Compare 2008 Mazda CX-9 vs 2009 Chevrolet Traverse

2008 Mazda CX-9
2009 Chevrolet Traverse
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $27,194 $29,400
AWD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $28,393 $30,700
FWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $29,236 $31,615
AWD 4-Door Touring 15 21 $30,435 $32,915
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $30,842 $33,355
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 15 21 $32,041 $34,655
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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
$27,194
$27,608
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,400
$29,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$490 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
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
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
48.9 - 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)
12.8 x - TBD - 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)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.1 22.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
41.2 - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P245/60R18 P245/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QPR
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4312 4790
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 11.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6250 281 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-9 Chevrolet Traverse
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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