2016 Chevy Traverse vs. 2016 Honda Pilot

Welcome to the large crossover SUV segment, where models attempt to seamlessly blend the interior versatility of a large family vehicle with the smooth performance of a large sedan. Sound like an impossibility? Well, the two models shown here, the 2016 Chevy Traverse and 2016 Honda Pilot, would like a word with you. Both have been among the segment leaders for years, and now they return for the new model year with new features, seating for eight, and performance to spare. So, how do they compare head to head?

First off, it’s important to note that the 2016 Honda Pilot has received a full redesign for the new model year, putting it more in line with other Honda models such as the CR-V. For its part, the Traverse returns with its iconic body style from past years, although all-new features have been added as well. In terms of power output, the Traverse eclipses what is offered from the Pilot, while its interior cargo volume is vastly more welcoming than that of the Pilot as well. Meanwhile, its max towing capacity of 5,200 pounds greatly exceeds the 3,500 pounds offered by the Pilot, while the Traverse also offers a first-in-class 4G LTE WiFi hotspot.

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2016 Chevy Traverse Vs. 2016 Honda Pilot
288 hp Max Horsepower 280 hp
116.3 cu.ft. Max Cargo Volume 83.9 cu.ft.
5,200 lbs Max Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs
Available 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot Not Available

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For those of us who regularly plan family vacations, it should be mentioned that the all-new Traverse acquits itself very well in this regard. With seating for up to eight in three spacious rows, a welcoming 116.3 cubic feet of cargo volume available for storing cumbersome loads, and a five-star overall safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it’s vacation credentials shouldn’t be in doubt. Factor in the outstanding tech features, such as the built-in 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, standard 6.5-inch diagonal color touchscreen and updated Chevy MyLink interface, and it becomes clear that your vacation will be fun for all involved.

Of course, that fun all begins up front, where the 2016 Chevy Traverse presents its buyer with a 3.6L V6 engine that can be tuned to deliver up to 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. It also offers a 5,200-pound towing capability, while fuel stops are few and far between due to its 24 highway mpg. With many crash-mitigation features helping to offset any travel concerns a buyer might have, Kentucky buyers can now purchase the 2016 Chevy Traverse with total confidence.

The 2016 Chevy Traverse is now available at Jack Burford Chevy, located near Lexington in Richmond, KY. To learn more or to schedule a test drive, visit our dealership today!

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