2018 CHEVY TRAVERSE VS HONDA PILOT


  

On the hunt for an SUV that can handle both your adventures as well as your busy day-to-day routine in Chalfont, Warrington, or Doylestown? We have good news for you - there's not one but two vehicles that can handle this and more.

In this comparison, you'll learn more about the 2018 Chevy Traverse and the 2018 Honda Pilot as well as how they stack up against each other in categories you care about. Let's get started by looking at how these two capable vehicles perform!

TRAVERSE VS PILOT: PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is standardly powered by a 3.6L V6 engine, 9-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drivetrain. This mechanical configuration delivers both efficiency and power with an EPA-estimated 27 highway MPG1. 

It also has an impressive output of 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. This allows for the Traverse to standardly tow 1,500 pounds as well as a whopping 5,000 pounds with the proper optional equipment.

As for the 2018 Honda Pilot, you'll have a slightly smaller 3.5L V6 engine. While this engine also gets an EPA-estimated 27 highway MPG2, this model is lacking when it comes to power output. The Pilot with its 6-speed automatic transmission maxes out at 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.

CHEVY VS HONDA: CARGO & PASSENGER SPACE

When you're looking for an SUV, you have your eye on interior space. Both the 2018 Traverse and 2018 Pilot deliver in both starting with eight spacious seats. The Chevy Traverse provides 157 cubic feet of passenger space. In the Honda Pilot, however, you'll have 152.9 cubic feet to split between the eight passengers onboard.

The Traverse also takes the cake when it comes to cargo. Below, you'll see how the Traverse outdoes the Pilot in every cargo configuration:

                             Traverse       Pilot
 Cargo Space with All 8 Seats in Place
                    23 cu. Ft.            16.5 cu. Ft.
Cargo Space with 3rd Row Seats Folded
                 57.8 cu. Ft.            46.8 cu. Ft.
 Cargo Space with All 5 Rear Seats Down
                 98.2 cu. Ft.             83.9 cu. Ft.
As you can see, the Traverse has much more space to pack your things. Additionally, you can customize your space using 60/40 split 2nd and 3rd row bench seats in order to get the perfect balance between passengers and cargo.

TRAVERSE VS PILOT: STANDARD SAFETY FEATURES

No matter what, who, or how much of each you have on board, you want to be safe. Both the 2018 Chevy Traverse and the 2018 Honda Pilot have your back with advanced available safety features like Parking Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Tire Pressure Monitoring systems.

However, you will miss out on a few other features in the Pilot. The Traverse offers additional features like Front Pedestrian Braking and Surround Vision. The latter feature takes the rearview camera to the next level by giving you a 360-degree view of your Traverse's surroundings.

CHEVY TRAVERSE VS HONDA PILOT: THE VERDICT

As you can see, the 2018 Chevy Traverse and the 2018 Honda Pilot are impressively capable. However, we at Fred Beans Chevrolet believe the Traverse goes above and beyond in ways that the Pilot simply cannot.

But don't take our word for it! Make the short drive from Chalfont, Warrington, and Doylestown to our dealership and take it for a test drive today.

1 EPA-estimated 18 MPG city for FWD and 17 MPG city for AWD for 3.6L V6 engine. Official EPA estimates not yet available for 2.0L turbo engine.

2 Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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