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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
FWD 4-Door I4 GLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 GLS 20 28 $22,328 $23,225
FWD 4-Door V6 GLS 20 26 $24,133 $25,125
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 20 26 $24,915 $26,225
FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 20 28 $25,630 $27,275
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 20 26 $27,443 $29,225
AWD 4-Door I4 GLS 20 25 $23,943 $24,925
AWD 4-Door V6 GLS 20 26 $25,748 $26,825
AWD 4-Door V6 SE 20 26 $26,701 $28,125
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 20 26 $29,024 $30,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,177
$22,328
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,660
$23,225
Monthly Payment Estimate
$494 / month
$387 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. Still a great choice for families, the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe has good safety scores and available V-6 power.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 37.8 -
Front Hip Room (in) 59.1 55.8
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 153.1 108.3
Second Hip Room (in) 57.8 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.0 59.5
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 39.6
Passenger Capacity 8 5
Third Hip Room (in) 48.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.3 58.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.2 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 205.0 184.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 67.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.4 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 118.9 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.4 74.4
Track Width, Front (in) 67.8 63.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 116.4 78.2
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 68.8 34.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 0.8 11.89 x - TBD -
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 11.81 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.02
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code QPR NA
Front Tire Size P245/70R17 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code QPR NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4658 3725
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 170 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 660 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System DI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 266 @ 3400 169 @ 3750
Engine Order Code LLT NA
Displacement 3.6L/220 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 281 @ 6300 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.39
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.21
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.80
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.00
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 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.64
Trans Order Code MY9 NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Traverse Hyundai Santa Fe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil-Over Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Linked H-Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 8.1
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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