Compare 2014 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2014 Honda Pilot vs 2014 Mazda CX-9

2014 Chevrolet Traverse
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2014 Honda Pilot
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2014 Mazda CX-9
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Select style
AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $31,483 $32,795
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $34,209 $36,010
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $36,921 $38,865
Traverse AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $40,659 $43,255
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $29,563 $30,795
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $32,309 $34,010
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $35,021 $36,865
Traverse FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $38,779 $41,255
Select style
2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $29,189 $31,920
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $32,153 $35,170
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 18 25 $33,977 $37,170
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 18 25 $33,612 $36,770
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $27,137 $29,670
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 18 25 $36,394 $39,820
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,648 $33,520
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,612 $36,770
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 17 24 $35,437 $38,770
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 24 $35,072 $38,370
Pilot 4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $28,596 $31,270
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 17 24 $37,854 $41,420
Select style
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $34,658 $36,625
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $29,885 $31,575
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $32,243 $34,070
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $33,157 $35,035
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $28,382 $29,985
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $30,739 $32,480

Pricing

Invoice Price

$31,483
$29,189
$34,658

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$32,795
$31,920
$36,625

Monthly Payment Estimate

$547 / month
$532 / month
$610 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
7.6
7.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse offers up all the practicality, space, and features that will make a big family happy--provided you prefer an understated style. Despite the 2014 Honda Pilot's truck-like exterior, it's one of more practical and family-friendly models on of the market today. The 2014 Mazda CX-9 is one of the most engaging large crossovers from the driver's seat; but the CX-9 is no standout for efficiency, like the brand's newer cars.

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Fuel Economy

City

16 mpg 18 mpg 16 mpg

Highway

23 mpg 25 mpg 22 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Third Shoulder Room (in)

57.60 58.9 56.9

Second Leg Room (in)

36.80 38.5 39.8

Front Head Room (in)

40.40 40 39.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

150.8 153.7 139.4

Second Hip Room (in)

57.80 56.9 56

Front Shoulder Room (in)

61.50 61.5 59.4

Third Leg Room (in)

33.20 32.1 32.4

Second Head Room (in)

39.40 39.8 39

Passenger Capacity

8 8 7

Third Hip Room (in)

48.30 48.4 43.7

Second Shoulder Room (in)

61.00 62.2 58.7

Front Leg Room (in)

41.30 41.4 40.9

Third Head Room (in)

37.80 38.2 35.4

Front Hip Room (in)

58.00 58.6 56.5

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - 30.9

Track Width, Rear (in)

67.10 67.5 64.7

Wheelbase (in)

118.90 109.2 113.2

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

NA - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

78.50 78.5 76.2

Track Width, Front (in)

67.30 67.7 65.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.20 8 -

Length, Overall (in)

203.70 191.4 200.2

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

NA - -

Height, Overall (in)

69.90 70.7 68

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - 48.9

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

70.3 47.7 48.3

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - - 58.5

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - - 34.8

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - - -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

116.3 87 100.7

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

NA - 19

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

24.4 18 17.2

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - - 46.1

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.8 x 1.1 13 12.6

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 12.8

Brake Type

Pwr 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22.0 21 20.1

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

N/A - -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.1 - -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.4 37.9 37.4

Steering Type

Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.89 - -

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P245/70R17 P235/60TR18 P245/50VR20

Rear Tire Order Code

QPR NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/70R17 P235/60TR18 P245/50VR20

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

QPR NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

QD6 NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

520 200 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

780 200 350

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5200 2000 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5200 2000 3500

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

- 2000 3500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4844 4299 4559

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 18 X 6.5 20 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 18 X 6.5 20 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

11.8 - -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

660 550 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

170 130 110

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

266 @ 3400 253 @ 4800 270 @ 4250

Engine Order Code

LLT NA NA

Displacement

3.6L/217 3.5 L/212 3.7 L/227

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

281 @ 6300 250 @ 5700 273 @ 6250

Engine Type

Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

23 25 (Est) 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

16 18 (Est) 16

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

19 21 (Est) 18

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA - -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.842 1.07 1.55

Trans Type

6 5 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA - -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.000 0.61 0.86

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.882 1.89 3.39

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.872 1.61 2.37

Trans Order Code

M7X NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.16 4.31 3.46

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.414 0.77 1.15

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA - -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.742 - 0.69

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.484 2.70 4.15

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Traverse Honda Pilot Mazda CX-9

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA - -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs Strut Strut

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - -

Suspension Type - Rear

Linked H-Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs Multi-Link Multi-Link

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - -

Suspension Type - Front

Coil-Over Strut Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.7 8.7 (Est) 10.1 (Est)

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

3 (2012) NA -

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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