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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door SXT
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Trim

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
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,656
$28,177
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,995
$29,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$483 / month
$494 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Call it the anti-crossover: the Dodge Durango does SUV dirty work, but carries itself like a civilized family wagon. One of the best big crossovers for families needing seven-passenger capability, the 2012 Chevy Traverse is spacious and safe, though unexciting.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8
Front Hip Room (in) 57.0 59.1
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.4 57.6
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 56.0 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 62.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.2 153.1
Third Leg Room (in) 31.5 33.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.4
Third Hip Room (in) 42.8 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 61.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 41.3
Passenger Capacity 7 8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 7.2
Length, Overall (in) 199.8 205.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in) 70.9 70.4
Liftover Height (in) 32.2 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.1 67.4
Wheelbase (in) 119.8 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32.2 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.8 78.4
Track Width, Front (in) 63.9 67.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 17.2 24.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 47.7 68.8
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) 84.5 116.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.3 12.8 x 1.1
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 0.6 13.0 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24.6 22.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.7 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 40.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code TBK NA
Rear Tire Size P265/60R18 P245/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code TP5 QPR
Front Tire Size P265/60R18 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code TP5 QPR
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6200 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 930 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4756 4658
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750 660
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 170
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 4800 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code ERB LLT
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6400 281 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.87
Trans Order Code DGJ MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.09 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.84
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 2.88
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name Dodge Durango Chevrolet Traverse
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front SLA Coil-Over Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Linked H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 9.6
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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