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2018 Dodge Durango vs. Its Competition

2018 Dodge Durango GT Rallye Appearance package
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

If you’re seeking a corner-carving crossover with room for seven in a pinch, the Mazda CX-9 should be in your shopping list.

It’s not the most versatile, but it’s a lot of fun and is priced right, too.

The Volkswagen Atlas goes in the opposite direction with its roomy interior and dull demeanor.

Pick the Toyota Highlander if all you need is a roomy appliance that does everything above average, or admit that a minivan is what you really need and test-drive the brilliant Chrysler Pacifica.

But if it’s a muscular crossover capable of towing that you want, the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe is newly available in a sporty configuration with Brembo brakes.

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Quick Specs
6.5
The 2018 Dodge Durango prioritizes fun over practicality, but we’re fine with that.
6.6
The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe lineup grows in all the right ways for 2018.
8.2
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a winner, combining our favorite minivan with a fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain and useful 33-mile electric range
6.7
The 2018 Mazda CX-9 meets or exceeds expectations for what a mainstream three-row crossover can be. Have you seen it?
6.8
The 2018 Toyota Highlander delivers much of what families want in a three-row crossover at a reasonable price; the Highlander Hybrid is icing on the cake.
6.5
The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas does little wrong, but it's light on personality and a little low-rent inside—and it guzzles fuel. It's worth a look, but mostly rivals do more for less.
MSRP From     
$29,995$47,500$26,995$32,130$31,230$30,750
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas/Ethanol V8Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AN/A2WD MinivansSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
SXT RWD2WD 4-Door LSL FWDSport FWDLE I4 FWD (Natl)2.0T S FWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
587787
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehiclePassenger VanSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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