The Perfect SUV For A Winter Vacation - The 2020 Honda Pilot in Clear Lake vs. 2020 Chevy Traverse


If you need to find a capable SUV for this year’s winter vacation, look no further than the 2020 Honda Pilot in Clear Lake! This Honda can handle anything out on the open road, and when we compare it to the Chevrolet Traverse, it becomes clear which one is best for your family.


With more cargo room, passenger space, and towing power than the Chevy Traverse, you’ll be able to invite friends along on your winter family vacation. If you don’t fill up the cabin with seven passengers, you can always collapse the third-row seat, which folds flat into the floor. If there will be passengers back there, they’ll be able to enjoy reclining middle and third-row seats for prolonged comfort. The Traverse can’t do that, nor does it have seats that fold into the floor. So you have an idea about how much more cargo room you’ll have in the Pilot, we’ve inserted a chart to compare the two SUVs:



Pilot

Traverse

Second Seat Folded

109 cubic feet

98.2 cubic feet


If you have cargo that extends beyond the trunk, the Pilot can pull it with a minimum towing capacity of 3500 pounds versus the Traverse’s 1500 pounds.


When you’re out on the road heading towards your destination, slick roads won’t be a problem as you’ll have optional drift compensation steering with the Pilot (a feature not found on the Traverse). This system can automatically compensate for tricky road conditions that would typically make you drift from side-to-side. Along with this, you’ll have access to Honda Sensing®, which is a suite of intelligent safety features that will put your mind at ease. With settings like Road Departure Mitigation and Lane Keeping Assist to keep you alert and in your lane, this additional steering assistance and braking ability will ensure you stay on the straight and narrow.


Not only does the Pilot have a better fuel economy (as stated in the chart below), but it also has an engine control system that can shut down half of its cylinders to improve fuel efficiency. The Traverse doesn’t offer a system like that, so it can’t improve its fuel economy.


MPG



Pilot


FWD

9-spd

3.5 SOHC V6

20 city/27 hwy•


6-spd

3.5 SOHC V6

19 city/27 hwy•

AWD

9-spd

3.5 SOHC V6

19 city/26 hwy•


6-spd

3.5 SOHC V6

18 city/26 hwy•



Traverse


FWD

9-spd

3.6 DOHC V6

18 city/27 hwy•

AWD

9-spd

3.6 DOHC V6

17 city/25 hwy•



If you want more information about the 2020 Honda Pilot in Clear Lake, visit our website to check out more specs. If you’re ready to get behind the wheel, our professional team at Honda of Clear Lake will be prepared and waiting to assist you!



•19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims. Based on 2020 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.