Compare 2009 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2008 Dodge Magnum

2009 Chevrolet Traverse
2008 Dodge Magnum
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $29,498 $31,215
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $31,889 $33,745
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $34,459 $36,465
Traverse AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $39,666 $41,975
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $27,608 $29,215
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $29,999 $31,745
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $32,569 $34,465
Traverse FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,776 $39,975
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4-Door Wgn R/T AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Magnum 4-Door Wgn R/T AWD 15 22 $31,257 $33,880
Magnum 4-Door Wgn R/T RWD 15 23 $29,367 $31,780
Magnum 4-Door Wgn RWD 18 26 $21,843 $23,420
Magnum 4-Door Wgn SRT8 RWD 13 18 $35,495 $38,105
Magnum 4-Door Wgn SXT AWD 15 22 $27,635 $29,855
Magnum 4-Door Wgn SXT RWD 17 24 $25,268 $27,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,498
$31,257
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,215
$33,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$520 / month
$565 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds.
The 2008 Dodge Magnum still is a much better alternative than the SUVs and crossovers most people choose over it.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle AWD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.1 105.9
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 56.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 40.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 38.7
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 58.7
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 6.6
Length, Overall (in)
205.0 197.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 58.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.4 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 120.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.4 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
67.8 63.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
117.9 71.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.3 27.2
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)
13 x 0.8 12.6 x 0.87
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 13.6 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)
22.0 19.0
Steering
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 2.90
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPR TW3
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P225/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR TW3
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P225/60R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 380
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3800
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5066 4260
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 13.75
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 625
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 375 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LLT EZB
Displacement
3.6L/220 5.7L/345
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 335 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SIDI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.19
Trans Order Code
MH6 DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.59
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Dodge Magnum
Body Style
4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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