2016 Dodge Journey vs. 2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Dodge Journey
2016 Honda CR-V dark exterior

The 2016 Dodge Journey is Canada’s favorite crossover for a reason; it simply offers Indian Head and Melville drivers more than competitors like the 2016 Honda CR-V. Whether you’re looking for a crossover that delivers exceptional cargo-carrying versatility, plenty of power beneath the hood, or an extremely competitive line up of trims and prices, the 2016 Journey ticks all the boxes.

Value

The 2016 Dodge Journey CVP (Canadian Value Package) starts at just $19,495, making it Canada’s most affordable crossover. However, the CR-V LX, which demands close to $7,000 more with a starting price of $26,190, doesn’t match the Journey’s standard features. The CVP offers 17-inch aluminum wheels to the LX’s 16-inch steel wheels, dual zone climate control to the LX’s standard air conditioning, and a 6-speaker sound system to the LX’s 4-speaker version.

Indian Head and Melville drivers could actually pick up a mid-range $25,095 Journey SXT and still be paying less than they would for an entry-level CR-V. At the same time, they would enjoy:

  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel: Only offered as standard with the $34,190 CR-V EXL.
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror: Only provided as standard with the $36,900 CR-V Touring.
  • Tri-Zone Climate Control: Unavailable with the 2016 CR-V at any price.

Versatility

While the 2016 Honda HR-V can take up to five passengers, all trim levels above the 2016 Dodge Journey CVP can carry up to seven in comfort. The Journey also features Best-in-Class storage systems, such as a Flip ‘n Stow fold-flat front passenger seat; it contains a handy hidden storage nook and folds down to let you slide longer items through the whole length of the car.

Second-row storage bins come as standard, providing enough room to hold up to a dozen 355-ml cans with ice. The Journey also commands the power necessary to haul larger items – such as boats and trailers – behind you, with a maximum tow rating of 1,135 kg (2,500 lb) coming in at almost double the CR-V’s maximum of 680 kg (1,496 lb).

2016 Dodge Journey red exterior

Performance

The 2016 Honda CR-V fits only one engine, a 2.4L four-cylinder. It’s actually the same engine used in the much smaller and lighter 2016 Honda Accord Sedan, so Indian Head and Melville drivers shouldn’t expect too much from its 185 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque output.

In contrast, the 2016 Dodge Journey allows you to choose between two available engine options. The 2.4L I-4 base engine generates a 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque output that places it on the same level as the CR-V. However, the CR-V has nothing to contend with the available 3.6L Pentastar V6, which commands a mighty 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

The 2016 Dodge Journey Remains the Country’s Crossover of Choice

The 2016 Dodge Journey outperforms the 2016 Honda CR-V over several key categories, edging its way into poll position within the crossover segment. If you need a family crossover that can deliver across the board, come down to Knight Weyburn CDJR to take a closer look at the 2016 Dodge Journey. For more information, contact us online or call 306-842-7333. We hope to see our Indian Head and Melville customers soon!