Save $20k With The Dodge Durango Instead Of The Chevy Tahoe

Do you really need to clean out your bank account for the Chevy Tahoe, or will the Dodge Durango handle your needs with about $20k in savings? You may be surprised by how powerful the Dodge Durango is, even with its lower price tag. 

The Dodge Durango VS Chevy Tahoe 

The Chevy Tahoe starts around $49k, as to be expected with this beastly three-row SUV. However, the Dodge Durango could be the better option for towing and loading up your kids in for a vacation, as it only starts around $30k. 

2020 Dodge Durango SRT
2020 Dodge Durango SRT | Dodge

Fuel efficiency may not be a concern for those looking for a larger SUV, but for the record, the Durango takes the cake. It gets up to 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Meanwhile, the Chevy Tahoe gets 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. 

Chevy Tahoe And Dodge Durango Power 

The Chevy Tahoe comes with two V8 engine options. The 5.8-liter V8 engine offers 335 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. If you upgrade to the 6.2-liter V8 engine, you’ll get 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. 

Chevy Tahoe
Chevy Tahoe

Depending on which build you choose, the Chevrolet Tahoe can tow between 6,400 to 8,600 lb. Also, this amount of power gives the Tahoe a fun acceleration. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 5.7 seconds. 

However, the Dodge Durango has a fair amount of muscle as well. Its base engine is the 3.6-liter V6 engine that pumps out 290 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The 5.7-liter V8 engine offers 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. 

You can also upgrade to the 6.4-liter V8 engine that provides 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Depending on which build you choose, your Dodge Durango can tow between 6,200 to 8,700 lb. 

That’s 100 lb more than the Tahoe can tow for a much lower price. However, the Dodge Durango takes 6.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60, making it .5 seconds slower than the Tahoe. 

Chevy Tahoe And Dodge Durango Features 

One attractive aspect of the Chevy Tahoe probably includes its larger size and more room for cargo and passengers. However, it’s not much larger than the Dodge Durango even if it can seat nine passengers instead of eight. 

2019 Dodge Durango SRT
2019 Dodge Durango SRT | Dodge

There are 15.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats in the Chevrolet Tahoe with up to 94.7 cubic feet of cargo space total. The Dodge Durango provides 17.2 to 44.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, with up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space total. 

Both of these SUVs are also advanced, comfortable, and safe. Enjoy spacious leather seats for the entire family and connect to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in either option.

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 | Chevrolet

While both SUVs have forward collision prevention and lane departure assistance, the Dodge Durango offers more protection with rain braking and quick emergency braking. 

The Dodge Durango can do what the Chevy Tahoe can and even outperforms it in some areas, so why not save by picking it instead?