Compare 2008 Dodge Magnum vs 2009 Chevrolet Traverse

2008 Dodge Magnum
2009 Chevrolet Traverse
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4-Door Wagon RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon RWD 18 26 $21,843 $23,420
4-Door Wagon RWD SXT 17 24 $25,268 $27,225
4-Door Wagon AWD SXT 15 22 $27,635 $29,855
4-Door Wagon RWD R/T 15 23 $29,367 $31,780
4-Door Wagon AWD R/T 15 22 $31,257 $33,880
4-Door Wagon RWD SRT8 13 18 $35,495 $38,105
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $27,608 $29,215
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $29,498 $31,215
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $29,999 $31,745
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $31,889 $33,745
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $32,569 $34,465
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $34,459 $36,465
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,776 $39,975
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $39,666 $41,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,843
$27,608
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,420
$29,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$390 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2008 Dodge Magnum still is a much better alternative than the SUVs and crossovers most people choose over it.
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 59.1
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.9 153.1
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 62.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 61.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.3
Third Leg Room (in)
- 33.2
Third Hip Room (in)
- 48.3
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
29.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 67.4
Wheelbase (in)
120.0 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 78.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 67.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 7.2
Length, Overall (in)
197.7 205.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 70.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.2 68.3
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)
71.6 117.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 26.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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)
12.6 x 1.1 12.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.4 13 x 0.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 22.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 40.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17 P245/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TW1 QPR
Front Tire Size
P215/65R17 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TW1 QPR
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3752 4790
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.75 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
625 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
191 @ 4000 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
EER LLT
Displacement
2.7L/167 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
186 @ 6400 281 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SIDI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.84
Trans Type
4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.87
Trans Order Code
DGV MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Magnum Chevrolet Traverse
Body Style
Wagon 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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