Our Enclave rental saw 26 mpg, two average on the highway a couple of years ago when we rented one. The 2018 Traverse sees 27 mpg @ 75 mph. So easily 30's at 65 mph.
The Honda minivan is just that light duty as once loaded has no towing capacity.After a number of failed transmissions, Honda settled a class-action lawsuit by replacing defective units and extending the warranty coverage on all 1999-2001 transmissions to 7 years or 100,000 miles.
Side impact is the second largest cause of vehicle death. The Odyessey standardize side impact airbags in 2005.
The Traverse offers AWD the Odyessey does not. It also offers a 5,000 towing capcity and handles it with ease. The Odyessey is unsettling and not safe near the limit due to the low tongue weight limit. The Traverse has the largest cargo area in the segment.
Our 2015 Equinox has held up to the abuse of our dogs and still looks new after 45,000 miles. The plastics can take sharper dog nails to the plastics and leather and just need a wiping of interior dressing to look new again. My father in law's old 2011 Toyota Corolla, on the other hand, the center dash has not held up well. It shows scratches just from normal use of 70-year olds and and looks worn at 55,000 miles.
The 45,000 mile Equinox 2.4l does not use oil, nor has it been to the dealership for repairs other than 2-years of free oil changes. Even running the engine to 5,000 rpms going up mountains on a 6,000 mile trip didn't phase it with two bikes hanging off the back and loaded up. The pass through Vail at +10,000 feet it had no problem at elevation. We even managed 45 mpg average over 25 miles coming down one pass...with AWD! It was entertaining blowing by RAV4'S and Kia' with the same 2.4l sized engine.