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2016 Chevy Traverse vs 2016 Honda Pilot near Fairfax, VA

We Put the SUVs to the Test - Who Scores Higher?

To make looking for your next SUV as convenient and easy as can be, we at Pohanka Chevrolet put together a head-to-head between two of the top SUVs currently in the market. The 2016 Chevy Traverse vs 2016 Honda Pilot near Fairfax, VA, will show you which SUV dominates when it comes to interior amenities, cargo space and capability, and power.

The interior of any SUV is sure to have one thing in common with its competitors: ample space. But what makes them different is the amount available. The Traverse proudly takes the reigns in this aspect of the comparison, with 24.4 cubic ft.1 behind the third-row seat, and only 18.5 cubic ft. of space1 in the Pilot. With the third-row folded flat, the Traverse boasts 70.3 cubic ft.1, while the Pilot allows 55.9 cubic ft1. Fold all rows flat, and you’re looking at a spacious 116.3 cubic ft.1 in the Traverse, and only 109 cubic ft.1 in the Pilot – sometimes less is not more.

When you’re behind the wheel of the Chevy Traverse, you’ll have a gateway into an abundance of features, regardless of which trim level you opt for. Standard on all trims is SiriusXM® Satellite Radio2, which allows for access to over 150 channels of music, sports, talk, entertainment, and news – this radio station is only available on higher trims of the Honda Pilot. The base trim of the Pilot is standard with only a 5-inch color LCD screen, while the Traverse’s base trim is equipped with a 6.5-inch color touchscreen display, which makes accessing all of your favorite features easier than ever.

The 2016 Chevy Traverse vs 2016 Honda Pilot near Fairfax, VA, continues with what’s awaiting under the hoods of these SUVs. The Traverse is outfitted with a 3.5L V6 engine on every trim, which expels 281 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque every time you hit the gas. This powertrain is even able to tow up to 5,200 lb3. worth of whatever you need to bring along. The Honda Pilot is shy just a few numbers, rating at 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque stemming from its standard V6 engine. It’s also only able to tow a max of 5,000 lb.4, and a minimum of 3,500 lb4. And when the cargo space or the towing capacity still isn’t enough to fit everything you need, feel free to utilize the optional roof rack on the Traverse, which can hold up to 200 lb.1 – a feature only available in higher trims of the Pilot.

We hope the 2016 Chevy Traverse vs 2016 Honda Pilot near Fairfax, VA, comparison helped shed some light onto which SUV is better equipped. Visit Pohanka Chevrolet to test drive the Chevy Traverse today! 

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1. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

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3. Maximum trailer ratings are calculated assuming a properly equipped base vehicle, plus driver. See dealer for details.

4. 5,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity for AWD models with accessory ATF cooler; 3,500 lbs. for AWD models without accessory ATF cooler and 2WD models. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details.

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