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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door LX
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Features

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $26,179 $28,620
2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $28,778 $31,470
2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $31,743 $34,720
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 18 25 $33,202 $36,320
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 25 $33,567 $36,720
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 18 25 $35,984 $39,370
4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $27,638 $30,220
4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,238 $33,070
4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,202 $36,320
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 17 24 $34,661 $37,920
4WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 17 24 $35,026 $38,320
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 24 $37,443 $40,970
FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $28,177 $29,660
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $31,122 $32,760
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $34,109 $35,905
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,083 $39,035
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $30,077 $31,660
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $33,022 $34,760
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $36,009 $37,905
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $38,983 $41,035
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,179
$28,177
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,620
$29,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$477 / month
$494 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Don't let the macho-boxy look intimidate you; the Honda Pilot makes a lot of sense for large families—especially with improved mileage and a most tasteful front-end design for 2012. One of the best big crossovers for families needing seven-passenger capability, the 2012 Chevy Traverse is spacious and safe, though unexciting.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 8 8
Third Head Room (in) 38.2 37.8
Front Hip Room (in) 58.6 59.1
Third Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 57.6
Second Leg Room (in) 38.5 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 56.9 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.5 62.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 153.7 153.1
Third Leg Room (in) 32.1 33.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.4
Third Hip Room (in) 48.4 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 62.2 61.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.0 7.2
Length, Overall (in) 191.4 205.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in) 71.0 70.4
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.5 67.4
Wheelbase (in) 109.2 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.5 78.4
Track Width, Front (in) 67.7 67.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 87.0 116.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 18.0 24.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 47.7 68.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 22.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.7 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.9 40.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R17 P245/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QPR
Front Tire Size P235/65R17 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QPR
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4299 4658
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.93 11.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 660
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 253 @ 4800 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA LLT
Displacement 3.5L/212 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 5700 281 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.87
Trans Order Code NA MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.31 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.84
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name Honda Pilot Chevrolet Traverse
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Coil-Over Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.04 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Linked H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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