2018 Dodge Journey vs Ford Edge

July 27th, 2018 by

2018 Dodge Journey vs Ford Edge

The Dodge Journey is too often overlooked. But for those who thought a good sport utility vehicle was outside their price range, think again. You just might get everything you want without paying top dollar for it. In this comparison guide, we’ll pit the 2018 Dodge Journey against the Ford Edge. You may be surprised at the outcome.

Pricing: 2018 Dodge Journey

Obviously, the 2018 Dodge Journey is going to be better price-wise. It’s a Dodge aimed squarely at those buying their first SUV and the Journey knows it. This Dodge starts at the rock-bottom, unbeatable price of $22,995. If you can afford it, we recommend upgrading to something with a little more power by swapping out the base engine with the mightier 283-horsepower V6. You’re still looking at a price tag that’s still less than $30,000, and you get a powerful, refined, and fuel-efficient engine that rivals that of the Ford Edge.

The Ford Edge starts at $29,315 and doesn’t hit the brakes until the top-trim Sport, which, fully-loaded, costs about $48,000. In other words, the Edge’s base trim is as pricey as a mid-level trim on the Journey. When you look at what $30,000 can buy you, the Edge’s base engine is actually inferior to a that of a similarly-priced Dodge Journey.

Fuel Economy: Tie

Sport utility vehicles used to always be gas-guzzling beasts. They’ve gotten better over the years, but still have some limitations. But you can feel confident that your Dodge Journey is competitive. The 283-horsepower V6 engine does virtually as well as the base engine. The base engine gets 19 city and 25 highway miles per gallon, while the V6 engine gets 17/25 mpg. One chart that shows the Dodge Journey at the very top is highway range. This all-wheel-drive Dodge gets a class-topping range of 520 miles, showing how the Journey lives up to its name.

The 280-horsepower V6 engine on the Ford Edge gets almost exactly the same gas mileage as the V6 on the Dodge Journey. Namely, it gets 17 city and 24 highway miles per gallon. And then you have to consider that the Edge has a range of only 420 miles, 100 less than range of the Journey. At first blush, it seems like the Ford has better fuel economy, but, in fact, the Journey has the edge over its competitor.

Interior: 2018 Dodge Journey

There’s one way in which the Journey immediately stands out over the Edge. This Dodge has a third row standard. Meanwhile, the Edge doesn’t offer a third row on any of its trims. Accordingly, the Dodge Journey seats up to seven people compared to the Edge’s five maximum. Granted, the third seat in the Journey is small and best for kids or occasional use, but it’s there when you need it.

2018 Dodge Journey Interior

The Dodge Journey and Ford Edge are pretty evenly matched in terms of cargo space. Once the Journey’s third row is folded down, the Dodge and Ford have almost the same amount of cargo space, 37 and 39 cubic feet respectively. Fold down another seat and the Edge has a distinct advantage–an extra 5 cubic feet–but if you’re anything like us, you’ll only fold that many seats down rarely. We’re calling this one for the Journey.

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