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If you’re looking for a vehicle with generous cargo capacity and plenty of power, you might be considering the 2017 Honda Pilot and the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse. Both of these midsize SUVs could meet the needs of you and your family, but when it comes to fuel economy and passenger room, there are some important differences you should consider. Drivers from Frankfort and Orland Park will want to read on to see how these two SUVs compare.

Fuel Economy

Three-row SUVs aren’t always known for their fuel economy, but one of these models doesn’t follow that trend. Let’s see which one will save you money at the pump this summer.

  • With front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission, the Traverse gets 22 mpg highway/15 mpg city/18 mpg combined in EPA estimates.
  • The most efficient configuration of the Pilot is the Touring Trim. It receives a nine-speed transmission with front-wheel drive, and it reaches 27 mpg highway/20 mpg city/23 mpg combined* in EPA estimates.

Whether you’re taking the Pilot out on a long road trip, or just driving around Orland Park, you’ll save money on fuel.

Passenger Space

Both the Pilot and the Traverse offer room for up to eight passengers in three rows of seating. However, overall passenger volume in the Traverse is 150.8 cubic feet, while the Pilot Elite gets 153.1 cubic feet of passenger room. That gives you more second and third row headroom, second row legroom, front and second row shoulder room, and front and third row hip room. If you’re planning on hauling a full load of passengers around Frankfort and Orland Park, the Pilot is worth a closer look.

Drive the Pilot in Orland Park

When you’re ready to see what the 2017 Honda Pilot can offer firsthand, visit Community Honda of Orland Park. Our 24-Hour Test Drive program allows you to drive the Civic, Accord, Pilot, or any other Honda vehicle overnight to make sure it fits your needs. In addition, our dedicated sales team will make your car buying experience easy, and our financing department can help you acquire a low-cost auto loan. We’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL. You can also call us 844-391-9663 with any questions you might have about the lineup of Honda vehicles.