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The 2023 Chevrolet Traverse is a reasonably popular SUV on the market. However, it’s not necessarily the best in its class. Many people choose the 2023 Durango for their new full-size SUV. Not only does it provide much more stable performance, but it also has an arguably better cabin than the Chevy Traverse interior. 

Here’s why the 2023 Dodge Durango beats the 2023 Chevy Traverse. 

The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat exists 

2023 Chevrolet Traverse
2023 Chevrolet Traverse | Chevrolet

The Dodge Durango, in all trims, is one of the best SUVs of its size regarding performance. According to Car and Driver, the base engine option is a V6 paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with a maximum output of 295. This is the most efficient engine option in the 2023 Durango. There is also a V8 engine with a maximum output of 360 horsepower. 

However, arguably the best trim of the Durango is the SRT Hellcat. This one has a hefty supercharged 6.2-liter engine under its hood that produces 710 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. It also uses an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 3.6 seconds. 

The 2023 Chevy Traverse has comparable performance to the Durango. A 310 horsepower V6 engine powers it. This Chevrolet SUV is also reasonably quick as it accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in about 6.8 seconds. This puts it in line with the lower-tier trims of the 2023 Durango. 

The Chevy Traverse interior is less exciting than the Durango cabin 

2023 Durango interior
2023 Dodge Durango SRT | Stellantis

The 2023 Durango has a pretty impressive interior. It may not have as much passenger space in the second or third rows, but it’s a well-balanced interior that provides a great deal of comfort. In addition, the materials used for the Durango interior are all mostly top-notch, which adds to the overall look of the SUV. One of the best parts is that the SUV can fit up to 30 suitcases with the seats folded, helping make it a superb family vehicle. 

While the Chevy Traverse interior is pretty impressive, it’s not as exciting as that of the Durango. It provides a great deal of space, but most features that make the interior great are reserved for higher trims. Regarding technology, the 2023 Durango comes standard with an 8.4-inch touchscreen. The upper trims can have a 10.1-inch as well as a rear entertainment system. 

The Dodge Durango 2023 is safe and reliable 

2023 Durango from passenger side
2023 Dodge Durango SRT | Stellantis

The 2023 Durango is a safe vehicle. The NHTSA gave it an overall safety rating of four out of five stars. The vehicle got a perfect score in the category of side crash tests. Regarding reliability, it is expected that the SUV will have average scores compared to other new cars. 

Overall, the 2023 Dodge Durango and the new Chevy Traverse are great options. However, the Durango comes out on top in more ways than one. It’s more powerful and has a more exciting interior. The base models for both SUVs are similarly priced, with the Durango being a tad more expensive.

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