New Dodge 2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse | Lexington NC for Sale in Lexington, NC

2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse | Lexington NC

2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse | Lexington NC
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2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

The 2018 Dodge Durango is a mid-size SUV that comes in six editions. Also having a mid-size body, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is an SUV that’s available in six trims. When it comes to mechanical technology, the Durango offers the signature Pentastar and HEMI engines. An 8,700-pound towing capacity also makes this model a class leader. An updated multimedia system by Uconnect is another top amenity that’s available in this family car.

Lexington NC - 2018 Dodge Durango's Overview

2018 Dodge Durango’s Capabilities

The Pentastar V6 engine has impressive status as an entry-level feature under the hood of the 2018 Dodge Durango. This award-winning powertrain is capable of delivering a maximum of 295 horsepower. Variable valve timing (VVT) is in charge of managing the combustion cycle in this 3.6 L engine. Also having legendary status, the 5.7 L HEMI engine is powerful enough to whip out 360 hp. This V8 engine produces a peak torque of 390 pound-feet. The Fuel Saver technology utilizes the optimum amount of gasoline for each combustion stroke. Stamped with the SRT badge, the 6.4 L HEMI engine increases the total output to 475 hp and 470 lb-ft. Rated at 310 hp, the 3.6 L V6 engine in the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse offers solid performance for a naturally aspirated powertrain. A 2.0 L engine with a single turbocharger yields 255 hp and 295 lb-ft in this Chevy crossover SUV.

Lexington NC - 2018 Dodge Durango's Exterior

When you visit the showroom at M & L Lexington to do a Durango vs Traverse comparison, make sure to obtain information on the transmission systems. Controlled by a T-style shifting lever, an eight-speed automatic transmission system is standard in the Durango. This mechanical feature is available with the 850RE or 8HP70 label. The Sport Mode improves the responsiveness of the gearbox, which you could control by paddle shifters. Also controlled automatically, the transmission system in the 2018 Chevy Traverse has nine gear speeds. You can override the gear settings with the Drive Shift Control. Both crossover SUVs can be fitted with an all-wheel drive that handles snow, rocks, asphalt and other surfaces. However, a 50-50 weight distribution gives the Durango more balance than the Traverse. Available with a single speed or two settings, a transfer case improves the performance of the Durango’s axles. You’ll also appreciate this Dodge’s maximum towing capacity of 8,700 pounds. A 5,000-pound towing rating is carried by the most powerful Traverse model.

Lexington NC - 2018 Dodge Durango's Interior

2018 Dodge Durango’s Safety and Security

The 2018 Dodge Durango comes with several braking features that are engineered to adapt to hazardous road conditions. By removing excessive moisture from the brake pads, the Rain Brake Support dramatically decreases the stopping distance on a slippery surface. In emergency situations that require an immediate stop, the Ready Alert Braking kicks in. Additional braking leverage might be generated by the Brake Assist. Of course, a classic anti-locking brake system is standard in the Durango. Although it also has an ABS, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse lacks other advanced features that boost braking performance. A Dodge dealer serving Greensboro Lexington Winston Salem can also show customers the Durango’s accident-avoidance technology.

Lexington NC - 2018 Dodge Durango's Mechanical

The Active Braking will come on when you don’t adequately react to the Forward Collision Warning Plus, which is connected to a front camera lens and radar sensors. Whether you’re in an indoor garage or spacious outdoor lot, parking is made easy by the signature ParkSense technology that uses sound waves to scan the surroundings. For instance, this innovative driving aide can apply the brakes if you get too close to adjacent obstacles. By capturing live images of what’s behind the Durango, the ParkView camera also reduces the risk of an accident. This Dodge crossover SUV is now available with the all-new Lane Departure Warning Plus that checks for dangerous maneuvers between lanes. Additionally, the Blind Spot Monitoring alerts you of other motorists in your blind zones. Select Chevrolet Traverse models also boast sophisticated safety features, like the Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist. The Surround Vision and Rear Park Assist improve your awareness of this Chevy’s surroundings. For its urban-inspired design, the 2018 Durango has impressive safety features that are tuned for off-road trails. The Electronic Roll Mitigation prevents the wheels from losing contact with the ground on a steep gradient. Capable of adjusting the steering and other mechanical components, the Electronic Stability Control and All-Speed Traction Control optimize the Durango’s attributes on rough terrains. Rain-sensing windshield wipers solidify the vehicle’s all-weather design.


For 2018, the Dodge Durango gets some major updates to the Uconnect infotainment system. The 8.4-inch GPS navigation software now runs on the all-new 4C NAV platform, which has touch-screen menus. Powered by SiriusXM, the Traffic Plus, Travel Link and Guardian applications supplement the navigation system. When comparing the Durango vs Traverse, you should also consider the entertainment options. Both crossover SUVs play music on more than 100 channels on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The Chevrolet Traverse is optimized for Apple Music, which can be imported from a compatible iPhone. If you’d like to expand the entertainment options in the Durango, select two seat-mounted monitors that play Blu-ray discs. Supporting an HDMI connection, each high-resolution monitor measures 9.0 inches diagonally.

Serving Greensboro Lexington Winston Salem, M & L Lexington offers special deals on the 2018 Durango. Our trims of this mid-size SUV include the SXT, GT Plus and Citadel. Octane Red, DB Black, Billet Metallic and White Knuckle are some of the custom paint options that you could apply to these premium family vehicles.

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