Compare 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2009 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2009 Honda Pilot

2009 Chevrolet Tahoe
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2009 Chevrolet Traverse
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2009 Honda Pilot
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2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 14 20 $34,377 $36,965
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT 14 20 $36,748 $39,515
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT 14 20 $39,097 $42,040
Tahoe 2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 14 20 $45,151 $48,550
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 14 20 $38,153 $41,025
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT 14 20 $39,213 $42,165
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT 14 20 $41,561 $44,690
Tahoe 4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 14 20 $47,802 $51,400
Tahoe Hybrid 2WD 4-Door 21 22 $47,679 $50,455
Tahoe Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 20 20 $50,330 $53,260
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $29,498 $31,215
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $31,889 $33,745
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $34,459 $36,465
Traverse AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $39,666 $41,975
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $27,608 $29,215
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $29,999 $31,745
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $32,569 $34,465
Traverse FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,776 $39,975
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 17 23 $27,631 $30,495
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 17 23 $30,522 $33,695
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 23 $31,968 $35,295
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 17 23 $25,101 $27,695
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/Navi 17 23 $33,414 $36,895
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 17 23 $34,860 $38,495
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $29,077 $32,095
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $31,968 $35,295
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 16 22 $33,414 $36,895
Pilot 4WD 4-Door LX 16 22 $26,546 $29,295
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/Navi 16 22 $34,860 $38,495
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 16 22 $36,306 $40,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,377
$29,498
$27,631
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,965
$31,215
$30,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$616 / month
$520 / month
$508 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
For those who need to get work done, but with some style and comfort, practicality still reigns in the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe. The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds. The 2009 Honda Pilot looks more SUV-like in its second edition, but it has the room of a minivan, along with some notable styling miscues and expensive choices to make from the options list.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate - -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
60.6 57.8 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 62.0 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
25.6 33.2 32.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.4 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
49.1 48.3 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 61.3 62.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3 41.4
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 59.1 58.6
Passenger Capacity
9 8 8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 57.6 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 36.8 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 40.4 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 153.1 153.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - - -
Wheelbase (in)
116.0 118.9 109.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.5 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 78.4 78.5
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA - -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.7 - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
202.0 - -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.1 - -
Height, Overall (in)
76.9 70.4 72.7
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA - -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 67.4 67.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.8 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.2 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
- 205.0 190.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.9 26.1 18.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.7 - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
60.3 68.3 47.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.10 - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
81.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.9 117.9 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
15.2 NA - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.2 12.8 x 1.1 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA - -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.8 13 x 0.8 13.1 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA - -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 22.0 21.0
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - - -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 40.4 38.6
Steering Type
Pwr Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
17.75 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.1 19.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.89 3.69
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2134 - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QGI QPR NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QGI QPR NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2134 - -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZVL NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
675 - TBD - 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 - TBD - 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4500 - TBD - 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 - TBD - 350
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2565 - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2697 - -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10000 - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 5066 4310
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.8 11.8 9.93
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA - -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - -
Engine
Displacement
4.8L/293 3.6L/220 3.5L/212
Engine Oil Cooler
NA - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 5600 281 @ 6300 250 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SIDI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
305 @ 4600 266 @ 3400 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LY2 LLT NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 19 19
Transmission
Trans Type
4 6 5
Trans PTO Access
NA - -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.88 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.87 1.61
Trans Order Code
M30 MH6 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA - -
Trans Power Take Off
NA - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.41 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 4.48 2.70
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.84 1.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.16 4.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Tahoe Chevrolet Traverse Honda Pilot
Body Code
E52 - -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA - -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating - -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil springs Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 - TBD - 0.91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3250 - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.23 - -
Axle Type - Front
Independent - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3200 - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil springs Independent Multi-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.1 NA 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA w/Trailing Arms
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder - -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 5 5

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