Compare 2012 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2012 Honda Pilot vs 2012 Toyota Highlander

2012 Chevrolet Traverse
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2012 Honda Pilot
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2012 Toyota Highlander
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $30,077 $31,660
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $33,022 $34,760
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $36,009 $37,905
Traverse AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $38,983 $41,035
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $28,177 $29,660
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $31,122 $32,760
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $34,109 $35,905
Traverse FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,083 $39,035
Select style
2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $28,778 $31,470
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $31,743 $34,720
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 18 25 $33,567 $36,720
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 18 25 $33,202 $36,320
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $26,179 $28,620
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 18 25 $35,984 $39,370
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,238 $33,070
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,202 $36,320
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 17 24 $35,026 $38,320
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 24 $34,661 $37,920
Pilot 4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $27,638 $30,220
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 17 24 $37,443 $40,970
Select style
4WD 4-Door V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 17 22 $28,161 $30,845
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $33,959 $37,195
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,366 $35,450
Highlander FWD 4-Door I4 20 25 $25,783 $28,240
Highlander FWD 4-Door I4 SE 20 25 $29,987 $32,845
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 18 24 $26,838 $29,395
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $32,635 $35,745
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $31,042 $34,000
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 28 28 $35,617 $38,715
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Limited 28 28 $40,598 $44,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,077
$28,778
$28,161
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,660
$31,470
$30,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$528 / month
$525 / month
$514 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
7.8
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. The 2012 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid to roomy, three-row family crossover wagons what the Camry is to mid-size sedans: comfortable, safe, and full-featured—but more than a little bland.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
8 8 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 48.4 42.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 62.2 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4 43.2
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 38.2 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 58.6 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 58.9 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 38.5 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.0 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.1 153.7 145.7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 56.9 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 61.5 59.7
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 32.1 29.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.8 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.8 67.7 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 8.0 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
205.0 191.4 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 72.7 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.4 67.5 64.0
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 109.2 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.4 78.5 75.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 18.0 10.3
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 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.8 13.1 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
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 - 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 21.0 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.9 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.7 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 19.0 17.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
QPR NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/60R18 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/60R18 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4859 4295 4266
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 9.93 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 253 @ 4800 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LLT NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/212 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 250 @ 5700 270 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.89 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.61 2.36
Trans Order Code
MH6 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.31 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.77 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.70 4.24
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.07 1.52
Trans Type
6 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - - TBD -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.61 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Honda Pilot Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-Over Strut MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 1.04 0.55
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 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-Arm Multi-link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 8.9 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 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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