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2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2021 Honda Pilot Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet
Traverse

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New 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Honda
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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $53,200
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$32,250 to $49,920
Invoice* $29,770 to $50,753 $29,490 to $45,607
MPG - City 17 - 18 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 26 - 27
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Traverse offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Honda Pilot, with comparable head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Traverse will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Pilot.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Traverse as you will with the Honda Pilot, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Traverse or the Honda Pilot, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Traverse will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Honda Pilot.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Traverse is about the same width as the Honda Pilot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chevrolet Traverse, which is slightly longer than the Honda Pilot.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Chevrolet Traverse and the Honda Pilot are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse has the same turning radius as the Honda Pilot, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Honda Pilot is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Traverse for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Traverse has a little more horsepower than the Honda Pilot.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Traverse and the Honda Pilot. The Chevrolet Traverse has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Honda Pilot.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Traverse comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Pilot.