Compare 2009 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2010 Dodge Journey vs 2009 Ford Escape

2009 Chevrolet Equinox
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2010 Dodge Journey
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2009 Ford Escape
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $24,862 $26,310
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $25,732 $27,230
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $25,732 $27,230
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $29,422 $31,135
Equinox AWD 4-Door Sport 16 24 $29,710 $31,440
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $22,977 $24,315
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $23,847 $25,235
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $23,847 $25,235
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $27,537 $29,140
Equinox FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $27,825 $29,445
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AWD 4-Door Crew
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Journey AWD 4-Door Crew 15 23 $25,337 $26,480
Journey AWD 4-Door R/T 15 23 $28,340 $29,745
Journey AWD 4-Door SXT 15 23 $25,337 $26,480
Journey FWD 4-Door Crew 16 24 $23,046 $23,990
Journey FWD 4-Door R/T 16 24 $26,730 $27,995
Journey FWD 4-Door SE 19 25 $20,152 $20,845
Journey FWD 4-Door SXT 16 24 $23,046 $23,990
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4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
Escape 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
Escape 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 28 $20,358 $21,645
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 20 28 $19,245 $20,435
Escape FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
Escape FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,862
$25,337
$24,715
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,310
$26,480
$26,670
Monthly Payment Estimate
$439 / month
$441 / month
$445 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
With mediocre handling and fuel economy, the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox isn’t that appealing, but it still offers superior cabin space. The 2010 Dodge Journey crossover is a mini-minivan and excels in features and safety, but the driving experience leaves a lot to be desired. The 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid is a viable and sturdy contender in the family crossover arena. Gas mileage is excellent for a compact SUV, and optional mechanical all-wheel drive sets it apart from softer competitors.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
40.1 39.9 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.8 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.4 125.6 99.5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 53.8 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 33.6 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.8 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 54.4 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.5 56.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 51.1 -
Third Leg Room (in)
- 23.4 -
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.0 -
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 - TBD - 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 192.4 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 66.6 67.8
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 30.8 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.3 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 113.8 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 33.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.4 72.2 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.8 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 10.7 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 41.4 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 34.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.2 37.0 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.1 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.1 67.6 66.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.93 x 0.79 12.0 x 0.47 NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x 1.02 11.9 x 1.1 11.9 x 0.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 21.1 16.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.4 16.45 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.8 39.0 36.7
Steering Type
Variable power assist Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.8 2.92 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 40.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/65R16 P225/55R19 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T145/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QKG TWV NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R16 P225/55R19 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QKG TWV NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3776 4212 4600
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16.0 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 19 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 19 x 7.0 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 9.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525 590
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
210 @ 3800 232 @ 4000 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LNJ EGF 997
Displacement
3.4L/209 3.5L/215 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5200 235 @ 6400 171 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.45 up/1.57 down 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.13 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.28 1.91
Trans Type
5 6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - 1.0
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/Autostick NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.02 3.21 2.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.98 2.84 2.96
Trans Order Code
MX0 DG2 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.48 3.16 3.51
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Dodge Journey Ford Escape
Body Style
4 Door 4dr SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing arm Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-type Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 - TBD - 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 10.4 -

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