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Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban vs. Dodge Durango MPG

Chart is based on 104 fuel economy reports for the Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban and 54 fuel economy reports for the Dodge Durango.

Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban MPG

Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2011 16.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2011 18.4 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2010 15.3 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2009 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2009 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2008 15.5 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2008 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2008 16.0 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2007 13.9 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2007 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2007 15.9 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2006 15.2 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2006 14.9 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2006 17.3 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2005 15.3 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2005 17.3 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2005 13.9 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2004 13.6 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2004 13.7 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2004 10.5 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2004 15.9 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2004 14.7 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2003 14.6 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2003 13.5 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2003 12.0 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2003 15.8 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2002 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2002 15.8 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2002 15.0 MPG Highway Percentage 3 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2000 15.8 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2000 13.0 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 10 50 10 30 80 16.0  
2011 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD
hills med light 15 23 28 36 71 18.4  
2010 4dr SUV, ext. 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med none 17 33 21 30 71 15.3  
2009 4dr SUV, ext. 310-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 10 40 0 50 70 17.8  
2009 4dr SUV, ext. 310-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 10 10 40 40 75 17.8  
2008 4dr SUV 332-horsepower 6.0L V8 Hybrid
4-speed 2-mode automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light light 0 85 0 15 75 15.5  
2008 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 45 10 5 40 80 18.0  
2008 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light hvy 3 38 10 49 77 16.0  
2007 4dr SUV, ext. 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light none 7 38 36 20 85 13.9  
2007 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 19 31 11 40 65 17.0  
2007 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med light 8 26 18 47 69 15.9  
2006 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 6.0L V8
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 5 10 10 75 65 15.2  
2006 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 20 43 0 38 73 14.9  
2006 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 0 10 40 50 70 17.3  
2005 4dr SUV, ext. 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills light light 0 0 80 20 65 15.3  
2005 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 15 60 20 60 17.3  
2005 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 4 16 39 41 74 13.9  
2004 4dr SUV, ext. 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 0 40 40 20 65 13.6  
2004 4dr SUV, ext. 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills light light 3 3 65 30 73 13.7  
2004 4dr SUV, ext. 180-horsepower 4.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
mtns lead hvy 5 15 15 65 75 10.5  
2004 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light hvy 10 17 34 40 64 15.9  
2004 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med hvy 10 20 28 43 70 14.7  
2003 4dr SUV, ext. 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 0 0 50 50 60 14.6  
2003 4dr SUV, ext. 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med light 6 29 9 56 69 13.5  
2003 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 10 70 10 10 65 12.0  
2003 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med none 9 24 31 36 65 15.8  
2002 4dr SUV, ext. 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 4 43 9 43 60 24.5  
2002 4dr SUV, ext. 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med hvy 5 20 28 48 60 15.8  
2002 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med none 2 20 74 3 75 15.0  
2000 4dr SUV, ext. 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 70 15.8  
2000 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills light light 0 0 85 15 60 13.0  

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Dodge Durango MPG

Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2016 21.6 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2012 16.5 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2012 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2011 16.6 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2007 15.5 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2007 17.4 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2006 17.7 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2006 16.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2006 15.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2006 11.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2005 16.9 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2005 16.0 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2005 18.7 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2004 17.2 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2004 13.0 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2003 11.5 MPG Highway Percentage 21 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2003 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2003 14.5 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2002 14.0 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2002 15.7 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2002 15.0 MPG Highway Percentage 11 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr SUV 293-horsepower 3.6L V6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 40 60 65 21.6  
2012 4dr SUV 360-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
flat light none 33 20 0 47 73 16.5  
2012 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.6L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 0 4 60 36 74 22.8  
2011 4dr SUV 360-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
flat med hvy 10 8 38 45 95 16.6  
2007 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat med light 23 23 24 30 70 15.5  
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 23 5 40 33 60 17.4  
2006 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat light none 0 0 17 83 63 17.7  
2006 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 5 25 40 30 70 16.0  
2006 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat med none 0 0 20 80 60 15.0  
2006 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD
flat lead light 50 0 50 0 N/A 11.0  
2005 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat med light 1 38 25 37 63 16.9  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
hills med hvy 10 5 30 55 65 16.0  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 40 60 65 18.7  
2004 4dr SUV 330-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat light none 1 8 23 68 63 17.2  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 67 33 60 13.0  
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 5.9L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med hvy 5 37 37 21 65 11.5  
2003 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light hvy 10 10 50 30 70 19.0  
2003 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 0 0 40 60 75 14.5  
2002 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 0 80 10 10 70 14.0  
2002 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time
hills med light 5 20 45 30 60 15.7  
2002 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light hvy 22 56 11 11 60 15.0  

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Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban vs. Dodge Durango MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2015 You didn't expect to see fuel economy among the reasons to buy a Tahoe, did you? Of course, fuel economy remains well below that for most smaller, lighter vehicles. But General Motors has substantially improved the SUV's efficiency by adding variable valve timing, direct injection (fuel is injected under high pressure directly into the cylinder, rather than into the manifold), and cylinder deactivation to the 5.3-liter V8. EPA ratings improved from 15 city, 21 highway to 16/23 with 2WD and 16/22 with 4WD. I observed averages as high as 21 in the suburbs and 26 on the highway, quite impressive for an 80-inch-wide, 74-inch-tall, three-ton vehicle. Transitions between V4 and V8 operation are not perceptible, with the engine usually in the former mode when not accelerating, even at highway speeds. Ford took a different approach to improving fuel economy, replacing its 5.4-liter V8 with a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6. The resulting EPA ratings of 15 mpg city and 20 mpg highway are better than before, but aren't as good as the Tahoe's. My trip computer averages were similarly two to three mpg shy of those observed in the Tahoe. see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV, ext. 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
For a Big SUV, 20mpg is all I could ask for right now. see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV, ext. 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
Even though its fuel economy is great for its size, it still uses a lot of gas see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2010 4dr SUV, ext. 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
I don't really have any complaints about this vehicle for our uses. But many people do buy them and don't use them for their intended purposes, and then complain about paying for gas. Well, it is a truck, after all. see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2007 4dr SUV, ext. 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
In mostly local suburban areas we average 12 MPG. Highway only can reach 18 or 19 depending on load and hills. see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2007 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Fuel economy is not great, but it's not horrible either. Again, this is a full size SUV on a truck platform. How much can anyone truly complain when you know this going in? see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2007 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
17.2 to 17.4 on combined city and highway (more highway) see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2007 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
not economical see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2006 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
V8 sucks gas like a ... V8; 18 MPG in all around driving see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2005 4dr SUV, ext. 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
At $4 a gallon and a 32 gallon gas tank, you feel it every time you fill up and if you drive a lot in the city, at 15 mpg, you will fill up often. The vehicle actually garners a respectable 21 mpg on the highway. see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2005 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Poor gas mileage... but I knew this before purchasing it so this is not a problem for me. If gas prices scare you... then this is not the vehicle for you. see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2003 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
The obvious. 16 MPG highway. Enough said. see full Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
2006 The new-for-2014 eight-speed automatic does its best to wring competitive fuel economy out of the 3.6-liter V6, but the Durango AWD's curb weight, at 5,000 pounds about 600 more than the Pathfinder's, poses an apparently insurmountable handicap. The 2014 Dodge's EPA ratings of 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway are higher than the 2013's, but only by a single mpg. The Pathfinder, with its lower curb weight and efficiency-boosting continuously variable transmission (CVT), manages 19/25. In my real-world testing the Nissan's advantage seemed at least as large as the EPA ratings suggest. In the suburbs the Dodge's trip computer usually reported averages in the high teens, while the Nissan's reported averages in the low-to-mid 20s. The best suburban average I observed in the Durango was not quite 21, compared to the Nissan's 26. In the Dodge's defense, I tested it in unusually cold weather, so the apples-to-apples difference might be closer to the 12 percent suggested by the EPA city ratings. The Nissan's CVT isn't nearly as much an advantage and the Dodge's extra pounds aren't as much a disadvantage in highway cruising, so I'm not surprised that their EPA highway numbers are closer. It's worth nothing that, while it can't match the Pathfinder, the Durango V6's ratings are much better than the 14/22 of the optional "Hemi" V8. You won't find better numbers in a conventional SUV of this size without the assistance of a diesel engine (offered in the Jeep). see full Dodge Durango review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr SUV 330-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
over 20 mpg highway is fine. see full Dodge Durango review
Dodge Durango Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD
Mileage is actually pretty good for an 8 person hauler, but compared to our old 5 passenger SUV we are giving up 2-3 MPG. Will know more after a couple more fill-ups for sure. see full Dodge Durango review
2006 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
14-16 mpg city,20 highway but for size not unexpected and better than some others in this class see full Dodge Durango review