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In looking closer at the specs, the Traverse has some interesting differences in length, 3rd row legroom and rear cargo space.

Here are the specs for comparison:


VehicleLength 3rd row legrm Cargo behind 3rd row Full cargo volume
Traverse 205 in 37.8 in26.1 cf117.9 cf
Enclave201.5 in33.2 in18.9 cf115.1
Acadia201.1 in33.2 in19.7 cf117 cf


Are some of these numbers typos? Let's break them down just a bit. The Traverse is 3.5 inches longer than the enclave overall, but somehow gains BOTH 4.6 inches in 3rd row legroom AND more than 7 cubic feet of cargo room behind the 3rd row without being taller or wider (leaving only length to pick up that extra space).

Rough calculations show that you'd have to add about 5 inches in rear cargo room to gain 7 cu ft without altering the other dimensions. So, with a claimed 4.6 inches in the 3rd row and 5 inches more in the cargo area, the Traverse specs appear to show it having nearly 10 inches in extra cabin length compared to the Enclave. With an overall length increase of 3.5 inches (which I'd expect to be about right considering it has a protruding front fascia - i.e. the grill comes to a point further out than the headlights), it would have to have shortened the hood (and engine compartment) by more than 6 inches to achieve this feat.

So what do you guys think? Are these specs a typo or is the traverse interior really 10 inches longer than its cousins?

Sources:
Traverse Specs: http://media.gm.com/us/gm/en/news/events/autoshows/08chicago/brands/chevrolet080206/index.html
Enclave Specs: http://media.gm.com/us/buick/en/product_services/r_cars/r_c_enclave/index.html
Acadia Specs: http://media.gm.com/us/gmc/en/product_services/r_cars/r_c_acadia/index.html#specs
 

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If not typos, maybe the 3rd row legrm is based on center row as a bench and thinner, giving some room behind(?) Somebody had their thumb on the scale maybe? Looks like some in-the-vehicle-itself time is needed to investigate! ;D
 

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In looking closer at the specs, the Traverse has some interesting differences in length, 3rd row legroom and rear cargo space.

Are some of these numbers typos? Let's break them down just a bit. The Traverse is 3.5 inches longer than the enclave overall, but somehow gains BOTH 4.6 inches in 3rd row legroom AND more than 7 cubic feet of cargo room behind the 3rd row without being taller or wider (leaving only length to pick up that extra space).

Rough calculations show that you'd have to add about 5 inches in rear cargo room to gain 7 cu ft without altering the other dimensions. So, with a claimed 4.6 inches in the 3rd row and 5 inches more in the cargo area, the Traverse specs appear to show it having nearly 10 inches in extra cabin length compared to the Enclave. With an overall length increase of 3.5 inches (which I'd expect to be about right considering it has a protruding front fascia - i.e. the grill comes to a point further out than the headlights), it would have to have shortened the hood (and engine compartment) by more than 6 inches to achieve this feat.

So what do you guys think? Are these specs a typo or is the traverse interior really 10 inches longer than its cousins?
Third row legroom has to be a typo. If you convert the metric measure of 690mm, you get 27.2 inches - less than the Acadia. This would allow more space behind the third row.
 
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