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Selected Style FWD 4-Door L4 Base (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door L4 Base 20 27 $23,269 $25,855
FWD 4-Door V6 Base 18 24 $24,975 $27,750
FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 18 24 $27,180 $30,200
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $29,897 $33,220
4WD 4-Door V6 Base 17 23 $26,280 $29,200
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 17 23 $28,485 $31,650
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 23 $31,202 $34,670
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $29,230 $32,480
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 23 $30,536 $33,930
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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
$23,269
$27,762
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,855
$29,224
Monthly Payment Estimate
$431 / month
$487 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Toyota Highlander's appeal has grown even more massive with the addition of a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine for base models. 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 20 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 36.3 37.8
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 59.1
Third Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 57.6
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 145.7 153.1
Second Hip Room (in) 56.5 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.7 62.0
Third Leg Room (in) 29.9 33.2
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 39.4
Passenger Capacity 5 8
Third Hip Room (in) 42.3 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.5 61.3
Front Leg Room (in) 43.2 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.1 70.4
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) 7.8 7.2
Length, Overall (in) 188.4 205.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 10.3 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) 42.3 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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 95.4 116.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.2 22.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.89
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/70R17
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3847 4790
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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) 19 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.0 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 186 @ 4100 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA LLT
Displacement 2.7L/163 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 187 @ 5800 281 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 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) 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.15 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.87
Trans Order Code NA MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.36 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Highlander Chevrolet Traverse
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 4
 
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