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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $27,194 $29,400
FWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $29,236 $31,615
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $30,842 $33,355
AWD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $28,393 $30,700
AWD 4-Door Touring 15 21 $30,435 $32,915
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 15 21 $32,041 $34,655
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
$27,194
$27,608
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,400
$29,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$490 / month
$487 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Mazda CX-9 may be the best-driving full-size seven-passenger crossover out there. It is certainly one of the best looking and appointed. 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 22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 57.6
Second Leg Room (in) 39.8 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 56.0 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.4 62.0
Passenger Capacity 7 8
Third Leg Room (in) 32.4 33.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.4
Third Hip Room (in) 43.7 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 61.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 41.3
Third Head Room (in) 35.4 37.8
Front Hip Room (in) 56.5 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 139.2 153.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 47.3 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 70.4
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.7 67.4
Wheelbase (in) 113.2 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 31.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.2 78.4
Track Width, Front (in) 65.1 67.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.0 7.2
Length, Overall (in) 199.8 205.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 46.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 48.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 48.4 68.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 100.7 117.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 19.0 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 17.2 26.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - 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) 12.8 x - TBD - 13 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.1 22.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 41.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 40.4
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Power
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/60R18 P245/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QPR
Front Tire Size P245/60R18 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size T155/90R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QPR
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4312 4790
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.7 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 273 @ 6250 281 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System MPI SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 4250 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA LLT
Displacement 3.7L/227.4 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.39 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 2.87
Trans Order Code NA MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda CX-9 Chevrolet Traverse
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
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 Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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