2018 Dodge Journey vs. Its Competition

2018 Dodge Journey
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

As a quasi-crossover/minivan, the 2018 Dodge Journey doesn’t excel.

If you want an occasional use seven-seater, look at the Nissan Rogue and Volkswagen Tiguan.

They offer more interior space, far better safety scores, improved fuel economy, and a thoroughly modern feel.

The larger Kia Sorento is worth a look for its value pricing and high level of refinement.

Mitsubishi’s Outlander should be available at hefty discounts, just like the Journey, and it has some nicer available features.

If you’re set on a Dodge, the Grand Caravan is far more versatile.

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Quick Specs
3.8
The 2018 Dodge Journey should be available at big discounts, which is the only way we’d consider it over far more polished rivals.
4.5
The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan may boast a storied nameplate, but this minivan is way behind the times.
7.5
The 2018 Kia Sorento ticks all the crossover-SUV boxes, especially in turbo-4 form.
6.2
The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is an affordable three-row crossover that deserves a look from those looking beyond the usual suspects.
6.7
The 2018 Nissan Rogue may not be very exciting, but it checks all the right boxes—and then some—for most family needs.
6.8
What it lacks in personality, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan crossover SUV makes up for with its clean approach.
MSRP From     
$22,995$26,250$25,900$23,945$24,800$22,250
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD MinivansSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
SE FWDSE Plus WagonL FWDES FWDFWD S2.0T FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
775755
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilityPassenger VanSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODMulti-Speed Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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