Compare 2010 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2010 Ford Flex

2010 Chevrolet Traverse
2010 Ford Flex
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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 $36,678 $39,470
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/Ecoboost 16 22 $39,403 $42,465
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $34,995 $37,620
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $27,395 $28,950
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 22 $31,336 $33,600
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD w/Ecoboost 16 22 $34,062 $36,595
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $29,653 $31,750

Pricing

Invoice Price

$29,662
$36,678

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$31,224
$39,470

Monthly Payment Estimate

$520 / month
$658 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
9.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

Strong, sturdy, and spacious, yet carlike in some ways, the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse offers a very appealing compromise. The 2010 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers on the market, with great passenger room and enough features to make everyone happy.

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Fuel Economy

City

16 mpg 16 mpg

Highway

23 mpg 22 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Third Shoulder Room (in)

57.6 50.8

Second Leg Room (in)

36.8 44.3

Front Head Room (in)

40.4 41.8

Passenger Volume (ft³)

153.1 155.8

Second Hip Room (in)

57.8 55.0

Front Shoulder Room (in)

62.0 58.4

Third Leg Room (in)

33.2 33.3

Second Head Room (in)

39.4 40.5

Passenger Capacity

8 7

Third Hip Room (in)

48.3 41.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

61.3 58.1

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 40.8

Third Head Room (in)

37.8 38.7

Front Hip Room (in)

59.1 55.5

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

67.4 65.4

Wheelbase (in)

118.9 117.9

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

78.4 75.9

Track Width, Front (in)

67.8 65.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.2 - TBD -

Length, Overall (in)

205.0 201.8

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

70.4 68.0

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

68.8 43.2

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

116.4 83.2

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

NA - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

24.4 20.0

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.8 x 1.1 - TBD -

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)

13 x 0.8 - TBD -

Brake Type

Power Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22.0 18.6

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.1 17.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.4 40.7

Steering Type

Power Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.89 - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P245/70R17 P235/55R19

Rear Tire Order Code

QPR NA

Front Tire Size

P245/70R17 P235/55R19

Spare Tire Size

Compact - TBD -

Front Tire Order Code

QPR NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 200

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 2000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 2000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

5066 4643

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel - TBD -

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 19 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 19 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

11.8 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

730 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

266 @ 3400 248 @ 4500

Engine Order Code

LLT 99C

Displacement

3.6L/220 3.5L/213

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

281 @ 6300 262 @ 6250

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

Direct Injection SMPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

23 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

16 16

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

19 18

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 1.84

Trans Type

6 6

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA - TBD -

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.88 2.88

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.87 2.87

Trans Order Code

MH6 44J

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.16 3.39

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 1.41

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA - TBD -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 0.74

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.48 4.48

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Traverse Ford Flex

Body Style

4 Door 4 Door

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA 0.87

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA - TBD -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - 1.26

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent Multi-link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA - TBD -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent MacPherson strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.8 10.4

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

4 4

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