Compare 2009 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2010 Mazda CX-9

2009 Chevrolet Traverse
2010 Mazda CX-9
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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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AWD 4-Door Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 15 21 $31,654 $34,215
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $27,956 $30,205
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Touring 15 21 $29,728 $32,125
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $30,363 $32,815
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $26,665 $28,805
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $28,437 $30,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,498
$31,654
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,215
$34,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$520 / month
$570 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds. The 2010 Mazda CX-9 loves curves more than almost any other roomy crossover, yet has three rows of useful seating.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.1 139.2
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 35.4
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.6
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 59.4
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 32.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
205.0 199.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 47.3
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.4 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 113.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.4 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
67.8 65.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
117.9 100.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 19.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 17.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 46.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 48.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.3 48.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 x 0.8 12.8 x - TBD -
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 12.6 x - TBD -
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 20.1
Steering
Steering Type
Power Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90R18
Front Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/50R20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5066 4550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 11.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.7L/227.4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 273 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SIDI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.37
Trans Order Code
MH6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Mazda CX-9
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
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 Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 11.0

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