Compare 2008 Toyota Highlander vs 2009 Chevrolet Traverse

2008 Toyota Highlander
2009 Chevrolet Traverse
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 24 $24,475 $27,500
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $25,765 $28,950
FWD 4-Door Sport 18 24 $26,833 $30,150
4WD 4-Door Sport 17 23 $28,124 $31,600
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $29,281 $32,900
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $30,571 $34,350
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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
$24,475
$27,608
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,500
$29,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer. The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.5 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 62.0
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Third Leg Room (in)
29.9 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
40.1 39.4
Third Hip Room (in)
42.3 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 61.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.2 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
145.7 153.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 57.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 67.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 78.4
Track Width, Front (in)
64.0 67.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 7.2
Length, Overall (in)
188.4 205.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 70.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.3 68.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
95.4 117.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.3 26.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 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)
12.2 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)
19.2 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.89
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QPR
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QPR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/70R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3979 4790
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.9 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4700 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA LLT
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 6200 281 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.48 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.24 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Toyota Highlander Chevrolet Traverse
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Sport-tuned NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Sport-tuned NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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