Compare 2012 Dodge Journey vs 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

2012 Dodge Journey
2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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FWD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door American Value Pkg 19 26 $18,855 $18,995
FWD 4-Door SE 19 26 $18,855 $18,995
FWD 4-Door SXT 19 26 $22,155 $22,995
AWD 4-Door SXT 16 24 $25,283 $26,395
FWD 4-Door Crew 17 25 $26,939 $28,195
AWD 4-Door Crew 16 24 $28,595 $29,995
FWD 4-Door R/T 17 25 $28,595 $29,995
AWD 4-Door R/T 16 24 $30,251 $31,795
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $22,353 $23,530
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $23,797 $25,050
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,016 $25,280
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $25,460 $26,800
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $25,526 $26,870
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $27,189 $28,620
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,759 $29,220
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $29,421 $30,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,855
$22,353
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,995
$23,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$392 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Practical without being too prim, the 2012 Dodge Journey cuts an interesting figure and spans the gulf between compact crossovers and family-grade SUVs. A versatile layout, impressive performance, good ride comfort, and reasonable pricing all add up to make the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox a strong value—and a good pick for small families.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.6 99.7
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 39.2
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 54.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 39.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 40.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 187.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.6 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 28.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
39.6 31.5
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 63.7
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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.5 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type
Pwr Power
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 12.6 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.5 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable pwr assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.46
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TRD QMU
Front Tire Size
P225/70R16 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TRD QMU
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3818 3777
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
ED3 LEA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4/147
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.84
Trans Type
4 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.87
Trans Order Code
DFF MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.28 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Journey Chevrolet Equinox
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 7.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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