2016 Honda Pilot vs. 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ

2016 Chevrolet Traverse


The 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse are both popular three-row crossovers that make perfect sense for large families here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area. They’re also a smart choice for drivers that occasionally have to move a lot of passengers and cargo. While both of these vehicles meet the criteria for a midsize crossover, with plenty of seating, lots of space, available all-wheel drive, and all of the latest features, they’re far from equals. Find out how they compare below!


Both of these vehicles provide up to eight seats, but when you compare the actual passenger volume, you’ll find more space in the 2016 Honda Pilot. That includes more second and third row headroom, second row legroom and shoulder room, and more front hip room.


When it comes to power output, these two vehicles are both equipped with a V6 engine that puts out almost identical horsepower numbers. When it comes down to how that power is used, however, the 2016 Honda Pilot is more capable, with its 3,500 pounds of towing capacity – the 2016 Chevy Traverse is only rated at 2,000 pounds.

Fuel Economy

The base 2016 Honda Pilot with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive is rated at 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway* by the EPA. Upgrade to the nine-speed automatic and front-wheel drive and you can expect 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway. The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse clocks in at only 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway in the base model.


The 2016 Honda Pilot earned the best possible Top Safety Pick+ ranking from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with the sophisticated Honda Sensing system. The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse did not earn that award, nor the next-best Top Safety Pick ranking, because it has not passed the Small Front Overlap Crash test. The Traverse also only ranks at ‘Basic’ when it comes to forward collision prevention, due to the lack of an automatic collision prevention braking feature.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake to test drive the latest 2016 Honda Pilot today. We’re your local Elgin area Honda dealer, and we’re located at 680 West Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL. Stop by to see for yourself why the Pilot is the superior choice!


*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.