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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door 14 20 $27,626 $29,480
RWD 4-Door Premier 14 20 $32,523 $34,860
AWD 4-Door 13 19 $29,738 $31,800
AWD 4-Door Premier 13 19 $34,633 $37,180
FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $27,762 $29,224
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $30,157 $31,745
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $32,608 $34,325
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $36,085 $37,985
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $29,662 $31,224
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $32,057 $33,745
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $34,508 $36,325
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $37,985 $39,985
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,626
$27,762
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,480
$29,224
Monthly Payment Estimate
$491 / month
$487 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Mercury Mountaineer is just a dressed-up Ford Explorer, though its styling is a better match for family duty. Strong, sturdy, and spacious, yet carlike in some ways, the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse offers a very appealing compromise.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 61.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 8
Third Head Room (in) NA 37.8
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 59.1
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 57.6
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 62.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 153.1
Third Leg Room (in) NA 33.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.7 39.4
Third Hip Room (in) NA 48.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 7.2
Length, Overall (in) 193.5 205.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.8 70.4
Liftover Height (in) 33.7 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 67.4
Wheelbase (in) 113.7 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.5 78.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.9 67.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 85.8 116.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 24.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 45.1 68.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 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) 12.0 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 22.0
Steering
Steering Type Variable Assist Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.9 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 40.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - QPR
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R18 P245/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - QPR
Front Tire Size P235/65R18 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size P235/65R18 Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4525 4790
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.2 11.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 121 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 730
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code 99E LLT
Displacement 4.0L/245 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 281 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.87
Trans Order Code 44V MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.22 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.84
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Mercury Mountaineer Chevrolet Traverse
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 4
 
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