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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SE 16 22 $20,941 $22,240
2WD 4-Door SLT 16 22 $23,075 $24,560
2WD 4-Door R/T 16 21 $23,075 $24,560
4WD 4-Door SE 15 21 $22,488 $23,900
4WD 4-Door SLT 15 21 $24,622 $26,220
4WD 4-Door R/T 16 20 $24,622 $26,220
FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $27,608 $29,215
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $29,999 $31,745
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $32,569 $34,465
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,776 $39,975
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $29,498 $31,215
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $31,889 $33,745
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $34,459 $36,465
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $39,666 $41,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,941
$27,608
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,240
$29,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$371 / month
$487 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 16 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 47.4 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 62.0
Passenger Capacity 5 8
Second Head Room (in) 40.8 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 61.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 56.8 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 153.1
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 40.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 57.6
Third Leg Room (in) - 33.2
Third Hip Room (in) - 48.3
Third Head Room (in) - 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 67.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 7.2
Length, Overall (in) 178.9 205.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 70.4
Liftover Height (in) 33.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 67.4
Wheelbase (in) 108.8 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 78.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 65.2 117.9
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.1 68.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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) 12.4 x 0.5 13 x 0.8
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) 11.9 x 1.1 12.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 22.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.3 40.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.42 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code TRY QPR
Front Tire Size P225/75R16 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TRY QPR
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P225/75R16 P245/70R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3971 4790
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 11.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 281 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code EKG LLT
Displacement 3.7L/226 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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) 3.73 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
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
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Dodge Nitro Chevrolet Traverse
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
 
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