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2009 Buick Enclave 2009 Ford Explorer 2009 Chevrolet Traverse
     
CX Front-Wheel Drive
  • CX Front-Wheel Drive
  • CX All-Wheel Drive
  • CXL Front-Wheel Drive
  • CXL All-Wheel Drive
RWD 4dr V6 XLT
  • RWD 4dr V6 XLT
  • RWD 4dr V8 XLT
  • 4WD 4dr V6 XLT
  • AWD 4dr V6 XLT
  • RWD 4dr V6 Eddie Bauer
  • 4WD 4dr V8 XLT
  • AWD 4dr V8 XLT
  • RWD 4dr V8 Eddie Bauer
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Eddie Bauer
  • AWD 4dr V6 Eddie Bauer
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Eddie Bauer
  • AWD 4dr V8 Eddie Bauer
  • RWD 4dr V6 Limited
  • RWD 4dr V8 Limited
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited
  • AWD 4dr V6 Limited
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Limited
  • AWD 4dr V8 Limited
Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • All-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • All-Wheel Drive LTZ

Prices

MSRP $35,070 $28,470 $29,215
Invoice $33,141 $26,458 $27,608
Avg. Paid $15,385 $12,142 $13,921

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.3 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.8 8.1 8.9
Performance 8.3 7.8 8.5
Interior 8.6 8.0 8.5
Operating Cost 7.4 7.2 7.4
Safety 9.4 8.4 9.4
Reliability 3.0 5.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Smooth ride
  • Quiet, near-luxury cabin
  • Good safety scores
  • Lots of interior space
  • Quiet cabin
  • Good road manners for a big, truck-based SUV
  • Capable SUV for towing and off-roading
  • Outstanding reliability rating
  • Smooth ride
  • Tons of cargo and passenger space
  • Great safety scores
  • Above-average reliability rating
Cons
  • Not much towing or off-roading ability
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Some cheap-feeling interior materials
  • Can’t tow or travel off-road like a traditional SUV
  • Some interior quality complaints

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas V6 4.0L/245 Gas V6 3.6L/220
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 14 City / 20 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door SUV 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 118.9 113.7 118.9
Length, Overall (in) 201.8 205.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0 73.7 78.4
Height, Overall (in) 72.2 71.9 70.4
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD -

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4780 4790

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Optional Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Optional Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Optional Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Optional Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 5 8
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 154 153.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39.8 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.4 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 62.0 59.0 62.0
Front Hip Room (in) 57.4 55.4 59.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 38.7 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 36.9 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.4 58.9 61.3
Second Hip Room (in) 57.0 55.5 57.8
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 33.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 115.1 85.8 117.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 66.0 45.1 68.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 18.9 26.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Optional Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Adjustable Pedals Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/217 4.0L/245 3.6L/220
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 288 @ 6300 210 @ 5100 281 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 3400 254 @ 3700 266 @ 3400
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 40.4 36.8 40.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 14 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 20 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22 22.5 22.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front 4-Wheel Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Wheel Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Premium Ride
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Premium Ride
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.