Compare 2009 Dodge Journey vs 2009 Saturn VUE

2009 Dodge Journey
2009 Saturn VUE
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FWD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SE 19 25 $19,517 $20,925
FWD 4-Door SXT 16 21 $22,247 $23,925
AWD 4-Door SXT 15 21 $24,563 $26,470
FWD 4-Door R/T 16 21 $25,577 $27,585
AWD 4-Door R/T 15 21 $27,170 $29,335
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FWD 4-Door I4 XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 XE 19 26 $22,116 $23,280
FWD 4-Door I4 XR 19 26 $23,744 $25,395
AWD 4-Door V6 XE 16 23 $24,657 $25,955
FWD 4-Door V6 XR 17 24 $24,716 $26,435
AWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 23 $26,586 $28,435
FWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 17 24 $27,054 $28,935
AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 23 $28,924 $30,935
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,517
$22,116
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,925
$23,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$349 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
As a smaller crossover, the Journey's a good alternative to the Saturn Vue and Subaru Forester, maybe even to a Dodge Grand Caravan--just don't pile on the expensive options. With its available V-6 engine, the 2009 Saturn Vue is a bit more fun to drive than other compact SUVs; otherwise it’s not a standout.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 40.7
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 52.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
125.6 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 56.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 39.3
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 180.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.6 67.0
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 106.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.6 56.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.1 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.47 11.9 x .78
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.7 x 1.14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 19
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.5 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 P235/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TRD QKG
Front Tire Size
P225/70R16 P235/65R16
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D16 T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
TRD QKG
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3692 3664
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 4.0 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 161 @ 5100
Engine Order Code
ED3 LE5
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 169 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.96
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 up/1.57 down NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.63
Trans Order Code
DFF MX0-4
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.28 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Journey Saturn VUE
Body Style
4dr SUV 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 3-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 6

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