2013 Dodge Journey vs. Its Competition

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

With the refresh that the Dodge Journey was given a couple of model years ago, it finally fit in as a worthy rival to mainstream crossovers like the CR-V, RAV4, and Equinox.

While the related Mitsubishi Outlander doesn't quite make the cut for mass appeal, the latest Kia Sorento is the Journey's toughest competitor, with seven seats, a choice of four- and six-cylinder engines, and this year, better fuel economy with direct-injection technology and UVO voice controls for audio and phone.

The Toyota RAV4 also has an available V-6 and third-row seating, while the Subaru Outback only offers seating for five but has even more of an emphasis on ruggedness and trail ability.

The Honda CR-V only offers a four-cylinder engine, but it's refined and also very well-packaged inside, while the Chevrolet Equinox offers good interior space and up to 32 mpg on the highway.

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Quick Specs
The 2013 Dodge Journey is a clever tweener, with three rows of seats if you need, and manageable size all the time--at a very reasonable base price.
The 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is a good, affordable choice for cost-conscious families, but it doesn't skimp on comfort, safety, or the latest connectivity features.
The 2013 Honda CR-V hits all the right marks for cost-conscious families—with its interior layout and safety ratings both best-in-class—although it doesn't feel as sprightly as former CR-V models.
It's an easy call among crossovers: the 2013 Kia Sorento has the right features, the right fuel economy, and the right size.
The 2013 Subaru Outback is practical above all: it's capable in all kinds of conditions, and has great interior space and standard all-wheel drive.
The 2013 Toyota RAV4 excels at mass-market talents like gas mileage and interior room--but for turbocharged fun in a crossover, you'll have to look elsewhere.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas/Ethanol I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas Flat 4Gas I4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle - 2WDSport Utility Vehicle - 4WDSport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door American Value PkgFWD 4-Door LS2WD 5-Door LX2WD 4-Door I4 LX4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5iFWD 4-Door LE (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleWagon4 Door
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftManualAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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