2016 Honda Pilot 2WD LX vs 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

2016 Honda


2016 Chevrolet

Yes19 City MPG No17
Yes27 Highway MPG No24
Yes22 Combined Fuel Economy No19

3/3 Winner

  • Horse Power 100% 100%
  • Torque 100% 100%
  • Fuel Capacity 100% 100%

Due to the slight increase in power and the vast increase in weight, the 2016 Chevy Traverse manages to underperform drastically in efficiency metrics when compared to the 2016 Honda Pilot. Honda built and designed the Honda Pilot with the driver and the environment in mind.

YesStandard Active Head Restraints NoNot Available
YesStandard Second Row Head Restraints NoNot Available
YesStandard Third Row Head Restraints NoNot Available

3/3 Winner

  • Active Head Restraints 100% 100%
  • Second Row Head Restraints 100% 100%
  • Third Row Head Restraints 100% 100%

Honda has always been a pioneer when it comes to safety, and the inclusion of standard active head restraints, is further proof of their innovation. In the event of a rear-end collision, the headrests of the Honda Pilot will move up and forward, cradling the head and preventing needless neck injuries. These features are not present in the Chevy Traverse.

Yes152.9 Passenger Volume No150.8
Yes3500 Tow Capacity No2000
YesStandard Overhead Console Storage NoNot Available
Yes38.4 Legroom No36.8

4/4 Winner

  • Passenger Volume 100% 100%
  • Tow Capacity 100% 100%
  • Overhead Console Storage 100% 100%
  • Legroom 100% 100%

The Honda Pilot can tow 3,500 pounds. That’s a lot of capability for work and for play. The Chevy Traverse falls short on this figure with a towing capacity of only 2,000 pounds. On top of that, the Traverse has less room for passengers, making for a more cramped ride.

10/10 Winner

  • Over all 100% 100%

U.S. News Best Cars for Families   NHTSA 5-Star Safety Ratings   2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+   

2016 Honda Pilot is the Winner!

The 2016 Honda Pilot has fuel-efficiency to spare, safety features to protect, and specifications that can get the job done. With all that extra towing capacity, there is so much more that you can do with a Honda Pilot. No question its one of the toughest and top performing SUVs in this class.

Fuel economy estimates and driving range based on EPA test data. Your actual driving distance will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle. Based on 2014-2016 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. Complete comparison details can be found at Awards and accolade information can be found at

The 2016 Honda Pilot with Honda Sensing™ has been awarded the coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of its superior crash safety performance. Safety matters most, and the 2016 Honda Pilot earned top marks with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). [1] Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB). U.S. News has recognized the 2016 Honda Pilot as the Best Car for Families in its class of 3-Row SUVs. This vehicle was recognized for its expansive standard features, spacious interior, and safety and reliability ratings.
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