The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek vs. the 2017 Dodge Journey Orlando


Compare the New Subaru Crosstrek and the Dodge Journey for Your Orlando Adventures

When it comes to navigating the Orlando, Kissimmee, and Lakeland communities, you have many excellent transportation options. Most modern vehicles can transport you from one Florida destination to the next with style and efficiency that comes unrivaled by cars of the past. Here at Peacock Subaru, we recommend that you choose a model that offers the ideal balance of power, safety, style, and efficiency. Many Florida drivers choose an SUV due to their versatility, and the Subaru brand comes as no stranger to the segment. Visit our Subaru dealership in Orlando soon to explore one of our favorite crossover Subaru vehicles - the Subaru Crosstrek. We can help you compare the new Crosstrek to the Dodge Journey for your daily commute!

New Crosstrek and Journey Performance and Capability

Your adventures call for spirited performance, efficiency, and capability. The new Subaru Crosstrek excels over the Dodge Journey in all three areas, making it an excellent choice for Central Florida families. If you plan to tow recreational equipment, you'll want to go with the Subaru Crosstrek over the Dodge Journey. The Crosstrek has a max towing capacity of 1,500 pounds compared to the Journey's 1,000 towing capacity. The Subaru SUV offers better fuel economy than the Dodge SUV, coming in at 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway/26 mpg combined compared to the Journey's 19 mpg city/25 mpg highway/21 mpg combined. The Crosstrek also comes designed around Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system, ensuring an efficient distribution of power and control for your weekend adventures. The unrivaled AWD system comes standard on every new Crosstrek, but if you want improved traction control and grip on the new Journey, it will cost you extra. Further, the Dodge crossover does not offer the superior symmetrical AWD system for any trim model.

The Subaru Crosstrek also performs well during safety and crash testing, earning its status as a top contender due to an extensive selection of standard and optional safety features. Driver-assist technologies come standard on higher trim models and available for others, including automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and more in the Subaru EyeSight suite. The Dodge Journey does not compare in this area, with a much smaller variety of advanced safety features than its Subaru counterpart. As a result, the Journey generally receives lower safety scores than the Crosstrek.

Style and Versatility Comparison Between the Subaru Crosstrek and Dodge Journey

Both SUV models boast an attractive appearance for the streets of Lakeland and Kissimmee and plenty of space to stow small cargo items on the interior. The Subaru crossover and the Dodge SUV models offer seating for up to five and split-folding rear seats that add cargo storage versatility to the interior. The Crosstrek provides significantly more front legroom than the Journey, ensuring that you can stay comfortable as you navigate the Orlando, Lakeland, and Kissimmee areas.

Additional standard features to note inside the Subaru Crosstrek include standard Bluetooth® connectivity, voice recognition software, a touchscreen infotainment center, and a rearview camera. The Dodge Journey does not come as well-equipped, lacking standard Bluetooth® connectivity and rearview camera in addition to many of the other standard and available Subaru technologies.

Request a Crosstrek Test Drive at Our Orlando Subaru Dealership

The new Subaru Crosstrek serves as a delightful and capable travel companion for Orlando drivers that value safety, fuel efficiency, and style. When you decide to chase adventure in a new Crosstrek, visit Peacock Subaru to take one out for a test drive! Our Subaru sales consultants can help you pick a trim package that fits your budget, lifestyle and daily driving needs. Visit our Subaru Finance Center to apply for auto financing today!

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