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2012 Mazda CX-9 2012 Buick Enclave 2012 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
Base FWD
  • Base FWD
  • Convenience FWD
  • Base AWD
  • Convenience AWD
  • Leather FWD
  • Leather AWD
  • Premium FWD
  • Premium AWD
FWD LS
  • FWD LS
  • AWD LS
  • FWD LT w/1LT
  • AWD LT w/1LT
  • FWD LT w/2LT
  • AWD LT w/2LT
  • FWD LTZ
  • AWD LTZ

Prices

MSRP $29,725 $36,500 $29,660
Invoice $28,125 $34,675 $28,177
Avg. Paid $20,686 $27,013 $20,333

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.3 8.0
Critics' Rating 9.0 9.0 8.8
Performance 8.4 8.0 7.9
Interior 7.9 8.5 8.0
Operating Cost 7.6 7.7 7.7
Safety 8.7 9.3 9.3
Reliability 4.0 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Sporty handling
  • High-quality interior materials
  • Opulent cabin
  • Composed handling
  • Excellent cargo capacity
  • Great cargo space for the class
  • Adult-friendly third row
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Firmer ride quality than some rivals
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Some cheap interior materials

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.7L/227 Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas V6 3.6L/220
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.2 118.9 118.9
Length, Overall (in) 200.2 201.8 205.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.2 79.0 78.4
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 72.5 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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4328 4780 4658

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Optional Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Optional
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start 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
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard
Power Driver 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 7 8
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 139.4 153.0 153.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.4 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 41.3 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.4 62.0 62.0
Front Hip Room (in) 56.5 57.4 59.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.0 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) 39.8 36.9 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 61.4 61.3
Second Hip Room (in) 56.0 57.0 57.8
Third Leg Room (in) 32.4 33.2 33.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 100.7 115.0 116.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 48.3 65.9 68.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 17.2 23.3 24.4

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.7L/227 3.6L/217 3.6L/220
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 273 @ 6250 288 @ 6300 281 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 4250 270 @ 3400 266 @ 3400
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 37.4 40.4 40.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.1 22.0 22.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut Coil-Over Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link H-Arm Linked H-Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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