Compare 2009 Dodge Journey vs 2008 Toyota RAV4

2009 Dodge Journey
2008 Toyota RAV4
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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 4-cyl 4-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $19,888 $21,500
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 20 25 $20,839 $22,900
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $21,342 $23,075
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $21,768 $23,535
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $21,972 $23,755
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 20 25 $22,270 $24,475
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,689 $24,935
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,113 $24,990
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 20 25 $22,890 $25,155
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $23,743 $25,670
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,012 $26,390
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $24,632 $27,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,517
$19,888
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,925
$21,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$349 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
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. The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 57.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 39.7
Third Hip Room (in)
NA NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.8
Third Head Room (in)
NA NA
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 53.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
125.6 108.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA NA
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 40.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 104.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 181.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.6 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.1 36.4
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.6 73.0
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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.47 11.2 x - TBD -
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 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.5 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TRD NA
Front Tire Size
P225/70R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D16 P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
TRD NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3692 3300
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 4.0 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 166 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ED3 NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.20
Trans Order Code
DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.28 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 up/1.57 down NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4dr SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Dodge Journey Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
multi-link coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -

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