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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
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $30,409 $32,010
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $32,860 $34,590
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $36,337 $38,250
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $29,801 $31,370
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $32,309 $34,010
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $34,760 $36,590
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $38,237 $40,250
FWD 4-Door L4 Base (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door L4 Base 20 25 $25,647 $28,090
FWD 4-Door L4 SE 20 25 $29,851 $32,695
FWD 4-Door V6 Base 18 24 $26,700 $29,245
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $30,905 $33,850
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $32,498 $35,595
4WD 4-Door V6 Base 17 22 $28,025 $30,695
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,229 $35,300
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $33,822 $37,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,901
$25,647
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,370
$28,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$490 / month
$468 / month
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TCC Rating
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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 very family-friendly Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid impress us with their space and versatility, but show no sign of enthusiasm.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 37.8 36.3
Front Hip Room (in) 59.1 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 55.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 153.1 145.7
Second Hip Room (in) 57.8 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.0 59.7
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 29.9
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 40.1
Passenger Capacity 8 7
Third Hip Room (in) 48.3 42.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.3 59.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 43.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.2 7.8
Length, Overall (in) 205.0 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 68.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.4 64.2
Wheelbase (in) 118.9 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.4 75.2
Track Width, Front (in) 67.8 64.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 24.4 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 68.8 42.3
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) 116.4 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Brakes
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 - TBD -
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 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 19.2
Steering
Steering Type Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.89 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code QPR NA
Front Tire Size P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code QPR NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4790 3946
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 19 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 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 660 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System DI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 266 @ 3400 186 @ 4100
Engine Order Code LLT NA
Displacement 3.6L/220 2.7L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 281 @ 6300 187 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
Transmission
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 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 3.30
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.42
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 1.90
Trans Order Code MY9 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 4.36
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Traverse Toyota Highlander
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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