Compare 2009 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2009 Ford Flex vs 2010 Honda Odyssey

2009 Chevrolet Traverse
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2009 Ford Flex
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2010 Honda Odyssey
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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 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
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5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Odyssey 5-Door EX 16 23 $27,098 $29,905
Odyssey 5-Door EX w/RES 16 23 $28,543 $31,505
Odyssey 5-Door EX-L 17 25 $30,260 $33,405
Odyssey 5-Door EX-L w/RES 17 25 $31,706 $35,005
Odyssey 5-Door EX-L w/RES & Navi 17 25 $33,694 $37,205
Odyssey 5-Door LX 16 23 $24,296 $26,805
Odyssey 5-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 17 25 $36,902 $40,755
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,498
$34,072
$27,098
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,215
$36,810
$29,905
Monthly Payment Estimate
$520 / month
$614 / month
$498 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
9.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds. The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans. If you don't mind the anonymous styling of the 2010 Honda Odyssey, you're bound to be delighted with the well-designed interior and engaging driving experience.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 50.8 61.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 44.3 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 41.8 40.9
Passenger Capacity
8 7 8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 55.0 64.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 58.4 63.5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 33.3 41.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 40.5 40.0
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 41.1 48.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 58.1 63.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.8 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.1 118.0 171.4
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 38.7 38.4
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 55.4 57.0
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 68.0 70.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.4 65.4 66.8
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 117.9 118.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.4 75.9 77.1
Track Width, Front (in)
67.8 65.4 66.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
205.0 201.8 202.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.3 43.2 91.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
117.9 83.2 147.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 20.0 38.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 x 0.8 - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 19.2 21.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 - TBD - 3.44
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 41.0 36.7
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/55R19 P235/6T5R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/55R19 P235/65TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPR NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5066 4661 4475
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 19 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 19 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 - TBD - 10.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 262 @ 6250 244 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SIDI SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 248 @ 4500 240 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
LLT 99C NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/213 3.5L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22 23
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87 1.61
Trans Order Code
MH6 44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.39 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84 1.07
Trans Type
6 6 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Ford Flex Honda Odyssey
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.87 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA - TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.26 .91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent - TBD - Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA - TBD - Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent - TBD - MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- - 10.4

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