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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door XLT
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $35,233 $38,370
2WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 14 20 $39,033 $42,830
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $41,338 $45,660
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $43,064 $47,600
4WD 4-Door XLT 12 17 $37,843 $41,270
4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 17 $41,628 $45,730
4WD 4-Door Limited 12 17 $43,919 $48,560
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 17 $45,645 $50,500
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
$35,233
$27,608
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,370
$29,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$640 / 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 14 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 8
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 57.6
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 59.9 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.2 62.0
Third Leg Room (in) NA 33.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.4
Third Hip Room (in) NA 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 63.7 61.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 41.3
Third Head Room (in) NA 37.8
Front Hip Room (in) 60.2 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 153.1
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.7 -
Height, Overall (in) 77.2 70.4
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 34.6 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 48.3 -
Wheelbase (in) 119.0 118.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.8 78.4
Side Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in) 39.2 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 56.7 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 34.4 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 206.5 -
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 67.4
Track Width, Front (in) - 67.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.2
Length, Overall (in) - 205.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 82.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 108.3 117.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 26.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 44.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 55.0 68.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.2 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.5 x - TBD - 13 x 0.8
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 33.5 22.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.83 40.4
Steering Type Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.16 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.89
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 654 -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 654 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2305 -
Rear Tire Order Code T5G QPR
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2305 -
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 654 -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code T5G QPR
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2305 -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4250 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2942 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7540 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3500 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2912 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 12200 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4790
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13 11.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts 2250 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 365 @ 3600 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code 995 LLT
Displacement 5.4L/330 3.6L/220
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5100 281 @ 6300
Engine Type FFV V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI SIDI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 4.48
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.00
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.87
Trans Order Code NA MY9
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.16
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Expedition EL Chevrolet Traverse
Body Code 119" WB -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 34.9 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4250 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 34.9 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Independent -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.4 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4250 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.31 -
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type Fully Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type - TBD - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 11.4 5
 
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