Compare 2013 Honda Pilot vs 2013 Chevrolet Traverse

2013 Honda Pilot
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2WD 4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $27,000 $29,520
4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $28,459 $31,120
2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $29,052 $31,770
4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,511 $33,370
2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $32,016 $35,020
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 18 25 $33,476 $36,620
4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,476 $36,620
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 25 $33,840 $37,020
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 17 24 $34,935 $38,220
4WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 17 24 $35,300 $38,620
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 18 25 $36,258 $39,670
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 24 $37,717 $41,270
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $29,289 $30,510
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $31,209 $32,510
FWD 4-Door LT 17 24 $32,038 $33,725
AWD 4-Door LT 16 23 $33,938 $35,725
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $38,140 $40,575
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $40,020 $42,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,000
$29,289
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,520
$30,510
Monthly Payment Estimate
$492 / month
$509 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Honda Pilot looks tough and truck-like from the outside, yet inside it's one of the better family haulers. The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse hits a sweet spot for SUV replacers, with none of the flamboyance of a real SUV and more practical gas mileage and interior space.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 57.80
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 61.50
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.7 150.8
Third Leg Room (in)
32.1 33.20
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.40
Third Hip Room (in)
48.4 48.30
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.2 61.00
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.30
Passenger Capacity
8 8
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 37.80
Front Hip Room (in)
58.6 58.00
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 57.60
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 36.80
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.40
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 67.10
Wheelbase (in)
109.2 118.90
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 78.50
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 67.30
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.97 7.20
Length, Overall (in)
191.4 203.70
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
71.0 69.90
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 70.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.0 116.3
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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.9 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.69 2.89
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QPR
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QPR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA QD6
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P245/70R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 520
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 780
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4299 4646
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.93 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 660
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 170
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 4800 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA LLT
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 281 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.697 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.071 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.612 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.888 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.606 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA M7V
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.312 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.766 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Chevrolet Traverse
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Linked H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Coil-Over Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.0 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 (2012) 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 9.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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