0.6
Brake Type
Power Power
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 12.9 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.7
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 3.14
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
QPR TCH
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TCH
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR TCH
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4790 4393
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 625
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LLT EKG
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.7L/225
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 210 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SIDI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.19
Trans Order Code
MY9 DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Jeep Commander
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Live axle
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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