2021 Dodge Durango Vs 2021 Chevy Traverse
With more three-row midsize SUVs coming onto the market, drivers looking for a vehicle that can haul seven or eight passengers have a lot more options than just a minivan. Two of the midsize SUVs that can meet that need are the 2021 Dodge Durango and 2021 Chevrolet Traverse.
2021 Dodge Durango
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The 2021 Dodge Durango has an immediate advantage vs the 2021 Chevy Traverse - it received a model refresh for the 2021 model year, which provides it with the latest in technology and gives it cutting-edge style.
The 2021 Dodge Durango is available in six model configurations: SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T, Citadel Anodized Platinum, and SRT 392. Starting at $46,745, the SXT model features Dodge's traditional 3.6-litre Pentastar VVT V6 engine, rear back-up camera and park assist, 18-inch wheels, seven-passenger seating, and automatic tri-zone temperature control.
The 2021 Dodge Durango lower models come standard with a the V6 engine, giving drivers a combined fuel economy of 11.3 L/100km. The R/T model comes standard with a 5.7-litre HEMI VVT V8 engine, and the SRT 392 model boasts a 6.4-litre HEMI SRT V8 that delivers 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. All come standard with all-wheel drive (AWD).
2021 Chevrolet Traverse
The 2021 Chevy Traverse is a fuel-efficient, striking minivan-alternative that provides plenty of space and ample power. However, its redesign was pushed back until 2022, making it slightly less attractive than other options, and it comes standard with front-wheel drive (FWD).
The 2021 Chevy Traverse is available in six model figurations: LS, LT Cloth, True North, RS, Premier, and High Country. Starting at $36,198, the base LS model comes standard with deep-tinted rear windows, dual-outlet exhaust, driver mode selector, and 18-inch wheels.
The 2021 Chevy Traverse comes standard with a 3.6-litre V6 engine and 9-speed transmission. FWD comes standard, but AWD is available on all models for a price. The V6 engine with FWD provides a fuel economy of 13.0 L/100km city and 8.8 L/100km highway with slightly lower fuel efficiency (13.6 / 9.6, respectively) for AWD.
2021 Chevrolet Traverse
The 2021 Dodge Durango and 2021 Chevy Traverse both often space, comfort, and capability for those wanting to haul more passengers and cargo without switching to a minivan. The Traverse does have a much lower starting price than the Durango, but that is because it lacks many of the standard features, including AWD, that drive up the Durango's price. For a better value and more powerful SUV, buyers should choose the 2021 Dodge Durango.