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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 $27,901 $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
2WD 4-Door VP
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door VP 16 22 $25,010 $27,595
4WD 4-Door VP 15 20 $26,275 $28,995
2WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $26,953 $29,745
4WD 4-Door EX 15 20 $28,218 $31,145
2WD 4-Door SE 16 22 $28,625 $31,595
2WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $29,031 $32,045
4WD 4-Door SE 15 20 $29,890 $32,995
4WD 4-Door EX-L 15 20 $30,297 $33,445
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 16 22 $30,477 $33,645
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 16 22 $31,019 $34,245
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 15 20 $31,742 $35,045
4WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 15 20 $32,285 $35,645
FWD 4-Door Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $26,983 $29,135
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $28,271 $30,525
FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $28,762 $31,055
AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $30,048 $32,445
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $30,695 $33,145
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $31,981 $34,535
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,901
$25,010
$26,983
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,370
$27,595
$29,135
Monthly Payment Estimate
$490 / month
$460 / month
$486 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. The 2008 Honda Pilot may not look cutting-edge, but it’s still one of the most family-friendly crossovers available. The 2011 Mazda CX-9 can carry seven in comfort, but it loves curves more than almost any other roomy crossover.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 57.8 56.6 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.0 61.6 59.4
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 30.2 32.4
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 40.1 39.0
Passenger Capacity 8 8 7
Third Hip Room (in) 48.3 49.0 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.3 61.4 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.4 40.9
Third Head Room (in) 37.8 38.6 35.4
Front Hip Room (in) 59.1 57.5 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 59.7 56.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 37.4 39.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 41.9 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 153.1 153 139.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.4 66.7 64.7
Wheelbase (in) 118.9 106.3 113.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.4 77.5 76.2
Track Width, Front (in) 67.8 66.5 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.2 7.8 8.0
Length, Overall (in) 205.0 188.0 200.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD - 47.3
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 71.3 68.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD - 30.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD - 48.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 68.8 47.6 48.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD - 58.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 116.4 87.6 100.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD - 19.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 24.4 15.9 17.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD - 46.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 x 0.8 12.3 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 1.1 11.8 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 20.4 20.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 16.9 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 38.0 37.4
Steering Type Power Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.89 3.22 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QPR NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/70R17 P235/70SR16 P245/60R18
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD - T155/90R18
Front Tire Order Code QPR NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17 P235/70SR16 P245/60R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 350 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 3500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4790 4264 4330
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8 9.7 13.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 660 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130 110
Engine
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.5L/212 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 281 @ 6300 244 @ 5750 273 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System DI MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 266 @ 3400 240 @ 4500 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code LLT NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 - 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 22 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.02 1.56
Trans Type 6 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.60 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 1.89 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 1.57 2.37
Trans Order Code MY9 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 4.38 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 0.78 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 2.42 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Traverse Honda Pilot Mazda CX-9
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multilink Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Trailing Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA NA
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
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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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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