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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 $28,177 $29,660
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $31,122 $32,760
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $34,109 $35,905
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,083 $39,035
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $30,077 $31,660
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $33,022 $34,760
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $36,009 $37,905
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $38,983 $41,035
2WD 4-Door SXT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 16 23 $27,656 $28,995
2WD 4-Door Crew 16 23 $32,024 $33,795
2WD 4-Door Citadel 16 23 $38,576 $40,995
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 23 $29,444 $30,960
2WD 4-Door R/T 14 20 $33,844 $35,795
AWD 4-Door SXT 16 22 $29,723 $31,195
AWD 4-Door Crew 16 22 $34,091 $35,995
AWD 4-Door Citadel 16 22 $40,643 $43,195
AWD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $31,374 $33,010
AWD 4-Door R/T 13 20 $36,275 $38,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,177
$27,656
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,660
$28,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$494 / month
$483 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line One of the best big crossovers for families needing seven-passenger capability, the 2012 Chevy Traverse is spacious and safe, though unexciting. Call it the anti-crossover: the Dodge Durango does SUV dirty work, but carries itself like a civilized family wagon.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 17 mpg 16 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 8 7
Third Hip Room (in) 48.3 42.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.3 58.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.3
Third Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8
Front Hip Room (in) 59.1 57.0
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 50.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 38.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 153.1 106.2
Second Hip Room (in) 57.8 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.0 58.5
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 31.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 67.8 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.2 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 205.0 199.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 70.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 32.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.4 64.1
Wheelbase (in) 118.9 119.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA 32.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.4 75.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 84.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 24.4 17.2
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 47.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 0.8 13.0 x 0.6
Brake Type Pwr 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 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 19.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code QPR TP5
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBK
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17 P265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code QPR TP5
Front Tire Size P245/70R17 P265/60R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 6200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 930
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4658 4756
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 660 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 170 160
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System DI Electronic fuel injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 266 @ 3400 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code LLT ERB
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 281 @ 6300 290 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16
Transmission
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 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 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 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Traverse Dodge Durango
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil-Over Strut SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Linked H-Arm Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 3
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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