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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door SXT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 14 19 $25,098 $27,335
4WD 4-Door SXT 13 17 $28,072 $30,615
2WD 4-Door SLT 14 19 $28,062 $30,665
2WD 4-Door Adventurer 14 19 $29,775 $32,590
4WD 4-Door SLT 13 17 $31,036 $33,945
4WD 4-Door Adventurer 13 17 $31,806 $34,810
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $32,699 $35,875
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 17 $34,730 $38,095
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 14 20 $34,377 $36,965
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT 14 20 $36,748 $39,515
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 14 20 $38,153 $41,025
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT 14 20 $39,097 $42,040
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT 14 20 $39,213 $42,165
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT 14 20 $41,561 $44,690
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 14 20 $45,151 $48,550
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 14 20 $47,802 $51,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,098
$34,377
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,335
$36,965
Monthly Payment Estimate
$456 / month
$616 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line If you plan to tow, a 2008 Dodge Durango with a V-8 will work nearly as well as a Tahoe or Expedition, at a lower price. For those who need to get work done, but with some style and comfort, practicality still reigns in the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 61.7
Second Leg Room (in) 37.4 39.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 41.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.6 -
Second Hip Room (in) 57.2 60.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.3 65.3
Third Leg Room (in) 34.4 25.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 9
Third Hip Room (in) 48.1 49.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 65.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.3
Third Head Room (in) 39.2 37.9
Front Hip Room (in) 58.7 64.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 74.3 76.9
Liftover Height (in) NA -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 -
Wheelbase (in) 119.2 116.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 39.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.0 79.0
Track Width, Front (in) 64.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.7 -
Length, Overall (in) 200.8 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 10.5
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 31.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 202.0
Side Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 9.1
Step Up Height - Front (in) - NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.0 49.10
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) NA 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 68.4 60.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) NA 41.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) NA 81.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 102.4 108.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA 15.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 20.1 16.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x 1.1 13.0 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) 13.8 x .87 13.6 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 27 26
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.86 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.0 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 17.75
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17.75
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code TY8 QGI
Front Tire Size P245/70R17 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code TY8 QGI
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - ZVL
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 2134
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 2134
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 385 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 675
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3850 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 4500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4625 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2697
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 10000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 4100
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2565
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.2 16.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.7L/226 4.8L/293
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 295 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 305 @ 4600
Engine Order Code EKG LY2
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 16
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) NA 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.63
Trans Order Code DGV M30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.92 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Durango Chevrolet Tahoe
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Body Code - E52
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 1.1
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Torsion Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA 46.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.41
Suspension Type - Rear Solid Axle Coil springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA 46.0
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil springs
Axle Type - Rear - Semi-floating
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 4100
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3250
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.23
Axle Type - Front - Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 4100
Frame
Frame Type - Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 3
 
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