Compare 2010 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2008 Jeep Commander

2010 Chevrolet Traverse
2008 Jeep Commander
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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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4WD 4-Door Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Commander 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $36,145 $39,640
Commander 4WD 4-Door Overland 13 17 $39,727 $43,665
Commander 4WD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $27,859 $30,330
Commander RWD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $33,788 $37,020
Commander RWD 4-Door Overland 13 19 $36,618 $40,200
Commander RWD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $26,054 $28,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,662
$36,145
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,224
$39,640
Monthly Payment Estimate
$520 / month
$661 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Strong, sturdy, and spacious, yet carlike in some ways, the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse offers a very appealing compromise. The 2008 Jeep Commander is good Jeep (a trail-capable vehicle), but it's not a great people mover.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 50.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.1 112.8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 59.0
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 28.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 40.3
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 57.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 58.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.7
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 35.7
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 34.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.4 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 109.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.4 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.8 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
205.0 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 75.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.8 36.3
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 68.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 7.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 12.9 x 1.2
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 12.6 x 0.6
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.7
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 3.14
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR TCH
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
QPR TCH
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TCH
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 650
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 6500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5066 5003
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 625
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 329 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
LLT EVE
Displacement
3.6L/220 4.7L/287
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 302 @ 5650
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.00
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.67 & 1.50
Trans Order Code
MH6 DGQ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.75
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Jeep Commander
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Live axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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