Compare 2012 Dodge Journey vs 2012 Subaru Outback

2012 Dodge Journey
2012 Subaru Outback
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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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4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $21,939 $23,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i 19 27 $22,247 $23,595
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i 22 29 $22,857 $24,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $23,165 $24,595
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem 19 27 $23,370 $24,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i Prem 19 27 $23,681 $25,095
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem 22 29 $24,288 $25,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem 22 29 $24,599 $26,095
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $26,460 $28,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 22 29 $26,913 $28,695
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 22 29 $27,222 $28,995
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem 18 25 $27,692 $29,495
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $29,667 $31,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,855
$21,939
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,995
$23,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
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. Like any all-around athlete, the 2012 Subaru Outback blends capable performance and rewarding handling, surprising interior volume and great versatility, with versatility and enough high-end options to keep most buyers quite happy.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 39.3
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 43.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.6 105.4
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.6 65.7
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 107.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 71.3
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)
39.6 34.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.5 11.3 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 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.5 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TRD NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TRD NA
Front Tire Size
P225/70R16 215/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 270
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 405
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2700
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3818 3386
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 170 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 170 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ED3 NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.95
Trans Order Code
DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.28 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.30
Trans Type
4 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Wagon
Vehicle Name
Dodge Journey Subaru Outback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.5
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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