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2009 Dodge Journey 2009 Mazda CX-7 2009 Ford Escape
     
FWD 4dr SE
  • FWD 4dr SE
  • FWD 4dr SXT
  • AWD 4dr SXT
  • FWD 4dr R/T
  • AWD 4dr R/T
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Touring
  • FWD 4dr Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Touring
  • AWD 4dr Grand Touring
FWD 4dr I4 Man XLS
  • FWD 4dr I4 Man XLS
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto XLS
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto XLS
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto XLT
  • FWD 4dr V6 Auto XLT
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto Limited
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto XLT
  • FWD 4dr V6 Auto Limited
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Auto XLT
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto Limited
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Auto Limited

Prices

MSRP $20,925 $23,900 $20,435
Invoice $19,517 $22,365 $19,245
Avg. Paid $9,242 $10,261 $9,264

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.2 8.3 7.7
Critics' Rating 7.9 8.8 8.3
Performance 7.0 8.5 7.4
Interior 7.3 7.8 7.7
Operating Cost 7.5 7.3 7.8
Safety 9.4 9.2 8.8
Reliability 2.0 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Roomy cabin
  • Great safety scores
  • Good fuel economy from base engine
  • Athletic handling
  • Attractive, modern interior
  • Good reliability rating
  • Spacious interior
  • Ample available features
Cons
  • Some powertrains get poor gas mileage
  • Cheap-feeling interior
  • Poor reliability
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Small back seat and cargo area
  • Ride lacks refinement of rivals
  • Aging interior design and materials

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.3L/138 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 19 City / 25 Hwy 17 City / 23 Hwy 20 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4dr SUV 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.8 108.3 103.1
Length, Overall (in) 192.4 184.0 174.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 73.7 71.1
Height, Overall (in) 66.6 64.8 67.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3692 3710 4320

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Optional Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Optional Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 125.6 101.7 99.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 39.7 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 41.7 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 58.0 56.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 54.8 53.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.9 39.3 39.2
Second Leg Room (in) 33.6 36.4 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 55.8 55.9
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 53.0 49.1
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 67.6 58.6 66.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 37.1 29.9 29.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.3L/138 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 173 @ 6000 244 @ 5000 171 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 166 @ 4400 258 @ 2500 171 @ 4500
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 38.5 37.4 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 23 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.5 18.2 16.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) multi-link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard