2016 Dodge Journey vs. 2016 Ford Escape

The 2016 Dodge Journey is Canada’s favorite crossover, so it should come as no surprise to Indian Head and Melville drivers that it offers far more than the 2016 Ford Escape. In fact, it allows for greater power, stronger standard features, more space, and even starts at a lower price.

Price and Features

The 2016 Dodge Journey is the most affordable mid-size crossover in Canada, with the Canadian Value Package (CVP) trim starting at just $19,495 compared to the entry-level 2016 Ford Escape S starting price of $22,663. That’s a difference of over $3000, but Ford doesn’t make up for that by at least offering Indian Head and Melville drivers a more impressive list of standard features.

In fact, the 2016 Journey has the 2016 Escape beaten there as well. In the CVP, you’ll enjoy dual-zone control air conditioning as standard, compared to basic air conditioning in the Escape S. Heated mirrors and aluminum wheels also come as standard – unlike in the Ford – while superior trims provide technology which isn’t offered in the Escape at any price, including a Radio 8.4 multimedia centre equipped with the largest-in-class 8.4-inch touchscreen.

Space and Comfort

The 2016 Dodge Journey isn’t just more affordable than the 2016 Ford Escape, it’s also more spacious, with Best-in-Class storage systems helping Indian Head and Melville families to perfectly customize the vehicle’s versatile interior space.

To start with, the 2016 Dodge Journey can take up to 7 passengers, while the 2016 Ford Escape only accommodates 5. As an added plus, superior passenger volume of 2,818 L to the Escape’s 2,778 L means that everyone has more space to spread out. You’ll also enjoy up to 1,121 L of cargo space behind the third row, compared to a maximum of just 971 L in the Escape. That’s alongside several Best-in-Class storage systems, including:

  • Flip ‘n Stow In-Seat Storage: Just flip up the front passenger’s seat to find an additional cargo nook; it’s perfect for hiding valuables such as purses and tablets.
  • Class-Exclusive Second Row Storage Bins: Standard on all models, these are perfect for holding larger items, and even boast the space needed for up to a dozen 355-ml cans with ice.

Power and Performance

Canada’s favorite crossover should come with first-class power, so that’ exactly what Indian Head and Melville drivers are offered with the 216 Dodge Journey. The available 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine is a three-time winner of Ward’s ’10 Best Engines’, and not without reason. It produces up to 283 horsepower, appreciably more than the maximum output of the 2016 Ford Escape’s available 240 horsepower 2.0L EcoBoost engine.

Standard power is similarly superior in the Journey. A 2.4L I-4 engine is fitted to produce up to 173 horsepower, while the Escape’s 2.5L Duratec makes only up to 168 horsepower. Even mid-range models are only equipped with a 1.6L EcoBoost – it matches the Journey’s standard engine with regular fuel, or makes marginally more – 178 horsepower – when you top up with premium.

Find Your 2016 Dodge Journey at Knight Weyburn CDJR

It’s clearly going to take a more impressive crossover than the 2016 Ford Edge to conquer the 2016 Dodge Journey. To make sure you drive home in the best, come down to Knight Weyburn CDJR today. We hope to see our Indian Head and Melville customers soon!