Compare the Chevrolet Traverse to the Dodge Durango

2017 Chevy Traverse 2017 Dodge Durango
MSRP: $28,700 MSRP: $29,995
MPG: Up To 15 City / 22 Highway MPG: Up to 19 City / 26 Highway
0-60: 6.8 seconds 0-60: 7.4 sec

3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain


3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain

Fuel Economy

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Chevrolet Traverse uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Durango with the 5.7 V8 engine requires mid-grade for maximum efficiency, which can cost 5 to 40 cents more per gallon.


Vehicle Safety

For enhanced safety, the front shoulder belts of the Chevrolet Traverse are height-adjustable, and the middle and rear seat shoulder belts have child comfort guides to move the belt to properly fit children. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages children to buckle up. The Dodge Durango doesn’t offer comfort guides on its middle or rear seat belts.

The Traverse offers an optional front seat center airbag, which deploys between the driver and front passenger, protecting them from injuries caused by striking each other in serious side impacts. The Durango doesn’t offer front seat center airbags.

The Traverse’s lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane. The Durango doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

Both the Traverse and the Durango have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available all wheel drive, collision warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.


Warranty Coverage

As is typical for all Chevy and Dodge cars, both the Traverse and the Journey feature 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited warranties. When it comes down to the PowerTrain warranty, Chevy features a 5-year/60,000 mile warranty and Dodge features a 5-year/100,000 mile warranty.

In addition, the Chevy Traverse and the Dodge Durango both feature Roadside Assistance Programs. These programs feature the following services:

<> > Lockout Service – you will be assisted when you accidentally lock your keys inside the vehicle.

<> > Flat Tire Change – a spare will be installed for you.

<> > Fuel Delivery – If you run out of gas, $5 worth of fuel will be brought to you to get you back on the road.

<> > Emergency Towing – your car will be towed to your nearest dealer.

<> > Jump-Starts – you will be assisted if you need your car jump-started.

From the warranties listed so far, it may seem like the Dodge Durango is the better choice.  That, however, is not the case.  The Chevy Traverse features a unique warranty that the Dodge Durango doesn’t cover and that is the 2-year/24,000 mile scheduled maintenance warranty.  You may be wondering what exactly that means.  For 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever one comes first), Chevrolet will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance on your car.  This warranty literally shows how Chevy is willing to go that extra mile.  24,000 miles to be exact!



With its excellent warranty coverage and vehicle safety, the 2017 Chevy Traverse is a better choice than the Dodge Durango for vehicle reliability and driver safety.

And where better to shop for your Chevy Traverse than at one of the three George Weber Chevrolet locations near you!? There is a reason Weber Chevrolet has been the favored choice of St. Louisans for 114 years. So swing by and let us show you our large inventory of Chevy Traverses and other great vehicles!

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