2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Chevy Tahoe

side by side images of the 2018 Dodge Durango and 2018 Chevy Tahoe crossovers

When it comes to finding the right SUV, vehicle shoppers have a dizzying array of options, including midsize and full-size models that are sometimes hard to tell apart. In this 2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Chevy Tahoe comparison, we are looking at two models that are not exactly in the same class. The 2018 Dodge Durango is a midsize crossover SUV that is available with five-, six-, or seven-passenger seating and several engine options. This crossover is even available with an elite SRT powertrain option designed for premium speed and performance. In contrast, the 2018 Chevy Tahoe is a full-size SUV designed for larger practical transportation. It seats seven or eight passengers.

Even though the 2018 Chevy Tahoe is the larger model and has a significantly higher starting MSRP, if falls behind the 2018 Dodge Durango in several key areas.

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2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Chevy Tahoe
$29,995 Starting MSRP $47,500
3.6-L V-6 (293 hp) Standard Engine 5.3-L V-8 (355 hp)
19/26 mpg Base Fuel Economy (city/highway) 16/23 mpg
6,200 to 8,700 pounds Max. Towing Capacity 6,400 to 6,600 pounds

Cargo Space and Towing on the 2018 Dodge Durango

The Tahoe is the larger model in this 2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Chevy Tahoe comparison, but its ability to tow and haul is not as dominating as you might think. The 2018 Tahoe offers up to 94.7 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats folded down, while the 2018 Dodge Durango offers up to 84.5 cubic feet. While ten cubic feet can be a large cargo advantage, the 2018 Dodge Durango balances that out with a significant lead on affordability when it comes to mileage and vehicle price.

The 2018 Dodge Durango also has a surprising strength when it comes to towing. While the base 6,400 pounds of towing capacity on the 2018 Tahoe is slightly higher than the starting towing capacity of the 2018 Durango with its base 3.6-liter V-6 engine, drivers who opt for the 5.7-liter V-8 on the Durango can haul up to 7,400 pounds, and the 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 on the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT can even deliver a Best-in-Class 8,700 pounds of trailering. Both of these numbers are significantly higher than what the 2018 Chevy Tahoe can offer, even though this model is larger than the Dodge.

If you are interested in learning more about the 2018 Dodge Durango in St. Paul MN, or even test driving the power and comfort available with this versatile midsize SUV, contact a member of the Fury Motors South St. Paul sales team today.

 

bold front view of a red 2018 Dodge Durango
steering wheel and Uconnect infotainment system on the 2018 Dodge Durango
a red and white 2018 Dodge Durango parked in a warehouse
side view of a black 2018 Dodge Durango parked in front of an apartment

 

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