2018 Dodge Journey vs. 2018 Dodge Durango Model Comparison | Chicago, IL

Do you need a new family SUV? The 2018 Dodge Journey and 2018 Dodge Durango are well worth your consideration. They both provide three rows of seating, plenty of power, and a long list of convenience features for your family to enjoy. To discover which model meets your exact needs, continue reading the following SUV comparison.

When you're ready to schedule a test drive, give the team at Midway Dodge in Chicago a call at (888) 416-9124 to make an appointment.

2018 Dodge Journey vs. 2018 Dodge Durango: Engine and Performance

You can enjoy a sporty drive in both the 2018 Journey and Durango. However, if you prefer sedan-like cornering, the Dodge Journey GT is available with a high-performance suspension system to give you the driving experience you desire. If you're after power and capability, the 2018 Durango is your SUV because it produces more horsepower and can tow up to 8,700 lbs. Check out engine specs in the following table.


2018 Dodge Journey

2018 Dodge Durango


2.4L I4

3.6L Pentastar® V6

3.6L Pentastar® V6

5.7L HEMI® V8


173 HP

283 HP

295 HP

360 HP


166 lb.-ft.

260 lb.-ft.

260 lb.-ft.

390 lb.-ft.

City/Hwy MPG

19/25 MPG

17/25 MPG

19/26 MPG

14/22 MPRG

Max. Towing*

1,000 lbs.

2,500 lbs.

6,200 lbs.

8,700 lbs.

*When properly equipped

2018 Dodge Journey performance features:

  • Front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
  • 4-speed or 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Trailer Sway Control

2018 Dodge Durango performance features:

  • Rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Steering wheel mounted paddle shifters
  • Trailer Sway Control
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2018 Dodge Journey vs. 2018 Dodge Durango: Interior and Exterior Design

Dodge Journey and Dodge Durango Interior Dashboards

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While both the 2018 Journey and Durango are available with power-operated, heated side mirrors, the Dodge Durango adds a memory feature. You can use roof racks to store gear on both SUVs, but crossbars on the Durango can fold into the side rails to improve aerodynamics.

Inside, seat up to seven passengers in the Dodge Durango and Journey. Keep in mind that the 2018 Durango offers up to 84.5 cu. ft. of cargo space compared to the 67.6-cu. ft. maximum cargo capacity in a new Journey.

2018 Dodge Journey interior and exterior features:

  • Bright dual exhaust tips
  • Fog lamps
  • Tilt 'n Slide second row seats
  • 6-way power driver seat with 4-way power lumbar
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Three-zone automatic temperature control

2018 Dodge Durango interior and exterior features:

  • LED daytime running lamps
  • Automatic high-beam headlamps
  • Second-row fold and tumble captains chairs
  • Power sunroof
  • Heated and ventilated front seats; heated second-row seats
  • 8-way power front seats
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2018 Dodge Journey vs. 2018 Dodge Durango: Safety and Technology

2018 Dodge Journey and 2018 Dodge Durango

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If you'd like driver assistance features, such as the Blind Spot Monitoring System, consider a new Durango. Regardless of which Dodge SUV you take home, you will be thoroughly entertained thanks to available Uconnect® infotainment systems with integrated navigation. A Wi-Fi hotspot by Mopar® will help keep you connected in the 2018 Journey, while Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ allow you to access music from your smartphone in the 2018 Durango.

2018 Dodge Journey safety and tech features:

  • Brake Assist
  • Rearview camera
  • ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
  • Bluetooth®
  • Hands-Free Calling and Voice Text Reply
  • Six-speaker Infinity® sound system

2018 Dodge Durango safety and tech features:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop
  • ParkSense® Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Rain Brake Support
  • Nine-speaker BeatsAudio™ premium sound system
  • SiriusXM Guardian™
  • Dual-screen Blu-ray™ entertainment system
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Schedule a Test Drive at Midway Dodge!

Now that you're ready to browse the 2018 Dodge Journey or 2018 Dodge Durango inventory at Midway Dodge in Chicago, schedule a test drive by calling us at (888) 416-9124. Remember to ask a team member how a Dodge Journey lease deal can help you save on the Durango's $29,995 starting MSRP or the Journey's $22,495 starting MSRP.

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