Compare 2009 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2008 Honda Pilot

2009 Chevrolet Traverse
2008 Honda Pilot
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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 16 22 $26,953 $29,745
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $29,031 $32,045
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 16 22 $31,019 $34,245
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 16 22 $30,477 $33,645
Pilot 2WD 4-Door SE 16 22 $28,625 $31,595
Pilot 2WD 4-Door VP 16 22 $25,010 $27,595
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX 15 20 $28,218 $31,145
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L 15 20 $30,297 $33,445
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 15 20 $32,285 $35,645
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 15 20 $31,742 $35,045
Pilot 4WD 4-Door SE 15 20 $29,890 $32,995
Pilot 4WD 4-Door VP 15 20 $26,275 $28,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,498
$26,953
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,215
$29,745
Monthly Payment Estimate
$520 / month
$496 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds. The 2008 Honda Pilot may not look cutting-edge, but it’s still one of the most family-friendly crossovers available.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
8 8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 61.6
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 30.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 40.1
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 49.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 61.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.1 153
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 38.6
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 57.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 59.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.4 66.7
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.4 77.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67.8 66.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
205.0 188.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.3 47.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
117.9 87.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 15.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 11.8 x - TBD -
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 x 0.8 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 20.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.0
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 3.22
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/70SR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/70SR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5066 4341
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 9.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SIDI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 240 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 244 @ 5750
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.57
Trans Order Code
MH6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.78
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.42
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.02
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.60
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Honda Pilot
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Trailing Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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