If you are in search of a new 3-row mid-size SUV that will complement your family's active and busy lifestyle, then you likely already have the 2018 Honda Pilot on your test drive list. Mid-size SUVs like the 2018 Pilot as well as the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse remain popular options for families that want a spacious cabin, smooth ride and dependable power. Keep reading to discover some of the key differences between the latest versions of mid-size SUVs from Honda and Chevrolet.
In the 2018 Honda Pilot, its 3.5-liter V6 engine yields slightly better city and highway fuel economy ratings than that of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and its 3.6-liter V6. Both of these SUVs are fitted with standard V6 power to deliver capable performance for hauling and towing. Even though the Traverse's V6 generates greater power, the Chevrolet SUV is a bit heavier than Honda's Pilot, so on-road performance feels similar between the two. For a thorough test drive and tour of the 2018 Honda Pilot near Clifton and Paterson, NJ, visit DCH Paramus Honda.
For a roomy cabin for your family and friends, both the 2018 Honda Pilot and Chevrolet Traverse offer 8-passenger seating. The 2018 Pilot from Honda boasts standard amenities in its LX base model that the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse does not, such as Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers, a Vehicle Anti-Theft System and a Keyless Start system. Several options that are available on the Pilot LX base model that are not available on the Traverse L base model include fog lamps, a roof rack, overhead console storage and a Rear Electronic Parking Aid.
If you are planning on towing with your new mid-size SUV and are considering the base models of the 2018 Honda Pilot and 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, you should take a close look at their recommended towing capacity. Every 2018 Pilot SUV provides a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, which should be more than plenty for your family's regular towing needs. The 2018 Traverse L base model is not recommended for towing, so you would need to upgrade to a different Traverse trim level to have a similar level of recommended towing capacity as you get standard on the 2018 Pilot from Honda.
When the time comes for a new family vehicle, a mid-size SUV like the 2018 Honda Pilot makes a lot of sense. DCH Paramus Honda invites drivers and families to our full-service Honda dealership and service center in Paramus, NJ to explore our selection of new Honda vehicles, including the 2018 Pilot 8-passenger SUV.