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2020 Dodge Journey vs. 2021 Jeep Renegade Review

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2020 Dodge
Journey

MSRP*: $23,675 to $28,595
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2021 Jeep
Renegade

MSRP*: $22,850 to $29,525
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Invoice* $23,437 to $27,660 $22,581 to $28,864
MPG - City 19 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 MPG 27 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 67.6 ft3 50.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Four-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 173 hp 177 - 180 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 192.4 in 166.6 in
Exterior Width 72.2 in 74.2 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.1 in
Head Room Front 39.2 - 40.8 in
Rear 39.2 - 39.9 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.5 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

Comfort
The Dodge Journey offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Jeep Renegade, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Dodge Journey and the Jeep Renegade.

Convenience
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 Jeep Renegade.

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 Jeep Renegade. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Dodge Journey and the Jeep Renegade have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Journey is much slimmer than the Jeep Renegade, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 Jeep Renegade.

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

Performance
The Dodge Journey has a little less horsepower than the Jeep Renegade.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Dodge Journey doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Jeep Renegade.

Utility
The Dodge Journey offers greater seating capacity than the Jeep Renegade, 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 Jeep Renegade.

Warranty
The Dodge Journey comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Renegade.