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2020 Dodge Journey vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Review

Picture of the 2020 Dodge Journey

2020 Dodge

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

MSRP*: $22,245 to $27,995
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Invoice* $23,437 to $27,660 $21,108 to $26,411
MPG - City 19 MPG 22 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 MPG 29 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 67.6 ft3 55.3 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 173 hp 152 - 182 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 192.4 in 176.5 in
Exterior Width 72.2 in 71.0 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 43.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 39.2 - 40.8 in
Rear 39.2 - 39.9 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 38.0 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

The Dodge Journey offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Subaru Crosstrek. The Subaru Crosstrek 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.

The Subaru Crosstrek requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Dodge Journey, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Subaru Crosstrek. 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 Subaru Crosstrek.

The Dodge Journey is a little wider than the Subaru Crosstrek, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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 Subaru Crosstrek.

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

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

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

The Dodge Journey offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru Crosstrek, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Dodge Journey has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Subaru Crosstrek.

The Dodge Journey comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Crosstrek.