Which crossover would YOU rather own, the value-focused Dodge Journey or Hyundai’s popular Santa Fe? Vote in our latest poll!
Crossovers are all the rage; it seems every manufacturer offers at least half a dozen of these car-based utility vehicles. In any event, two options in this market-dominating segment are the Dodge Journey, an older offering, and the Hyundai Santa Fe. Let’s compare!
Age before beauty, we start with the Dodge. To be polite, this is an older product but it’s still surprisingly popular, probably because of its attractive base price. You can scoop one up for around 21 grand. Still, you probably don’t want the base powertrain, which consists of a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a four-speed automatic transmission.
The available Pentastar V6 is a much better option. Displacing 3.6-liters, it’s good for 283 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a self-shifting gearbox that brandishes six forward ratios, a much more acceptable number. Both front- and all-wheel drive is available. The Journey can also be had with three rows of seats.
As for the Hyundai, it’s motivate by just one engine, a 3.3-liter V6 that’s good for 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of peak torque. The only transmission offered is a six-speed automatic.
When it comes to standard features, the Santa Fe comes with goodies like 18-inch wheels, hill-start assist, a driver’s knee air bag, power-operated side-view mirrors and more. All-wheel drive is available at extra cost.
Hyundai has always been about value but the Santa Fe is much more richly appointed than the Dodge in this comparison and it shows on the window sticker. This crossover kicks off around $31,000, A LOT more than the Journey.
So, that’s a quick look at these two versatile vehicles, but which one do you prefer? Make sure to vote in our latest poll, though if you need more information feel free to compare the Santa Fe and Journey right here.