Compare 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2010 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2009 Ford Flex

2009 Chevrolet Tahoe
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2010 Chevrolet Traverse
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2009 Ford Flex
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2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 14 20 $34,377 $36,965
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT 14 20 $36,748 $39,515
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT 14 20 $39,097 $42,040
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 14 20 $45,151 $48,550
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 14 20 $38,153 $41,025
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT 14 20 $39,213 $42,165
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT 14 20 $41,561 $44,690
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 14 20 $47,802 $51,400
Tahoe Hybrid 2WD 4-Door 21 22 $47,679 $50,455
Tahoe Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 20 20 $50,330 $53,260
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $29,662 $31,224
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $32,057 $33,745
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $34,508 $36,325
Traverse AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $37,985 $39,985
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $27,762 $29,224
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $30,157 $31,745
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $32,608 $34,325
Traverse FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $36,085 $37,985
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 22 $34,072 $36,810
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $32,389 $34,960
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $26,842 $28,550
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 22 $31,674 $34,175
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $29,991 $32,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,377
$29,662
$34,072
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,965
$31,224
$36,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$616 / month
$520 / month
$614 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
For those who need to get work done, but with some style and comfort, practicality still reigns in the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe. Strong, sturdy, and spacious, yet carlike in some ways, the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse offers a very appealing compromise. The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate - -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
60.6 57.8 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 62.0 58.4
Third Leg Room (in)
25.6 33.2 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.4 40.5
Third Hip Room (in)
49.1 48.3 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 61.3 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3 40.8
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 59.1 55.4
Passenger Capacity
9 8 7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 57.6 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 36.8 44.3
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 40.4 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 153.1 118.0
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
116.0 118.9 117.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.5 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 78.4 75.9
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA - -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.7 - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
202.0 - -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.1 - -
Height, Overall (in)
76.9 70.4 68.0
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - - -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 67.4 65.4
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.8 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 205.0 201.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.9 24.4 20.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
60.3 68.8 43.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.10 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
81.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.9 116.4 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
15.2 NA - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.2 12.8 x 1.1 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA - -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.8 13 x 0.8 - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA - -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 22.0 19.2
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - - -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
17.75 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 40.4 41.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.89 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.1 17
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2134 - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QGI QPR NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P245/70R17 P235/55R19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QGI QPR NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2134 - -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZVL NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P245/70R17 P235/55R19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
675 - TBD - 200
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4500 - TBD - 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 - TBD - 200
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2565 - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2697 - -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10000 - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 5066 4661
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.8 11.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA - -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - -
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
NA - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 5600 281 @ 6300 262 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI Direct Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
305 @ 4600 266 @ 3400 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LY2 LLT 99C
Displacement
4.8L/293 3.6L/220 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 19 18
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00 1.00
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
M30 MH6 44J
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA - -
Trans Power Take Off
NA - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 4.48 4.48
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.84 1.84
Trans Type
4 6 6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.16 3.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Tahoe Chevrolet Traverse Ford Flex
Body Code
E52 - -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating - -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil springs Independent - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 - TBD - 1.26
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3250 - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.23 - -
Axle Type - Front
Independent - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3200 - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil springs Independent - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.1 NA 0.87
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA - -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder - -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 9.8 -

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