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2014 Dodge Journey vs. 2014 Ford Escape Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Dodge Journey offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Ford Escape, with comparable head- and legroom. The Ford Escape offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Dodge Journey, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Dodge Journey requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Escape, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Dodge Journey will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Ford Escape. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Dodge Journey is much higher than that for the Ford Escape.

Dimensions
The Dodge Journey is about the same width as the Ford Escape. If you go with the Dodge Journey, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Ford Escape.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Dodge Journey does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Ford Escape.

Handling
The Dodge Journey has the same turning radius as the Ford Escape, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Ford Escape is clearly the choice over the Dodge Journey for pulling heavy loads. The Dodge Journey has a little more horsepower than the Ford Escape.

Utility
The Dodge Journey offers greater seating capacity than the Ford Escape, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Dodge Journey as you will in the Ford Escape.

Warranty
The Dodge Journey comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Escape.

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2014 Dodge
Journey

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $30,795
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2014 Ford
Escape

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MSRP*: $23,100 - $30,850
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.26% As low as 5.63%
City MPG: 16 - 19 22 - 23
Highway MPG: 24 - 26 30 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $19,730 - $29,266 $21,772 - $28,769

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