2016 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. 2016 Dodge Durango

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

2016 Dodge Durango

2016 Dodge Durango

When you’re in the market for a full-size SUV, then the 2016 Chevy Tahoe and Dodge Durango are two of the most popular picks around. Which one should you choose as your daily commuter? We compared the two in categories like warranty, safety, handling, and space to determine which one is the best choice for today’s driver. Between the 2016 Chevy Tahoe and Dodge Durango, one vehicle swept the competition. Read on to see which SUV was crowned the winner!


When it comes to generous coverage, Chevrolet is hard to beat. Their corrosion warranty lasts one year longer than Dodge’s, but that’s just the beginning. Chevy also offers complimentary scheduled maintenance for two years and 24,000 miles. That means two entire years of oil changes, tire rotations, and more without paying a cent. Dodge, on the other hand, doesn’t offer this warranty at all. You’ll pay out of pocket for every routine maintenance service. Chevy also makes it easy to take advantage of this generous warranty with over 43 percent more dealers than Dodge.


Federal testing performed by the NHTSA revealed that the Chevy Tahoe has a safer performance on the road. In a simulated front crash test, the Tahoe earned a perfect 5-star rating for both driver and passenger safety. The Durango only earned a 4-star rating overall for driver safety. While both SUVs have stability system and airbags, the Tahoe has a few extra features that provide additional protection on the road. Features like height adjustable front shoulder belts, power child safety locks that can be controlled by the driver, and a front center airbag are missing in the Durango.

Tires and Handling

Better quality tires lead to better handling on the roads. If you want tons of different options for a great road feel, then the Chevy Tahoe is the SUV for you. The Tahoe offers optional larger tires with better handling than the Durango can provide. The Tahoe also has tires with six lug nuts compared to the Durango’s five. More lugs means better strength and longevity over tough journeys on the road. Additionally, the Tahoe has a full-size spare tire as a standard feature, while the Durango asks for an upcharge to upgrade.

Passenger and Cargo Space

If you need a lot of space, then the Tahoe delivers. The Durango can only carry seven passengers, while the Tahoe has the option to hold up to nine. The Tahoe also has a larger cabin with over 17 additional inches of hip room in the rear for passengers. As for cargo, the Tahoe has a much larger cargo volume at 94.7 cubic feet compared to the Durango’s 84.5 cubic feet with the second seats folded.

Test Drive the Winner Today

After the analysis was over, it was clear that the 2016 Chevy Tahoe was the victor over the 2016 Dodge Durango. You don’t have to take our word for it though. Preview our Tahoe inventory online, and then visit us at Biggers Chevy in Elgin for a test drive.