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Chevrolet Traverse vs. Honda Pilot

When we compare the Chevrolet Traverse to the Honda Pilot, the Chevrolet Traverse has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, interior volume and base engine power. The Honda Pilot has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Chevrolet Traverse versus the Honda Pilot, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Chevrolet Traverse versus Honda Pilot Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Chevrolet Traverse ranges from $31,855 to $48,990 while a used Honda Pilot from the same model year range is priced between $31,798 to $45,877. For a new model, the Chevrolet Traverse's price is between $34,390 and $52,761, with the Honda Pilot priced between $38,798 and $51,617.

Chevrolet Traverse versus Honda Pilot Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Chevrolet Traverse is 7.9 out of 10 while the Honda Pilot's quality rating is 8.7 out of 10. This results in the Chevrolet Traverse being ranked 13 out of 25 Best Midsize SUVs and the Honda Pilot being ranked 2 out of 25. Out of 31 Best SUVs with 3 Rows, the Chevrolet Traverse is ranked 31 and the Honda Pilot is ranked 4. The Chevrolet Traverse is also ranked 24 out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs while the Honda Pilot is ranked 3 out of 61.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Chevrolet Traverse’s base engine makes 310 horsepower, and the Honda Pilot base engine makes 280 horsepower. The Traverse is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 524 miles. The Pilot is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 527 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the Chevrolet Traverse has the advantage of offering more front head room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Honda Pilot has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room and rear head room. The Chevrolet Traverse and Honda Pilot are comparable in regards to rear leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Chevrolet Traverse has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Honda Pilot has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

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2023 Chevrolet Traverse

2022 Honda Pilot

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$34,390 - $52,761

Used Asking Price:

$31,855 - $48,990

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

51.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$38,798 - $51,617

Used Asking Price:

$31,798 - $45,877

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.4%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

7.8 / 10

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

7.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

13 / 25
13 / 25
16 / 61
16 / 31
17 / 31
17 / 31
18 / 25
20 / 31
20 / 25
24 / 61
37 / 61
55 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 61
2 / 31
2 / 25
2 / 25
2 / 25
3 / 61
3 / 61
4 / 31
6 / 25
8 / 31
8 / 31
42 / 61

Summary Review

The Chevy Traverse is a roomy three-row crossover SUV with room for up to eight passengers. The Traverse is Chevrolet’s third most popular model and a top seller in the segment.

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Summary Review

The Honda Pilot is one of America’s favorite three-row family vehicles. All but two trim levels offer seating for eight passengers, though many buyers opt for the 7-passenger configuration with two large captain's chairs in the second row.

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Pros and Cons

  • Roomy for the segment
  • High NHTSA safety rating
  • Powerful V6 engine

  • Older model years may lack safety systems taken for granted in this segment
  • Adaptive Cruise Control remains an option
  • No green powertrain available

Pros and Cons

  • Seating for up to 8 in almost every trim 
  • Family-friendly features galore
  • Among the largest interior volume and cargo capacity of this segment’s SUVs
  • One of the most “made-in-America” models in this segment (Alabama)

  • No green (hybrid/electric) powertrain option available
  • Overdue for an update

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

LT Cloth, LS, High Country, Premier, LT, RS, LT Leather

Trim Levels

Sport, Touring-8P, TrailSport, SE, Touring-7P, Black Edition, Elite, EX-L

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

310 hp @ 6800 rpm

Torque:

266 foot-lbs @ 2800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.072 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

262 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.069 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

18 / 27 / 21

Range (city/hwy):

349 / 524 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 27 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

390 / 527 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

40 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

62.2 inches

Cargo Space:

23 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

98.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

180.1 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

62 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

62 inches

Cargo Space:

16.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

83.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

169.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4310 lbs

Width:

88.6 inches

Height:

70.7 inches

Length:

205.9 inches

Wheelbase:

121 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.5 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4030 lbs

Width:

78.6 inches

Height:

70.6 inches

Length:

196.5 inches

Wheelbase:

111 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P255/65R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

20.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/50R20