The Chevrolet Equinox vs Dodge Journey
The Crossover SUV market is one that is growing in popularity both on the consumer side and the manufacturer side. These vehicles are spacious and durable, and can tackle off-road adventures while also providing high end comfort to their drivers and passengers. Two vehicles that go neck-in-neck when it comes down to the wire are the Chevrolet Equinox and the Dodge Journey, so we’re here to break down the comparison of these vehicles at similar trim levels.
We’re going to take a look at The Chevrolet Equinox AWD LTZ and the Dodge Journey AWD Crossroads Plus for this comparison. While the Equinox is priced about $2000 higher than the Journey, it is well worth the extra cash. The Equinox has a slightly smaller 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with 182 horsepower and 172 ft.-lbs. of torque, but has just enough power to maneuver highways and daily driving situations. The Dodge comes equipped with a 3.6L V6 with 283 horsepower and 260 ft.-lbs. of torque, but this also means it has worse fuel economy. While the Dodge only gets 16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, the Equinox gets 20 mpg city and 29 mpg highway, making it a great road trip vehicle or daily commuter.
When it comes to warranty, both of these models offer the same 3-year, 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and the standard 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty. However, Chevrolet owners receive two years of maintenance where Dodge owners do not.
When it comes down to it, the Chevrolet Equinox is an efficient crossover that has left customers satisfied for years. While the competition may try to one-up this sporty vehicle, the Equinox continues to prove its worth in the crossover SUV market and will continue to do so for years to follow.