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Compare 2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Mazda CX-9

2020 Chevrolet Traverse
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2020 Ford Explorer
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2020 Mazda CX-9
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AWD 4-Door High Country
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door High Country 17 25 $50,752 $53,200
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 17 25 $33,294 $34,900
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT Cloth w/1LT 17 25 $37,396 $39,200
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT Leather 17 25 $39,209 $41,100
Traverse AWD 4-Door Premier 17 25 $46,173 $48,400
Traverse AWD 4-Door RS 17 25 $43,597 $45,700
Traverse FWD 4-Door High Country 18 27 $48,558 $50,900
Traverse FWD 4-Door L 18 27 $29,770 $29,800
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 18 27 $31,386 $32,900
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT Cloth w/1LT 18 27 $33,771 $35,400
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT Leather 18 27 $37,301 $39,100
Traverse FWD 4-Door Premier 18 27 $43,693 $45,800
Traverse FWD 4-Door RS 18 27 $41,594 $43,600
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 20 27 $33,721 $34,765
Explorer Base RWD 21 28 $31,781 $32,765
Explorer Limited 4WD 20 27 $48,366 $50,380
Explorer Limited RWD 21 28 $46,446 $48,380
Explorer Platinum 4WD 18 24 $55,920 $58,250
Explorer ST 4WD 18 24 $52,551 $54,740
Explorer XLT 4WD 20 27 $37,369 $38,925
Explorer XLT RWD 21 28 $35,449 $36,925
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Grand Touring AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 Grand Touring AWD 20 26 $41,104 $43,450
CX-9 Grand Touring FWD 22 28 $39,306 $41,550
CX-9 Signature AWD 20 26 $43,716 $46,215
CX-9 Sport AWD 20 26 $33,859 $35,790
CX-9 Sport FWD 22 28 $32,064 $33,890
CX-9 Touring AWD 20 26 $35,580 $37,610
CX-9 Touring FWD 22 28 $33,784 $35,710
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,752
$33,721
$41,104
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,200
$34,765
$43,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$887 / month
$579 / month
$724 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Chevy Traverse is a three-row family mainstay with plentiful interior space. The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a crossover SUV that rewards drivers more than it does other passengers.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicles Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.5 40.9 40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.2 61.9 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41 43 41
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 38.9 35.4
Front Hip Room (in)
58.1 59.2 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 54.6 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 39 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.7 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
NA 152.7 135.8
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 59.1 57.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.1 61.8 57.9
Third Leg Room (in)
33.5 32.2 29.7
Second Head Room (in)
39 40.5 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 66.9 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
204.3 198.8 199.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - -
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 70.2 67.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 32.8 31.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 66.9 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 119.1 115.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 78.9 77.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 32.8 30.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 83.9 84.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
98.2 87.8 71.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 20.8 21.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.0 18.2 14.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 48.1 40.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 49.8 50.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
57.8 47.9 38.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 59 58.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.40 x - TBD - 12.6 12.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.64 x - TBD - 13.6 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 19.2 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 - 38.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA - -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R18 Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q3N NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCD NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R20 P255/65HR18 P255/50VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
Q3N NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55R20 P255/65HR18 P255/50VR20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5300 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5300 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 530 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 530 350
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5300 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 4345 4388
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x- TBD - 18 X 7.5 20 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - 150
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2800 310 @ 3500 310 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
LFY 99H NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 2.3 L/140 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 300 @ 5500 227 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 4.88 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.00 1.99
Trans Order Code
M3V 44T NA
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 - -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.49 3.58 4.41
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.44 1.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.27 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 4.71 3.49
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.85 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 2.15 1.45
Trans Type
9 10 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.52 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility i-ACTIV AWD Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Ford Explorer Mazda CX-9
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front
NA Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
NA Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 7.7 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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