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2010 Mazda CX-9 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2010 Chevrolet Traverse
     
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Touring
  • AWD 4dr Touring
  • FWD 4dr Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Grand Touring
4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (SE)
Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • All-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT w/1LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT w/1LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT w/2LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT w/2LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • All-Wheel Drive LTZ

Prices

MSRP $28,805 $34,900 $29,224
Invoice $26,665 $31,759 $27,763
Avg. Paid $16,085 $21,536 $15,585

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.8 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.6 8.6 9.0
Performance 8.6 8.4 8.5
Interior 8.2 8.0 8.3
Operating Cost 7.7 8.2 7.9
Safety 9.2 8.9 9.4
Reliability 4.0 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Lots of standard features
  • Sporty handling
  • Upscale interior
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Outstanding reliability rating
  • Roomy cabin
  • Smooth ride
  • Roomy interior with comfortable third row
  • Lots of cargo space
  • Great safety scores
Cons
  • Ride may be too stiff for some
  • Polarizing front-end styling
  • Below-average safety and reliability scores
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Some subpar interior materials
  • Not as sporty as smaller competitors

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.7L/227.4 Gas/Electric V6 3.3L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.6L/220
MPG 16 City / 22 Hwy 27 City / 25 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.2 109.8 118.9
Length, Overall (in) 199.8 188.4 205.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.2 75.2 78.4
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 68.1 70.4

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4334 4508 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 Standard Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Optional 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 Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 5 8
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 139.2 145.4 153.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.6 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 43.2 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.4 59.7 62.0
Front Hip Room (in) 56.5 56.7 59.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.8 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) 39.8 38.4 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 59.3 61.3
Second Hip Room (in) 56.0 56.3 57.8
Third Leg Room (in) 32.4 33.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 100.7 94.1 116.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 48.4 42.3 68.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 17.2 24.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard 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

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.7L/227.4 3.3L/- TBD - 3.6L/220
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 273 @ 6250 209 @ 5600 281 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 4250 212 @ 3600 266 @ 3400
Transmission Automatic w/OD CVT Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 37.4 39.0 40.4

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 27 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 25 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.1 17.2 22.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Dual-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard