Compare 2012 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2012 Honda Pilot vs 2012 Hyundai Veracruz

2012 Chevrolet Traverse
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2012 Honda Pilot
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2012 Hyundai Veracruz
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $28,177 $29,660
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $30,077 $31,660
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $31,122 $32,760
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $33,022 $34,760
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $34,109 $35,905
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $36,009 $37,905
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,083 $39,035
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $38,983 $41,035
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2WD 4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $26,179 $28,620
4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $27,638 $30,220
2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $28,778 $31,470
4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,238 $33,070
2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $31,743 $34,720
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 18 25 $33,202 $36,320
4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,202 $36,320
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 25 $33,567 $36,720
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
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 18 25 $35,984 $39,370
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 24 $37,443 $40,970
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FWD 4-Door GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door GLS 17 22 $26,908 $28,345
AWD 4-Door GLS 16 21 $28,694 $30,245
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 22 $32,000 $34,495
AWD 4-Door Limited 16 21 $33,564 $36,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,177
$26,179
$26,908
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,660
$28,620
$28,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$494 / month
$477 / month
$472 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
One of the best big crossovers for families needing seven-passenger capability, the 2012 Chevy Traverse is spacious and safe, though unexciting. 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. Comfortable and spacious, the 2012 Hyundai Veracruz lags in fuel economy, ultimate interior space and to some degree, techno features.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utililty
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 38.2 36.1
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 58.6 57.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 58.9 56.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 38.5 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.0 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.1 153.7 150.6
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 56.9 57.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 61.5 60.6
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 32.1 31.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.8 39.9
Passenger Capacity
8 8 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 48.4 45.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 62.2 60.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 8.0 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
205.0 191.4 190.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 71.0 68.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.4 67.5 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 109.2 110.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.4 78.5 76.6
Track Width, Front (in)
67.8 67.7 65.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 18.0 13.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.8 47.7 40.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.4 87.0 86.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 13.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.8 13.1 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 21.0 20.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.7 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 19.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.9 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/65R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/65R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPR NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 200 475
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4658 4299 4266
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 9.93 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD - 130
Engine
Fuel System
DI Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 253 @ 4800 257 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LLT NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/212 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 250 @ 5700 260 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.77 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.70 4.14
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.07 1.55
Trans Type
6 5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.61 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.89 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.61 2.37
Trans Order Code
MY9 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.31 3.20
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Honda Pilot Hyundai Veracruz
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-Over Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 1.04 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-Arm Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 8.9 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4 -
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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