2009 Chevrolet Traverse vs. Its Competition

2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

If you're considering the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, you're probably shopping for room along with some cargo-carrying capabilities.

This crossover offers both.

Alternatives span a wide range, including full-size SUVs, mid-size SUVs, and other crossovers.

2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS2009 Chevrolet Traverse
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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe2009 Chevrolet Tahoe
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2009 Ford Flex2009 Ford Flex
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2009 Honda Pilot2009 Honda Pilot
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2008 Ford Explorer RWD 4-door V6 XLT Angular Rear Exterior View2008 Ford Explorer
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2008 Jeep Commander Sport2008 Jeep Commander
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Quick Specs
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds.
For those who need to get work done, but with some style and comfort, practicality still reigns in the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe.
The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans.
The 2009 Honda Pilot looks more SUV-like in its second edition, but it has the room of a minivan, along with some notable styling miscues and expensive choices to make from the options list.
As the perennial best-selling truck-based SUV, the Ford Explorer is still the one to beat.
The 2008 Jeep Commander is good Jeep (a trail-capable vehicle), but it's not a great people mover.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V8Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door LS2WD 4-Door 1500 LS4-Door SE FWD2WD 4-Door LXRWD 4-Door V6 XLTRWD 4-Door Sport
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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