Are you on the hunt for a new family SUV? If you've been searching, you know that there's a wealth of choices available, and it's not hard to get overwhelmed. To help with your research, the team at Dralle Chevrolet Buick has written the following head-to-head assessment of two popular options - the 2019 Chevy Traverse vs. the 2019 Honda Pilot.

Continue reading to see how the 2019 Chevy Traverse LT Leather, starting at $39,000 MSRP, and the 2019 Honda Pilot EX-L, starting at $37,760 MSRP, stack up against each other. If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact our Chevy dealership in Peotone, IL online or by calling (708) 258-5209.


V6 engines can be found under the hood of both the Traverse and the Pilot. However, the 3.6L powering the Chevy Traverse boasts more horsepower and torque, providing a more dynamic driving experience. Browse the table to find specs for both engines below.

Chevy Traverse LT LeatherModel Honda Pilot EX-L
3.6L V6Engine3.5L V6
310 HPHorsepower280 HP
266 lb.-ft.Torque262 lb.-ft.
18 city / 27 highwayFuel Economy19 city / 27 highway
Up to 5,000 lbs.Towing CapacityUp to 5,000 lbs.


When you have your family in tow, you need a safe SUV. Both of these vehicles will have your back with advanced safety tech, adding peace of mind to your drive. The Honda Sensing® system equipped in the Pilot is capable, but our experts agree that you'll be more impressed with the safety suite of the Traverse, which includes:

  • Rear vision camera
  • Lane change alert with side blind zone alert
  • Teen driver technology
  • OnStar® and Chevrolet Connected Services capable
  • Rear seat reminder
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Rear park assist


With leather-appointed seating, tri-zone automatic climate control, and power liftgates, the Traverse and Pilot offer exceptional amenities. However, the Traverse takes it a step further than the Honda SUV, with upgrades not found in the Pilot. Those features include:

  • 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar
  • 6-way power front passenger seat with power lumbar
  • Remote start


Your new midsize SUV should be equipped with the latest technology, so you'll be interested in learning about what the Traverse and Pilot offer. The Chevy SUV matches many of the features included in the Honda Pilot, like Bluetooth® technology and SiriusXM® radio. But the Traverse also packs features not found in the Honda, including:

  • Chevrolet infotainment system with 8-in. color touchscreen
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capable
  • Driver information center with 4.2-in. multi-color display


If you've decided that the 2019 Chevy Traverse is the reliable SUV that your family needs, set up a test drive appointment today to experience this confident vehicle for yourself! Browse all of the models available at Dralle Chevrolet Buick in our Traverse inventory, then schedule a test drive with our online form. To speak with a Dralle representative directly, call (708) 258-5209.