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Compare 2009 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2008 Jeep Commander

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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 $27,608 $29,215
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $29,999 $31,745
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $32,569 $34,465
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,776 $39,975
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $29,498 $31,215
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $31,889 $33,745
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $34,459 $36,465
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $39,666 $41,975
RWD 4-Door Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $26,054 $28,330
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $33,788 $37,020
RWD 4-Door Overland 13 19 $36,618 $40,200
4WD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $27,859 $30,330
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $36,145 $39,640
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 17 mpg 14 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 17.4
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code QPR TCH
Front Tire Size P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code QPR TCH
Spare Tire Order Code NA TCH
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4790 4393
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 625
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 160
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 281 @ 6300 210 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SIDI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 266 @ 3400 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LLT EKG
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.7L/225
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 19
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Traverse Jeep Commander
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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