2018 Dodge Journey vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse
Posted on January 14, 2021
There are so many SUVs to choose from these days, it's more than just a little bit overwhelming. 68.6% of the over two million vehicles sold in Canada in 2017 were in the light-truck segment, which includes SUVs. With that in mind, the experts at CarHub want to help you sift through all the choices to find the perfect SUV to match you and your family's needs. This time around we will compare the 2018 Dodge Journey and the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.
2018 Dodge Journey
The 2018 Dodge Journey is the most affordable and most powerful three-row mid-size crossover priced less than $24,000. This exciting crossover is the only one in the segment to offer standard seven-passenger seating as well as front or all-wheel drive. Powering the 2018 Dodge Journey are two high-performance engines: the 2.4-liter DOHC 16V I-4 engine with Dual VVT and a 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 engine that can produce up to 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. When combined with its unique automatic transmission you can get fuel economy as low as 9.2 L/100 KM highway. Some of the other performance benefits include max towing of 1134 kg (2,500 lbs.), available touring suspension, and on-demand all-wheel drive.
To keep you and your passengers safe, the 2018 Dodge Journey has more than 40 available safety and security features. Some of the more impressive features include:
- Multistage front passenger air bags
- Active head restraints
- Electronic stability control with all-speed traction control
- Electronic roll mitigation
- Brake Assist
- Side-curtain air bags covering all three rows
- Keyless Enter 'n Go with proximity entry and push-button start
The 2018 Dodge Journey has what it takes to keep you comfortable and connected thanks to the available Uconnect 8.4-inch infotainment system, standard fold-flat second and third-row seats, leather-faced seats with Sport mesh inserts, and hands-free communication with Bluetooth streaming audio.
Starting at roughly $35,000, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is a mid-size SUV that offers performance, safety, and comfort. A 3.6-liter V6 SIDI VVT engine powers the Chevrolet Traverse that when combined with the nine-speed automatic transmission you can expect fuel efficiency of 12.9 L/100 km city and 8.7 L/100 km highway. As far as safety, this SUV has a passenger air bag sensing system, LATCH system, and low speed forward automatic braking. There is seating for up to eight and for an extra charge you can add all-weather cargo mats, a 7-inch diagonal colour touch screen, and rear seat infotainment system.
Both of these SUV have the pros and cons, but when it comes down to value nothing beats the 2018 Dodge Journey. With a starting price close to $10,000 less than the Chevrolet Traverse, the Dodge Journey has all the performance, safety, and connectivity features you need for a perfect price. To take one for a test-drive or to learn more about all the amazing pre-owned and new Dodge vehicles available at North York Chrysler, please give us a call or drop by our modern showroom in Thornhill and Bolton, ON today!