2017 Dodge Journey vs. 2017 Ford Escape in Chicago, IL

If your daily routine could use incredible passing power, a comfortable cabin, and thoughtful safety features, the 2017 Dodge Journey SE AWD and 2017 Ford Escape S have you covered in most every aspect. While the Dodge Journey SE offers all-wheel drive and the Ford Escape doesn't, the Ford SUV has better fuel economy. What other key differences do these SUVs have? Continue reading to find out!

If you have questions as you read through the following details, don't hesitate to contact the team at Midway Dodge in Chicago at (888) 416-9124.

2017 Dodge Journey vs. 2017 Ford Escape in Chicago, IL

2017 Dodge Journey vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Engine Specs & Performance

The 2017 Dodge Journey and Ford Escape both offer amicable driving experiences, but our experts prefer the Dodge Journey. The Journey base SE trim is available with a powerful V6, while the Ford Escape is only available with an I-4 engine. Speed bumps and potholes don't rattle the 2017 Journey thanks to its well-tuned suspension system, providing you with a smooth drive through Chicago. Take a closer look at how the two engines of each SUV compare with the following table.

2017 Dodge Journey

Model

2017 Ford Escape

3.6L Pentastar® V6

Engine

2.5L I4

283 HP @ 6,350 RPM

Horsepower

168 HP @ 6,600 RPM

260 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 RPM

Torque

170 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 RPM

16/24 MPG

MPG city/highway

21/28 MPG

2,500 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity

2,000 lbs.

AWD

Drivetrain

FWD

6-speed automatic transmission

Transmission

6-speed automatic transmission

2017 Dodge Journey vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Interior & Exterior Design

Both crossover SUVs have flat loading floors for easily packing cargo, but beyond that, the 2017 Dodge Journey and Ford Escape provide different cabins. The Dodge Journey SUV has durable cloth seating that can handle spills and in-floor storage under the passenger seat and in the cargo area. Additional cabin feature differences include the following:

2017 Dodge Journey

Model

2017 Ford Escape

7

Max. Seating Capacity

5

Standard

Keyless Ignition

Optional

Standard

3-zone climate control

N/A

Standard

Tilt/telescoping steering wheel

Standard

Premium Cloth

Upholstery

Cloth

2017 Dodge Journey Interior and Specs in Chicago, IL

Including the same rear lighting and same size wheels, the 2017 Dodge Journey and Ford Escape are similarly equipped when it comes to exterior features. However, our Dodge dealership in Chicago appreciates the additional exterior features included with the 2017 Journey SUV.

2017 Dodge Journey

Model

2017 Ford Escape

17-in. steel wheels

Wheels

17-in. steel wheels

Standard

Roof rails

N/A

Standard

LED tail lights

Standard

Standard

Heated side mirrors

N/A

2017 Dodge Journey vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Safety & Technology

A comprehensive airbag system will protect you and your passengers in the 2017 Dodge Journey and 2017 Ford Explorer. Both even include a driver knee airbag for extra cushion in the event of a collision. The 2017 Journey also includes active head restraints, which decreases the likelihood of injury to the driver and passenger by extending forward to reduce the gap between occupants' heads and headrest. This supplemental safety feature is not offered on the 2017 Escape. Additional 2017 Dodge Journey safety features include:

  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Trailer Sway Damping
  • All-Speed Traction Control

Schedule a Test Drive in Chicago

If you're as impressed as the team at our Dodge dealership is with the 2017 Journey, take one for a spin! Pick a 2017 Journey SUV from our new inventory and schedule a test drive at Midway Dodge in Chicago by calling (888) 416-9124. Don't forget to ask about our Dodge incentives when you call to learn more about saving on the $26,745 MSRP.

2017 Dodge Journey Exterior and Performance in Chicago, IL

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