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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 17 24 $28,125 $29,725
FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $29,941 $31,645
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $31,917 $33,735
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $29,439 $31,115
AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $31,254 $33,035
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $33,230 $35,125
FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $28,177 $29,660
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $31,122 $32,760
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $34,109 $35,905
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,083 $39,035
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $30,077 $31,660
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $33,022 $34,760
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $36,009 $37,905
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $38,983 $41,035
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,125
$28,177
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,725
$29,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$495 / month
$494 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Mazda CX-9 is a little more enjoyable to drive than most crossovers its size, while it manages three rows of seating, a plush cabin, and decent comfort. One of the best big crossovers for families needing seven-passenger capability, the 2012 Chevy Traverse is spacious and safe, though unexciting.
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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) 31.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.7 67.4
Wheelbase (in) 113.2 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 31.7 NA
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 NA
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 - 13.0 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/60R18 P245/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code N/A QPR
Front Tire Size P245/60R18 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size T155/90R18 NA
Front Tire Order Code N/A QPR
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4328 4658
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
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) 110 170
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 Electronic Fuel Injectino 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) 1.55 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 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 Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.14 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 w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Linked H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil-Over Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 9.6
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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