Compare 2011 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2011 Ford Flex

2011 Chevrolet Traverse
2011 Ford Flex
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $27,901 $29,370
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $29,801 $31,370
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $30,409 $32,010
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $32,309 $34,010
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $32,860 $34,590
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $34,760 $36,590
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $36,337 $38,250
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $38,237 $40,250
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $27,817 $29,355
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $30,121 $32,210
4-Door AWD SEL 16 22 $31,805 $34,060
4-Door AWD SEL w/Ecoboost 16 21 $34,530 $37,055
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $35,553 $38,180
4-Door AWD Limited 16 22 $37,237 $40,030
4-Door FWD Titanium 17 24 $37,824 $40,675
4-Door AWD Titanium 16 22 $39,508 $42,525
4-Door AWD Limited w/Ecoboost 16 21 $39,963 $43,025
4-Door AWD Titanium w/Ecoboost 16 21 $42,234 $45,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,901
$27,817
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,370
$29,355
Monthly Payment Estimate
$490 / month
$489 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse isn’t fun to drive, but it’s one of the best large crossover wagons for transporting the family comfortably and safely. A singular look, along with top-shelf turbo power and features, earns the 2011 Ford Flex our top score among utility vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle FWD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 58.4
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 40.5
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.8
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 55.5
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 Volume (ft³)
153.1 155.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.8 43.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.4 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (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)
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 40.7
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4790 4471
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 262 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LLT 99C
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Ford Flex
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.26
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Indpendent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 9.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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