Compare 2012 Dodge Journey vs 2012 Subaru Outback

2012 Dodge Journey
2012 Subaru Outback
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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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4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i 22 29 $22,857 $24,295
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 22 29 $26,913 $28,695
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited PZEV 22 29 $27,222 $28,995
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV 22 29 $23,165 $24,595
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 22 29 $24,288 $25,795
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium PZEV 22 29 $24,599 $26,095
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $21,939 $23,295
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i PZEV 19 27 $22,247 $23,595
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Premium 19 27 $23,370 $24,795
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Premium PZEV 19 27 $23,681 $25,095
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $26,460 $28,295
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $29,667 $31,695
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R Premium 18 25 $27,692 $29,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,595
$22,857
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,995
$24,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$405 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Practical without being too prim, the 2012 Dodge Journey cuts an interesting figure and spans the gulf between compact crossovers and family-grade SUVs. Like any all-around athlete, the 2012 Subaru Outback blends capable performance and rewarding handling, surprising interior volume and great versatility, with versatility and enough high-end options to keep most buyers quite happy.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.6 105.4
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 39.3
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 43.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.6 65.7
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 107.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
39.6 34.3
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.6 71.3
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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.5 11.3 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 11.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/55R19 215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TWV NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R19 215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TWV NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
250 270
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
375 405
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2500 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2500 2700
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4238 3495
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 110
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/220 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6350 170 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 170 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 2.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 NA
Trans Order Code
DG2 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 up/1.57 down NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.53 - 0.61
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Journey Subaru Outback
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 7.8
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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