2018 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

2018 Honda Pilot exterior front fascia and drivers side parked on grass vs 2018 Chevy Traverse exterior front fascia and passenger side going fast on road

Whether you are looking for an SUV for family vacations, or just to use as a main vehicle, picking the right one for you and your family can be arduous. Thankfully, you can now skip some of the digging as we tell you how the 2018 Honda Pilot holds up against one of its common competitors: the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.

For this comparison, we will be looking specifically at the 2018 Honda Pilot LX 4dr SUV with the 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine. It is compared against the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse L 4dr SUV with the 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine. We will be taking a look at various specs and features that usually come up when people are shopping for their new SUV. This includes power, fuel efficiency, and seating space both vehicles offer.

Now, let’s see what these two vehicles have to offer their potential drivers.

2018 Honda Pilot


2018 Chevrolet Traverse

262 ft-lbs Torque 260 ft-lbs
19/27/22 mpg* EPA-Estimated Fuel Efficiency city/hwy/combined* 18/27/21 mpg
19.5 gal Fuel Capacity 19.0 gal
8 Seating Capacity 8

Advantages of the 2018 Honda Pilot

As you can see in the table above, both vehicles gave the other strong competition. However, the Honda Pilot has just a bit of an edge over the Chevy Traverse. Here’s why: the 2018 Honda Pilot offers a bit more power when it comes to torque. It generates 262 feet-pounds, compared to the 2018 Chevy Traverse, which gives 260 ft-lbs of torque.

When it comes to fuel efficiency, the Honda Pilot also beats out the Chevrolet Traverse by 1 mile per gallon. It has an EPA-estimated 19/27/22 miles per gallon for city/highway/combined. The Chevy Traverse has 1 mpg less when it comes to city driving, thereby knocking its combined mpg down by 1. However, The Honda Pilot also has a slightly larger fuel tank, which means that, combined with its slightly better fuel efficiency, you may find yourself stopping for gas less, depending on driving conditions and your driving style.

The two are tied when it comes to seating capacity, both being able to seat up to 8 people.

The Chevy Traverse certainly gave the Honda Pilot a run for its money, but in the end, the Honda Pilot pulled ahead of its competition. Have any more questions about the 2018 Honda Pilot? Feel free to contact us here at Cale Yarborough Honda!

* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.