Compare 2012 Dodge Durango vs 2012 Chevrolet Traverse

2012 Dodge Durango
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2WD 4-Door SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 16 23 $27,656 $28,995
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 23 $29,444 $30,960
AWD 4-Door SXT 16 22 $29,723 $31,195
AWD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $31,374 $33,010
2WD 4-Door Crew 16 23 $32,024 $33,795
2WD 4-Door R/T 14 20 $33,844 $35,795
AWD 4-Door Crew 16 22 $34,091 $35,995
AWD 4-Door R/T 13 20 $36,275 $38,395
2WD 4-Door Citadel 16 23 $38,576 $40,995
AWD 4-Door Citadel 16 22 $40,643 $43,195
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $28,177 $29,660
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $30,077 $31,660
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $31,122 $32,760
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $33,022 $34,760
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $34,109 $35,905
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $36,009 $37,905
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,083 $39,035
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $38,983 $41,035
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,656
$28,177
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,995
$29,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$483 / month
$494 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Call it the anti-crossover: the Dodge Durango does SUV dirty work, but carries itself like a civilized family wagon. One of the best big crossovers for families needing seven-passenger capability, the 2012 Chevy Traverse is spacious and safe, though unexciting.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 62.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.2 153.1
Third Leg Room (in)
31.5 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.4
Third Hip Room (in)
42.8 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 61.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.3
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 59.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 57.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67.4
Wheelbase (in)
119.8 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.2 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 78.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 67.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 7.2
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 205.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
70.9 70.4
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 68.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
84.5 116.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 24.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.6 13.0 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.3 12.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.7 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TP5 QPR
Front Tire Size
P265/60R18 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
TP5 QPR
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60R18 P245/70R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
930 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4756 4658
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750 660
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 170
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
ERB LLT
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 281 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection DI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.87
Trans Order Code
DGJ MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Chevrolet Traverse
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Linked H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
SLA Coil-Over Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 9.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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