Compare 2012 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2012 Dodge Journey vs 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander

2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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2012 Dodge Journey
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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,016 $25,280
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $25,460 $26,800
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $27,189 $28,620
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $29,421 $30,970
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $22,353 $23,530
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $23,797 $25,050
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $25,526 $26,870
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,759 $29,220
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AWD 4-Door Crew
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Journey AWD 4-Door Crew 16 24 $28,595 $29,995
Journey AWD 4-Door R/T 16 24 $30,251 $31,795
Journey AWD 4-Door SXT 16 24 $25,283 $26,395
Journey FWD 4-Door American Value Pkg 19 26 $18,855 $18,995
Journey FWD 4-Door Crew 17 25 $26,939 $28,195
Journey FWD 4-Door R/T 17 25 $28,595 $29,995
Journey FWD 4-Door SE 19 26 $18,855 $18,995
Journey FWD 4-Door SXT 19 26 $22,155 $22,995
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2WD 4-Door ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outlander 2WD 4-Door ES 23 28 $21,401 $22,345
Outlander 2WD 4-Door GT 19 26 $24,801 $25,895
Outlander 2WD 4-Door SE 23 28 $22,359 $23,345
Outlander 4WD 4-Door GT 19 25 $26,717 $27,895
Outlander 4WD 4-Door SE 22 27 $23,796 $24,845
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,016
$28,595
$21,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,280
$29,995
$22,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$421 / month
$500 / month
$372 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. Practical without being too prim, the 2012 Dodge Journey cuts an interesting figure and spans the gulf between compact crossovers and family-grade SUVs. It's aged less rapidly than other American-made Mitsus, but the 2012 Outlander still is bypassed by other compact crossovers.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 16 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.9 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.8 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.8 52.2
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 33.6 39.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.8 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 99.6 100.4
Second Hip Room (in)
51.1 54.4 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 57.5 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.9 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Third Head Room (in)
- NA -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA -
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA -
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.6 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
28.8 30.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 62.3 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 113.8 105.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.8 - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 72.2 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 61.8 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 - TBD - 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 192.4 183.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 39.6 36.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.7 67.6 72.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 41.4 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.78 12.0 x 0.5 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 11.9 x 1.1 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 21.1 16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Variable pwr assist Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 2.9 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 16.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 39.0 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
QYZ TWV NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/55R19 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QYZ TWV NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/55R19 P215/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 250 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 375 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3926 4238 3384
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 19 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 19 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 10.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 160 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 525 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 260 @ 4400 167 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
LEA ERB 4B12
Displacement
2.4/147 3.6L/220 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 283 @ 6350 168 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 19 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.84 NA
Trans Order Code
MX0 DG2 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.16 6.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45 up/1.57 down NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.12 2.34-0.39
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.28 NA
Trans Type
6 6 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.21 1.75
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4-Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Dodge Journey Mitsubishi Outlander
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 9.6 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3 6
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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