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2020 Dodge Journey vs. 2021 Ford EcoSport Review

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2020 Dodge

MSRP*: $23,675 to $28,595
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2021 Ford

MSRP*: $20,395 to $28,345
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Invoice* $23,437 to $27,660 $19,987 to $27,778
MPG - City 19 MPG 23 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 67.6 ft3 50.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Four-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 173 hp 123 - 166 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,400 - 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 192.4 in 161.3 in
Exterior Width 72.2 in 69.5 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 42.9 in
Rear 36.7 in
Head Room Front 39.2 - 40.8 in
Rear 39.2 - 39.9 in
Front 39.6 in
Rear 37.5 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Dodge Journey than in the Ford EcoSport. The Ford EcoSport 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.

Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Dodge Journey, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford EcoSport.

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 EcoSport. 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 EcoSport.

Since the Dodge Journey is much wider than the Ford EcoSport, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 EcoSport.

The Dodge Journey has a larger turning radius than the Ford EcoSport, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

With somewhat higher torque, the Dodge Journey transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Ford EcoSport.

The Dodge Journey offers greater seating capacity than the Ford EcoSport, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Dodge Journey, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Ford EcoSport.

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