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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $30,492 $32,230
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $28,183 $29,785
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $32,911 $34,785
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $29,686 $31,375
AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $31,996 $33,820
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $34,413 $36,375
FWD 4-Door LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $29,289 $30,510
FWD 4-Door LT 17 24 $32,038 $33,725
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $38,140 $40,575
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $31,209 $32,510
AWD 4-Door LT 16 23 $33,938 $35,725
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $40,020 $42,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,183
$29,289
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,785
$30,510
Monthly Payment Estimate
$496 / month
$509 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Mazda CX-9 gets a sharper, even sportier look, as well as new active-safety features, and should remain one of the most exciting and engaging vehicles with three rows of seating. The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse hits a sweet spot for SUV replacers, with none of the flamboyance of a real SUV and more practical gas mileage and interior space.
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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
Passenger Capacity 7 8
Third Hip Room (in) 43.7 48.30
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 61.00
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 41.30
Third Head Room (in) 35.4 37.80
Front Hip Room (in) 56.5 58.00
Third Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 57.60
Second Leg Room (in) 39.8 36.80
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.40
Passenger Volume (ft³) 139.4 150.8
Second Hip Room (in) 56.0 57.80
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.4 61.50
Third Leg Room (in) 32.4 33.20
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.40
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 65.1 67.30
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.0 7.20
Length, Overall (in) 200.6 203.70
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 47.3 NA
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 69.90
Liftover Height (in) 31.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.7 67.10
Wheelbase (in) 113.2 118.90
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 31.7 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.2 78.50
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 100.7 116.3
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 48.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 48.3 70.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 58.5 - TBD -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.1 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 40.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size T155/90R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QPR
Spare Tire Order Code NA QD6
Rear Tire Size P245/60R18 P245/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QPR
Front Tire Size P245/60R18 P245/70R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 520
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 780
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4317 4646
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x - TBD -
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 4250 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA LLT
Displacement 3.7L/227 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 273 @ 6250 281 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.393 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.370 2.87
Trans Order Code NA M7V
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.464 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.154 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.685 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.148 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.555 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) 0.859 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Mazda CX-9 Chevrolet Traverse
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Coil-Over Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Linked H-Arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.7 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 3
 
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