2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2020 Dodge Durango: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2020 Dodge Durango Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet
Traverse

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New 2020 Dodge Durango

2020 Dodge
Durango

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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $53,200
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$30,795 to $62,995
Invoice* $29,770 to $50,753 $30,502 to $61,496
MPG - City 17 - 18 13 - 19
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 19 - 26
Engine(s) V-6 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Traverse offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Dodge Durango, with comparable head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Traverse will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Dodge Durango.

Convenience
The Dodge Durango requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Chevrolet Traverse, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Traverse will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Dodge Durango. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Traverse carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Dodge Durango.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Traverse is much wider than the Dodge Durango, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Traverse takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Dodge Durango.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Chevrolet Traverse and the Dodge Durango are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse has a larger turning radius than the Dodge Durango, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Dodge Durango is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Traverse for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Traverse has a little less horsepower than the Dodge Durango.

Utility
The Chevrolet Traverse offers greater seating capacity than the Dodge Durango, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Chevrolet Traverse has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Dodge Durango.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Traverse comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Dodge Durango.