2011 Dodge Journey vs. Its Competition

2011 Dodge Journey
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

While competitors like the Mitsu Endeavor have fallen into obscurity, the Journey's been met with a few very capable new competitors.

The Subaru Outback is one, but the vehicle with the Journey right in its Dodge crosshairs is the Georgia-built 2011 Kia Sorento.

The new Chevy Equinox and Kia Sorento are compelling choices, with four- and six-cylinder engines and plenty of spread-out room.

The Hyundai Santa Fe ranks with them, as does the bigger Toyota RAV4, while the Honda CR-V doesn't have a third row and sticks with meager four-cylinder power but has good interior room and a durable reputation.

2011 Dodge Journey2011 Dodge Journey
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox FWD 4-door LT w/1LT Angular Front Exterior View2011 Chevrolet Equinox
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2011 Honda CR-V2011 Honda CR-V
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2011 Kia Sorento 2WD 4-door V6 EX Angular Front Exterior View2011 Kia Sorento
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2011 Subaru Outback 4-door Wagon H4 Auto 2.5i Limited Angular Front Exterior View2011 Subaru Outback
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2011 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4-door 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS) Angular Front Exterior View2011 Toyota RAV4
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Quick Specs
The 2011 Dodge Journey is a crossover wagon for seven, not a Le Mans intender; it's well-suited for a practical family journey.
If you don’t need a third row, the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is just right for small families; it’s refined, secure, and versatile, and gets very impressive fuel economy in four-cylinder form.
The 2011 Honda CR-V is homely, as well as unexciting to drive; yet it's a great minivan alternative on many counts—appealing to practical shoppers with a roomy, versatile interior and top safety ratings.
The 2011 Kia Sorento takes a right turn in its transition from off-roader to all-weather wagon: It’s sized right, timed right, and packaged right.
The 2011 Subaru Outback is the equivalent of a good cross-trainer—offering satisfying on-road performance, modest trail capability, and enviable interior versatility and space, all with just a taste of luxury, too.
Don't let appearances mislead; the 2011 Toyota RAV4 is a modern, practical crossover choice and great for frugal families.
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Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4 ECOTECGas I4Gas I4Gas Flat 4Gas I4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility VehicleMid-Size Station WagonSport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door ExpressFWD 4-Door LS2WD 5-Door LX2WD 4-Door I4 Base4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5iFWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility Vehicle4 DoorSport Utility Vehicle4 Door4 Door Wagon4 Door
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticManual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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