Both of these vehicles offer a lot of standard equipment for the money. The Traverse might look like a good buy, but that doesn’t mean it’s a the best value. The 2016 Honda Pilot not only gives you more standard equipment, it’s a better buy and a better value because it offers superior fuel economy, a higher ALG residual value estimate, and more versatility. Take a look at how these vehicles compare when it comes to value.
Honda Pilot and Chevy Traverse Pricing
The Pilot is priced at $30,145 MSRP* for the 2WD LX. The Chevrolet Traverse starts at $28,700 MSRP for the LS FWD base model. So what does the Honda gives you for that slight price premium?
- The Honda Pilot offers an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway/22 mpg combined in front-wheel drive, 6-speed automatic configuration,** compared to the 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway/19 mpg combined rating that the Traverse earns.
- The Pilot gives you active head restraints in front, and second- and third-row head restraints, in order to help prevent rear-end collision neck injuries. The Traverse does not offer any head restraints.
- The Honda Pilot gives you more space in the cabin than the Traverse.
- The Honda Pilot will pull 3,500 pounds in the 2WD LX model, while the Traverse will only tow up to 2,000 pounds.
- The Pilot gives you stylish and lightweight alloy wheels, while the base Traverse uses cheap steel wheels to save costs.
- The Pilot has an ALG residual value estimate of 56% at 36 months and 40% at 60 months. The Traverse has an ALG estimate of 44% at 36 months and 28% at 60 months.
In addition to those differences, the Honda Pilot is available with the Honda Sensing suite of safety features in all trim levels. This package includes important features like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and prevention, and lane departure warning and prevention systems. The Traverse is available with forward collision and lane departure warnings, but no automatic braking systems are offered.
Ready to Test Drive the Pilot?
Visit or contact your local West Michigan Honda Dealer today to set up a test drive and see for yourself what the 2016 Honda Pilot has to offer.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set their own prices.
**Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.