The 2014 Chevy Traverse vs. the 2013 Honda Pilot

Chevrolet TraverseA substantial amount of passenger and cargo room, along with engine power to match, makes the eight-seat 2014 Chevy Traverse a great choice for families around Bradenton and Tampa. It also comes with a full suite of excellent features, including Bluetooth connectivity for handsfree calling and a color touch radio.

The similarly priced 2013 Honda Pilot may seat eight passengers, but it misses much of the power and features enjoyed by Traverse drivers. Here’s how the two models match up.

Vehicle Power and Towing Capability

Both the Traverse and the Pilot come equipped with a V6 engine. Traverse drivers, though, have access to a tough 281 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque at their disposal, compared with the 250 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque on the Honda Pilot.

All Traverse models have a tow rating of 5200 pounds, compared with the ratings of 2000 pounds on 2WD Pilot models and 4500 pounds on 4WD models. Despite this difference in performance, both vehicles get roughly the same estimated fuel economy. So for families that require plenty of pulling power, whether if it’s for the boat, trailer, or camper, the Traverse might be the better option.

Vehicle Features

As for features, there are a few options that come standard on the Traverse that are absent from the base Pilot. These include:

  • Driver lumbar support
  • Satellite radio
  • An onboard handsfree communication system for accessing different media functions
  • A rear spoiler

Test Drive the New Traverse at Cox Chevy in Bradenton

Interested in taking the 2014 Traverse out for a test drive? We encourage you to stop by our dealership! Cox Chevy is located at 2900 Cortez Road W, in Bradenton, a short drive from many different communities around Sarasota, Tampa, and St. Petersburg.

Our family has been selling Chevy’s on the Suncoast for over 80 years. We’ve stayed in business that long thanks to our lasting dedication to personalized customer relations, dependable service, and great prices.