Compare 2009 Dodge Journey vs 2010 Subaru Forester

2009 Dodge Journey
2010 Subaru Forester
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AWD 4-Door R/T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Journey AWD 4-Door R/T 15 21 $27,170 $29,335
Journey AWD 4-Door SXT 15 21 $24,563 $26,470
Journey FWD 4-Door R/T 16 21 $25,577 $27,585
Journey FWD 4-Door SE 19 25 $19,517 $20,925
Journey FWD 4-Door SXT 16 21 $22,247 $23,925
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4-Door Automatic 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X 20 26 $20,304 $21,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited PZEV 20 26 $24,663 $26,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Nav Sys & Convenience PZEV 20 26 $26,599 $28,595
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Nav Sys & Convenience Pkg 20 26 $26,291 $28,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Navigation System 20 26 $25,856 $27,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Navigation System PZEV 20 26 $26,164 $28,095
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X PZEV 20 26 $20,612 $21,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,410 $23,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium PZEV 20 26 $22,718 $24,095
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg 20 26 $22,744 $24,195
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 20 26 $23,052 $24,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X w/Special Edition Pkg 20 26 $20,652 $21,895
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 20 26 $20,960 $22,195
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Limited 19 24 $26,707 $28,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Limited w/Navigation System 19 24 $28,208 $30,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $24,857 $26,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X 20 27 $19,214 $20,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV 20 27 $19,522 $20,595
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,501 $22,795
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium PZEV 20 27 $21,809 $23,095
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg 20 27 $21,835 $23,195
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 20 27 $22,143 $23,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X w/Special Edition Pkg 20 27 $19,562 $20,695
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 20 27 $19,870 $20,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,170
$20,304
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,335
$21,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$489 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
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 2010 Subaru Forester may not be as powerful or well-equipped as its rivals, but it really shines in its more carlike dynamics and superior handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 56.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 40.4
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 43.1
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 52.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
125.6 107.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 103
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
66.6 65.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.1 33.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 53.25
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.1 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.6 68.3
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 42.2
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.47 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TWV NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R19 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D16 T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
TWV NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R19 P215/65HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4119 3300
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 4.0 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.8 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 6400 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
232 @ 4000 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EGF NA
Displacement
3.5L/215 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/Autostick NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 1.55
Trans Order Code
DG2 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.43 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.13 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Dodge Journey Subaru Forester
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.5

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