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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $26,983 $29,135
FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $28,762 $31,055
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $30,695 $33,145
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $28,271 $30,525
AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $30,048 $32,445
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $31,981 $34,535
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $27,901 $29,370
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $30,409 $32,010
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $32,860 $34,590
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $36,337 $38,250
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $29,801 $31,370
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $32,309 $34,010
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $34,760 $36,590
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $38,237 $40,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,983
$27,901
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,135
$29,370
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$490 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Mazda CX-9 can carry seven in comfort, but it loves curves more than almost any other roomy crossover. The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse isn’t fun to drive, but it’s one of the best large crossover wagons for transporting the family comfortably and safely.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 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
Passenger Volume (ft³) 139.4 153.1
Second Hip Room (in) 56.0 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.4 62.0
Third Leg Room (in) 32.4 33.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.4
Passenger Capacity 7 8
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 30.9 - 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) 200.2 205.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 47.3 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 70.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 48.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 48.3 68.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 58.5 - 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) 100.7 116.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 19.0 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 17.2 24.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 46.1 - TBD -
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.1 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - 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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.89
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4330 4790
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.7 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 660
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 4250 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA LLT
Displacement 3.7L/227 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 273 @ 6250 281 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI DI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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