Compare 2010 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe

2010 Chevrolet Traverse
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $27,762 $29,224
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $29,662 $31,224
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $30,157 $31,745
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $32,057 $33,745
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $32,608 $34,325
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $34,508 $36,325
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $36,085 $37,985
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $37,985 $39,985
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2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 14 20 $34,377 $36,965
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT 14 20 $36,748 $39,515
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 14 20 $38,153 $41,025
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT 14 20 $39,097 $42,040
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT 14 20 $39,213 $42,165
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT 14 20 $41,561 $44,690
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 14 20 $45,151 $48,550
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 14 20 $47,802 $51,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,762
$34,377
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,224
$36,965
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$616 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Strong, sturdy, and spacious, yet carlike in some ways, the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse offers a very appealing compromise. For those who need to get work done, but with some style and comfort, practicality still reigns in the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 65.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 37.9
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 64.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 61.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 39.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 41.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.1 -
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 60.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 65.3
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 25.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.2
Passenger Capacity
8 9
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 49.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
205.0 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 76.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 116.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.4 79.0
Track Width, Front (in)
67.8 -
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 31.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 202.0
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 9.1
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 10.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.4 108.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 15.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 16.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 49.10
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.8 60.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 41.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 81.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 x 0.8 13.6 x 0.8
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 13.0 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 26
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Steering
Steering Type
Power Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 17.75
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.75
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
QPR QGI
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZVL
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR QGI
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P265/70R17
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2134
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2134
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 4500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 675
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4790 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2697
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 10000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 4100
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2565
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 16.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 305 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
LLT LY2
Displacement
3.6L/220 4.8L/293
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 295 @ 5600
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 14
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.06
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.63
Trans Order Code
MY9 M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Chevrolet Tahoe
Body Code
- E52
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 46.0
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 1.1
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.41
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Coil springs
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4100
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3250
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.23
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4100
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-floating
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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