2016 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Traverse FWD LTZ

2016 Chevrolet Traverse

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

In the large three-row crossover SUV segment, the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse stands out with commanding performance, spacious seating and cargo areas, and premium technology features. All of this goes to making it an excellent choice in a large family vehicle for families in Bradenton and Tampa. It’s not alone, though, and the 2016 Honda Pilot is on some family’s list of models to check out. Still, a closer examination of these two models makes it clear that the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse excels in several critical categories. If you agree, then make your way to Cox Chevrolet, located at 2900 Cortez Rd. W. in Bradenton, FL to check it out in person.


When you want a little more power behind the wheel, go with the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, as it comes with a standard 3.6L V6 engine that makes a confident 281 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. Opt for the LTZ trim level, and you’ll get a dual exhaust system that bumps performance to 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Honda Pilot, on the other hand, gets a 3.5L V6 engine that gets a lower 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, and there’s no option of a performance upgrade.

Cargo Space

For many large crossover SUV shoppers, passenger and cargo space are top priorities. While both models come with voluminous cabins with seating for up to eight passengers, the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse offers up quite a bit more cargo space at 24.4 cubic feet, which is be plenty of space for a typical family trip.

For occasions when you need a lot more space, the second and third rows open up to offer up a max cargo volume of a cavernous 116.3 cubic feet. The 2016 Honda Pilot only gets 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seats, which could be a limiting factor for some trips. Open up the second and third rows, and the Pilot comes in under the Traverse with a max cargo volume of 109.2 cubic feet.

Advanced Features

Stay connected and safe with the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse’s advanced features.

  • 2016 Chevrolet Traverse Features: Even the base trim of the Chevrolet Traverse comes with a new and faster version of the automaker’s advanced OnStar telematics system, which gets you emergency roadside assistance, stolen vehicle assistance, navigation, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that connects up to seven devices to the Internet.
  • 2016 Honda Pilot Features: The Honda Pilot base trim doesn’t come with a telematics system, and even the more expensive Honda Pilot trim levels that do have telematics don’t offer a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is on Sale Now at Cox Chevrolet!

If you’re interested in checking out a premium large crossover SUV for yourself, then come to Cox Chevrolet to take the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse for a spin. You can contact our sales associates to find out more!