2015 Dodge SUV’s: Durango v. Journey
The 2015 offerings of Dodge SUVs, the Journey and Durango, have a lot to offer drivers and passengers. The comparison of both of these vehicles includes important features to buyers such as pricing, fuel efficiency, safety features. This vehicle comparison does not substitute for what a test drive at a local dealership can provide potential buyers.
While many would put the Journey and Durango into the same SUV category, the Journey is a considered a mid-size crossover. As a crossover, the Journey seems like it is part SUV part minivan. Unlike the look of the minivan it has a sleek appearance and an uncanny ability to perform. The crossover is a current phase among automakers, and the Journey’s optional third-row seating makes it an excellent family vehicle.
Made for power and space, the Durango packs a powerful 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine and has 290 horsepower. At 290-horsepower, the Durango is capable of pulling over 5,000 lbs. It is a 7-passenger vehicle and gets 18 MPG city and 25 MPG highway. The Durango SXT has an MSRP of $30,495.
The Journey SE has a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, 173 horsepower and is capable of pulling 1,000 lbs. Compared to the Durango, the smaller Journey has a slightly improved fuel efficiency of 19 MPG city and 26 MPG highway. While Journey’ SE only has seating for 5 passengers and has an MSRP of $20,995, the next model up, the Journey SXT, is equipped with a third-row of seats making it a 7-passenger vehicle and has an MSRP of $24,895.
Both the Durango and Journey are equipped with touch screen entertainment systems and MP3 jacks. The Durango offers a UConnect and a 5.0 radio and the Journey only has a 4.3 radio. The Journey SE offers second-row in-floor bins providing more convenient storage.
All Dodges comes with a 36-month or 36,000-mile limited warranty and a 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Additionally, all Dodges come with 5-year or 100,000-mile roadside assistance.
To get a closer look at the latest Dodge SUVs, stop by University Dodge, located outside of Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. We have tons 2015 and 2016 inventory of Durango’s, Journeys and more great Dodge models.