2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Chevy Traverse

Drivers in the market for an attractive SUV with both practical and performance chops may be intrigued by the models in this 2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Chevy Traverse comparison. Each of these models has enough seating for a growing family, and plenty of cargo space, as well as attractive towing numbers.

The 2018 Dodge Durango offers spacious seating for between five and seven passengers, depending on whether or not SUV shoppers opt for a three-row model. With all seats folded down, the 2018 Durango can hold up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo. The 2018 Chevy Traverse is a larger midsize crossover and can hold up to eight passengers. Each of these vehicles comes with an attractive touchscreen infotainment system. The 2018 Traverse is available with either a seven- or eight-inch MyLink system, while the 2018 Dodge Durango comes with either a seven-inch or 8.4-inch Uconnect system.

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2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Chevy Traverse
$29,995 Starting MSRP $29,930

3.6-liter V-6

5.7-liter HEMI V-8

6.4-liter HEMI V-8

Engine Options 3.6-liter V-6
6,200/7,400/8,700 pounds Towing 5,000 pounds
19/26 mpg Mileage (city/highway) 18/27 mpg

Towing and Hauling with the 2018 Dodge Durango

When it comes to general transportation needs like passenger space and mileage, the midsize SUVs in this 2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Chevy Traverse comparison are neck and next. However, if drivers have towing and hauling needs, or want premium performance, the 2018 Dodge Durango immediately shoots to the head of this competition. The 2018 Chevy Traverse comes standard with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine rated for 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. While that is more than the 293 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque available on the base engine of the 2018 Dodge Durango, it is the only engine available on the Chevy SUV. In contrast, the Dodge model also offers a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 rated for 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet, and an elite 6.4-liter V-8 (available only on the all-new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT) that cranks out 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.

Drivers who need to tow and haul a boat or trailer for business or on the weekend will enjoy the versatility and power that the 2018 Dodge Durango brings to the road. Depending on the engine and model, the 2018 Durango can trailer either 6,200 pounds, 7,400 pounds, or 8,700 pounds. In contrast, the 2018 Chevy Traverse tops out at just 5,000 pounds of towing.

Either model in this comparison may be able to bring your to your destination, but drivers looking for premium towing and weekend adventuring will naturally flock to the 2018 Dodge Durango. Learn more about this model at Fury Motors South St. Paul by contacting a member of our sales team or scheduling a test drive today.

side view of a red 2018 Dodge Durango
two special editions of the 2018 Dodge Durango parked in a warehouse
view of the front seats of the 2018 Dodge Durango
steering wheel, infotainment system and dashboard of the 2018 Dodge Durango

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