|2016 Mitsubishi Outlander||2016 Dodge Journey|
|2.4L 4-cylinder or 3.0L V-6||Engine Options||2.4L 4-cylinder or 3.6L V-6|
|27 MPG, 26 MPG With All-Wheel Drive||Max Combined Gas Mileage (EPA Estimate)||22 MPG, 20 MPG With All-Wheel Drive|
|Available||Front Crash Prevention||N/A|
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2016 Dodge Journey
Both the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Dodge Journey have been described as "one of the least-expensive ways to get a third-row seat", making both SUVs an attractive value for lots of families. What's the best way to decide which new vehicle to buy? What makes one SUV a better value than the other? At Continental Mitsubishi, we're committed to giving customers the information they'll need to make that decision more easily, even before they've reached the test-driving stage. Here's our rundown of the most important differences between the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2016 Dodge Journey.
First, here's a few of the similarities. Both the Outlander and the Dodge Journey provide an extremely comfortable and smooth ride. Although the third-row seating makes for very little cargo space when fully occupied, both the Journey and the Outlander have ample room and a conveniently low, flat cargo floor with the seats folded down. By the numbers, the Journey has slightly more cargo space in this setup (67.6 cubic feet), but the Outlander's 63.3 cubic feet isn't bad either. Both vehicles have extra underfloor storage room, too. Both SUVs are available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive versions, and both offer the choice between a basic four-cylinder engine and a more powerful V-6.
Safety, Efficiency, and Features: How Do They Stack Up?
There's no way around it: the Dodge Journey's V-6 engine is quite a bit more powerful than the Outlander's: 283 horsepower versus 224 horsepower. There's a big drawback, though. The Dodge Journey is a gas-guzzler compared to the Outlander, or really compared to most of the competition. And that's true of both engines, not just the heavy-duty option. The Outlander's four-cylinder engine gets up to 27 MPG, while the Dodge Journey's gets 22 MPG at best. With the V-6, it's even worse: just 20 miles per gallon.
Safety is the other area where the 2016 Dodge Journey falls short as a family vehicle. Both vehicles have four-star safety ratings from the NHTSA, but the Dodge Journey performed very poorly on the IIHS's more stringent small overlap crash test. The 2016 Outlander, on the other hand, got the IIHS's highest possible ratings, including an advanced rating for the available crash prevention/emergency braking system. This earned the 2016 Outlander a Top Safety Pick Plus rating. Unlike most new SUVs, the Dodge Journey doesn't even have a crash prevention system available. Even a rearview camera is missing from the Journey's standard equipment list.
Hands-free calling is standard on the 2016 Outlander, and either optional or standard on the Journey, depending on the trim. The Journey offers tri-zone climate control, and both SUVs offer built-in navigation, premium sound systems, and rear-seat entertainment systems as options.
To learn more about the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander in Chicago, IL, contact us at Continental Mitsubishi to schedule your test drive today!