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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
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
FWD 4-Door SLE-1
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. 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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.2
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Variable power assist
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17 P235/60R17
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
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 Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 266 @ 3400 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code LLT LEA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 26
Transmission
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
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 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
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Traverse GMC Terrain
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 6
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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