2011 Dodge Journey vs. Its Competition

2011 Dodge Journey
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

While competitors like the Mitsu Endeavor have fallen into obscurity, the Journey's been met with a few very capable new competitors.

The Subaru Outback is one, but the vehicle with the Journey right in its Dodge crosshairs is the Georgia-built 2011 Kia Sorento.

The new Chevy Equinox and Kia Sorento are compelling choices, with four- and six-cylinder engines and plenty of spread-out room.

The Hyundai Santa Fe ranks with them, as does the bigger Toyota RAV4, while the Honda CR-V doesn't have a third row and sticks with meager four-cylinder power but has good interior room and a durable reputation.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2011 Dodge Journey is a crossover wagon for seven, not a Le Mans intender; it's well-suited for a practical family journey.
8.0
If you don’t need a third row, the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is just right for small families; it’s refined, secure, and versatile, and gets very impressive fuel economy in four-cylinder form.
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The 2011 Honda CR-V is homely, as well as unexciting to drive; yet it's a great minivan alternative on many counts—appealing to practical shoppers with a roomy, versatile interior and top safety ratings.
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The 2011 Kia Sorento takes a right turn in its transition from off-roader to all-weather wagon: It’s sized right, timed right, and packaged right.
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The 2011 Subaru Outback is the equivalent of a good cross-trainer—offering satisfying on-road performance, modest trail capability, and enviable interior versatility and space, all with just a taste of luxury, too.
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Don't let appearances mislead; the 2011 Toyota RAV4 is a modern, practical crossover choice and great for frugal families.
MSRP From     
$22,245$22,995$21,895$21,195$23,195$22,475
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas I4 ECOTECGas I4Gas I4Gas Flat 4Gas I4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility VehicleMid-Size Station WagonSport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door ExpressFWD 4-Door LS2WD 5-Door LX2WD 4-Door I4 Base4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5iFWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utility Vehicle4 DoorSport Utility Vehicle4 Door4 Door Wagon4 Door
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticManual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD