Compare 2009 Dodge Journey vs 2008 Honda CR-V

2009 Dodge Journey
2008 Honda CR-V
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FWD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SE 19 25 $19,517 $20,925
FWD 4-Door SXT 16 21 $22,247 $23,925
AWD 4-Door SXT 15 21 $24,563 $26,470
FWD 4-Door R/T 16 21 $25,577 $27,585
AWD 4-Door R/T 15 21 $27,170 $29,335
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 26 $26,413 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,517
$19,272
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,925
$20,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$349 / month
$345 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
As a smaller crossover, the Journey's a good alternative to the Saturn Vue and Subaru Forester, maybe even to a Dodge Grand Caravan--just don't pile on the expensive options. The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
125.6 103.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 40.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 56.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 38.6
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 177.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.6 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.6 72.9
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)
37.1 35.7
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.47 12.0 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 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 15.3
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 15.74
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.5 37.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TRD NA
Front Tire Size
P225/70R16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TRD NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3692 3389
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 161 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
ED3 NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 166 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.08
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 up/1.57 down 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.61
Trans Order Code
DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.28 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Journey Honda CR-V
Body Style
4dr SUV 5 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
multi-link Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -

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