Honda Pilot vs Chevy Traverse


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For drivers around Slidell, Picayune, and St. Tammany Parish, choosing the next SUV to fill that empty garage or driveway space just became much more exciting. The Honda Pilot vs. Chevy Traverse debate is on the road and at the dealership. Both SUVs are powerful, well-designed, and capable.

We at Honda of Slidell want to help you make an educated decision when it comes to the next SUV you take home. Thankfully, our automotive experts wrote this Honda Pilot vs. Chevy Traverse comparison so that you can drive off the lot with the vehicle that suits your lifestyle.

Be sure to contact us today with any questions!

Interior Space & Amenities

The 2020 Honda Pilot and 2020 Chevy Traverse have seating for up to eight people among their three rows of seating. However, you may feel more comfortable riding in the back of the Pilot.

Why? Well, it provides 40.2 inches of second-row headroom and 38.9 inches of third-row headroom. Taller riders may feel a little more cramped in the Chevy since it has just 40 inches of second-row headroom and 38.2 inches of third-row headroom.

A convenient push button start feature is unique to the Pilot and helps you get situated in the cockpit and on the road quickly without taking your keys from your pocket or purse. Plus, with up to 109 cubic feet of cargo space, the Honda Pilot has a lot more room for grocery runs or weekend trips. This is compared to the Traverse, which only comes with 98.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo room.

Advanced Safety Systems

One thing that Honda is known for is the ability to deliver high-quality safety features on their vehicles.

For instance, the Pilot comes standard with Honda Sensing®, a suite of driver-assisting technology. As you drive, the vehicle will use cameras and sensors to detect if a critical situation is imminent. It’ll then send alerts and step in if you can’t act quickly enough.

These are some of the many features included in the Honda Sensing® suite:

  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™

The Chevrolet Traverse has similar features. Unfortunately, none of them come standard.

Pilot vs Traverse: Towing Capacity & Features

When you think of towing, you most often think of trucks. However, SUVs are more than capable of carrying a small boat or trailer to your next weekend getaway. When it comes to the 2020 Pilot vs. 2020 Traverse, however, the Honda can handle larger equipment.

Both SUVs can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. However, the Pilot can tow up to 3,500 pounds in its front-wheel drive configuration. Meanwhile, the Traverse can only tow up to 1,500 pounds when equipped with front-wheel drive.

Furthermore, the Honda will make it easy to drive at night with a trailer in tow thanks to standard Auto High-Beam Headlights. The high beams will automatically come up when it’s too dark to see. The moment another vehicle approaches, the system will automatically switch to low beams.

If order to get this feature in the Chevy, you’ll need to upgrade to a higher trim level.

Which Midsize SUV Will You Choose?

We know that our Honda Pilot vs. Chevy Traverse comparison showcases both vehicles as capable, well-designed, comfortable, and safe SUVs. However, our automotive experts believe that drivers around the Slidell, Picayune, and St. Tammany Parish areas will appreciate what the 2020 Pilot has to offer.

If you have any questions, Honda of Slidell is here to assist you with all of your automotive needs. When you’re ready to get behind the wheel of the 2020 Honda Pilot, we welcome you to visit our dealership or schedule a test drive online.