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Honda Pilot vs. Chevrolet Traverse

Is the 2016 Honda Pilot More Affordable Than the Chevy Traverse?

When it comes to value, the 2016 Honda Pilot beats the Chevy Traverse straight down the line. It starts with price and continues with operating costs and long-term value. If you are looking for the best investment, you want to put a 2016 Honda Pilot from Troy Honda at the top of your shopping list.


When it comes to the ALG resale value, the Traverse retains only 41 percent of its value at the three-year mark, while the Honda Pilot holds at 58 percent. At the five-year mark, the Traverse value drops to 28 percent, while the Honda Pilot holds at 41 percent. The savings continue with fuel economy.

Fuel Economy

The Pilot gets 22 miles per gallon (mpg) combined, while the Traverse gets 19 mpg combined. While the Pilot earns 19/27 mpg city/highway, the Traverse earns only 17/24 mpg. These significant differences can cost you greatly over the years in the Royal Oaks, Michigan, area. The fuel calculator at the U.S. Department of Energy website predicts that the Pilot will save $350 compared to the Traverse in yearly fuel costs. Whether your family lives in Birmingham or Rochester, MI, you are sure to appreciate the savings on all the new cars for sale at Troy Honda.


These figures wouldn't matter to Troy drivers if the Honda Pilot wasn't a superior product. Left Lane News, Kelley Blue Book, and Edmunds all seem to agree that the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot is a standout. The smaller Pilot even manages to offer a bigger cabin with 152 cubic feet, while the Traverse offers 150 cubic feet.

If you are ready to invest in a better vehicle for your family, check out the 2016 Honda Pilot at Troy Honda in Troy, Michigan. Visit us today or contact us online today to take a test drive and discover all of the Pilot's secrets.

Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.


  • Fuel economy: https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=36414&id=35059

  • Chrome Data: http://automobiles.honda.com/tools/compare/results.aspx#hondatrim=41150&comptrim1=38764&comptrim2=40704&comptrim3=38964

US News:

  • U.S. News: http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/rankings/Affordable-SUVs-with-3-Rows/

  • Edmunds: http://www.edmunds.com/honda/pilot/2016/review/#overview-pod-anchor

  • Edmunds: http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/Chevrolet_Traverse/