2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2021 Dodge Durango near Youngstown OH

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2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2021 Dodge Durango near Youngstown OH

2021 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

There are many compelling options when it comes to midsize three-row SUVs, which is among the fastest growing automotive segments. One of these is the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse, which is now available via the Taylor Auto Group. You can test-drive it at our Chevrolet dealership serving Youngstown Akron, or you can purchase or lease it by shopping Drive Taylor online. What sets the Traverse apart is that it is at the larger end of the spectrum for this segment and delivers more passenger volume, more cargo space and greater towing capabilities than most of the competition. Another compelling option in this space is the 2021 Dodge Durango. Join us as we compare the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2021 Dodge Durango to see how these two intriguing options measure up.

Youngstown OH - 2021 Chevrolet Traverse's Overview

Exterior – Chevrolet Dealer serving Youngstown OH

Both the Traverse and Durango have received facelifts for the 2021 model year, but Chevrolet and Dodge having taken very different approaches. The new Traverse style is based on the Suburban and Tahoe. It looks truck-like and features hard lines and angles. The Durango style is dictated by its front end, which mimics the muscular designs of the Charger and Challenger. The Traverse has a 120.9-inch wheelbase and measures 204.3 inches long. The 2021 Dodge Durango, on the other hand, has a 119.8-inch wheelbase and measures 200.8 inches long. All Durango models have an 8.1-inch minimum ground clearance, and the Traverse is a bit lower to the ground with a 7.51-inch ground clearance. In both cases, 18-inch alloy wheels are standard, and wheel sizes as large as 20 inches are available.

Youngstown OH - 2021 Chevrolet Traverse's Exterior

Interior – 2021 Chevrolet Traverse near Youngstown OH

When asked by customers to compare the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2021 Dodge Durango, seating and cargo space are often focal points. Traverse models can seat either seven or eight depending on whether you opt for a bench seat or captain’s chairs in the second row. The Durango offers seating for up to seven but as little as four, and the third row is actually an option that requires an additional cost. The Traverse provides an additional inch of legroom up front while legroom in the second and third rows is similar to the Durango. The dedicated cargo area is bigger in the Traverse—23.0 vs 17.2 cubic feet—and the overall cargo capacity is 98.2 cubes compared to 85.1 in the Dodge. You may see marketing claiming that the Durango offers more than 43 cubes of dedicated cargo space, but be mindful that those numbers refer to the Durango models that do not have the third-row seating.

Youngstown OH - 2021 Chevrolet Traverse's Interior

Chevrolet Traverse Mechanical specs

All Traverse models available at our location serving Youngstown Pittsburgh Akron have a 3.6-liter V6 engine under the hood. It makes 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Chevrolet marries this engine to a nine-speed automatic transmission. That transmission distributes power to the front wheels in the standard configuration, but all-wheel drive is an option at all trim levels above the base model. With the proper equipment, the Traverse can tow as much as 5,000 pounds. The standard engine for the Durango is also a 3.6-liter V6, which is rated for 295 hp and 260 lb.-ft. This engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic, and you have your choice of either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. With proper equipment the Durango can tow more than 6,000 pounds.

Youngstown OH - 2021 Chevrolet Traverse's Mechanical

Technology – 2021 Chevrolet Traverse dealer

The base Traverse features a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, a rearview monitor, voice recognition, onboard Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and much more. You also have the option of an 8-inch touchscreen and an integrated navigation system. The 2021 Dodge Durango offers similar standard and available equipment, but the base touchscreen is larger at 8.4 inches. With the Durango GT Plus trim and up, you have the option of a Technology Group that adds various driver assists, and these become standard with the Citadel and up. Chevrolet offers this tech much earlier in its lineup, and it offers a much more robust selection of driver assistance technologies as well.

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We hope that our 2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2021 Dodge Durango comparison has answered all of your questions, but if you want additional information, call or contact us online. You can test-drive the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse at our location serving Youngstown Akron. Appointments are not required, but you can set up your test-drive online. Our team can provide quotes and other details via email and text, and if you shop with us online via our website, we encourage you to tap the live chat button. We can explore the latest specials, provide personalized quotes and much more!


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