2011 Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
vs. 2011 Honda
Pilot EX

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

9.7

starting from

$55,520

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

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Quite powerful
320 HP @ 5,400 RPM
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Good cargo space
108.9 ft3
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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
9.1"
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
2011 Honda Pilot EX

9.6

Runner-up

Honda Pilot EX

starting from

$31,980
"The Pilot capitalizes on its reputation for reliability."
automobilemag.com | talking about the Pilot's build-quality
"A reputation for consistent quality."
automobilemag.com | talking about the Pilot's noise

Reasons to buy the Honda Pilot EX

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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
4 stars
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Better suspension
Independent
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Very inexpensive
$31,980
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Average city fuel efficiency
17 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.5
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • Leather comes standard on the Tahoe LTZ; the Pilot EX only offers cloth seats
Cost 8.8 vs 10.0
2011 Honda Pilot EX Winner: Pilot EX
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  • The best price we've seen is $23,540 cheaper (more than 40% less), $31,980 vs $55,520
  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg vs 15 mpg
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • You won't find this in the Pilot EX, but the Tahoe LTZ's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 64.1 ft3 vs 58.9 ft3
  • Room for around 30% more stuff, 108.9 ft3 vs 87.0 ft3
Crash Test Ratings 9.1 vs 10.0
2011 Honda Pilot EX Winner: Pilot EX
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  • The Pilot EX has 1.7x less risk of rolling over, 4 stars vs 3 stars
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Tahoe LTZ; but it's not available at all on the Pilot EX
  • The Tahoe LTZ has 3 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 10 vs 7
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Performance 9.9 vs 10.0
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  • Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both take longer to stop from 60mph
Overall 9.7 vs 9.6

Luxury Features

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Honda Pilot EX Honda
Pilot EX
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Tahoe LTZ; the Pilot EX only offers cloth seats

Cost

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Honda Pilot EX Honda
Pilot EX
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MSRP $55,520 vs $31,980 The Pilot EX has a great price, but the Tahoe LTZ is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 17 mpg The Pilot EX has OK city mileage, while the Tahoe LTZ is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Practicality

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Honda Pilot EX Honda
Pilot EX
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Passengers 8 vs 8 People mover
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Cargo space 108.9 ft3 vs 87.0 ft3 The Tahoe LTZ has lots of cargo room and the Pilot EX is pretty good
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front seats 64.1 ft3 vs 58.9 ft3 The Tahoe LTZ has roomy front seats and the Pilot EX is OK
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Base payload capacity 1705 lb vs 1320 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the Pilot EX, but the Tahoe LTZ's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 8 vs 12 Both have a good number of cupholders but the Pilot EX is particularly good
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Crash Test Ratings

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Honda Pilot EX Honda
Pilot EX
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 4 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the Tahoe LTZ
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars OK protection, 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 4 stars The Tahoe LTZ is 1.5x safer than the Pilot EX

Entertainment System

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Honda Pilot EX Honda
Pilot EX
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Number of speakers 10 vs 7 The Tahoe LTZ has more speakers and the Pilot EX is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Yes The Tahoe LTZ has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Tahoe LTZ; but it's not available at all on the Pilot EX

Safety Features

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Honda Pilot EX Honda
Pilot EX
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs None

Performance

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Honda Pilot EX Honda
Pilot EX
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Horsepower 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM vs 250 HP @ 5,700 RPM The Tahoe LTZ is fairly powerful, but the Pilot EX is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The Tahoe LTZ has more gears and the Pilot EX is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.4 lb/hp vs 17.2 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Tahoe LTZ will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Pilot EX
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.0 ft vs 38.6 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Road Tests

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Honda Pilot EX Honda
Pilot EX
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0-60 mph 8.4 seconds vs 9.1 seconds The Tahoe LTZ's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Pilot EX is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 144 ft vs 149 ft Both take longer to stop from 60mph
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1/4 mile 16.6 s @ 86 mph vs 17.1 s @ 83 mph The Tahoe LTZ's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Pilot EX's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.76 g
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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2011 Honda Pilot EX 2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Pilot EX vs 4Runner SR5
2011 Honda Pilot EX-L 2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum Pilot EX-L vs Sequoia Platinum
2011 Honda Pilot EX-L 2011 Nissan Armada Platinum Pilot EX-L vs Armada Platinum
2011 Honda Pilot EX 2011 Toyota Sienna XLE Pilot EX vs Sienna XLE

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