The Chevrolet Traverse vs Dodge Durango
There are a number of manufacturers putting their best foot forward within the class of SUV’s, and we should like to shine some light on one particular one: The Chevrolet Traverse. Its competition for this year includes models such as the Dodge Durango, but after conducting a short comparison we will outline the reasons why the Chevrolet Traverse is in fact a more favorable option.
The first feature that sets the Traverse apart from its Durango competition is the overall size of the vehicle. Shoppes in the market for an SUV are clearly seeking additional space, and that is exactly what they will get with the Chevrolet Traverse. The Traverse has the capability of seating up to 8 passengers, whereas the Durango can only seat 5. This is a huge determining factor. The Traverse also beats out the Durango in the categories of Second Head Room, Second Shoulder Room, Front Leg Room, Front Hip Room, Front Head Room, and more. The overall Cargo Volume to Seat 1 measures out to 98.3 ft^3, compared to 84.5 ft^3 of the Durango, meaning owners of this vehicle will be able to transport more goods and accessories along with the additional passengers.
The Chevrolet Traverse also has a larger, more powerful engine than much of its competition. The Traverse comes equipped with a 310-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine while the Dodge Durango houses a 3.6-liter V-6 engine with 293 horsepower. The Chevrolet Traverse also provides driver with a higher combined mpg of 27, whereas the Dodge Durango receives a combined mpg of 26.
Let’s not forget about the impressive safety features that the Chevrolet Traverse homes along with for the new year that also play into its favorability. To start, forward collision alert uses camera technology to alert drivers when vehicles in front of them are slowing down, front pedestrian braking will automatically apply the brakes if it senses an oncoming crash with a pedestrian, and lane keep assist will provide alerts and gentle steering wheel turns when the vehicle senses that is accidentally drifting out of its lane. Adding Teen Driver technology on top of this makes for a very attractive vehicle for families with children, as this technology allows parents to set speed alerts, a volume limit, and even implemented the industry’s’ first “in-vehicle report card” that will inform parents of how their children perform behind the wheel. It’s the added attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond that really set the Chevrolet Traverse apart from its competition for the year.