Compare 2012 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2012 GMC Terrain

2012 Chevrolet Traverse
2012 GMC Terrain
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $28,177 $29,660
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $30,077 $31,660
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $31,122 $32,760
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $33,022 $34,760
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $34,109 $35,905
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $36,009 $37,905
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,083 $39,035
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $38,983 $41,035
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FWD 4-Door SLE-1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE-1 22 32 $24,282 $25,560
FWD 4-Door SLE-2 22 32 $25,612 $26,960
AWD 4-Door SLE-1 20 29 $25,944 $27,310
FWD 4-Door SLT-1 22 32 $27,084 $28,510
AWD 4-Door SLE-2 20 29 $27,274 $28,710
AWD 4-Door SLT-1 20 29 $28,747 $30,260
FWD 4-Door SLT-2 22 32 $29,697 $31,260
AWD 4-Door SLT-2 20 29 $31,359 $33,010
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,177
$24,282
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,660
$25,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$494 / month
$426 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
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. Excellent fuel economy and a comfortable cabin are a big contrast to the 2012 GMC Terrain's boxy shape.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 55.7
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.2
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.2
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 55.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 39.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.1 99.6
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.4 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.8 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
205.0 185.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.4 62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.8 31.6
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 63.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (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)
13.0 x 0.8 11.9 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Power
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 12.6 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Variable power assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR QMU
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QPR QMU
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4658 3853
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 120
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/220 2.4/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System
DI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
LLT LEA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 32
Transmission
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 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.96
Trans Order Code
MY9 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.91
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse GMC Terrain
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-Arm Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-Over Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 7.2
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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