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2014 Dodge Journey 2014 Ford Escape 2014 Kia Sportage
FWD 4dr American Value Pkg
  • FWD 4dr American Value Pkg
  • FWD 4dr SE
  • FWD 4dr SXT
  • AWD 4dr SE
  • AWD 4dr SXT
  • FWD 4dr Limited
  • FWD 4dr R/T
  • AWD 4dr Limited
  • AWD 4dr R/T
FWD 4dr S
  • FWD 4dr S
  • FWD 4dr SE
  • 4WD 4dr SE
  • FWD 4dr Titanium
  • 4WD 4dr Titanium
2WD 4dr LX
  • 2WD 4dr LX
  • AWD 4dr LX
  • 2WD 4dr EX
  • AWD 4dr EX
  • 2WD 4dr SX
  • AWD 4dr SX

Prices

MSRP $19,995 $23,100 $21,600
Invoice $19,730 $21,772 $20,727
Avg. Paid $21,141 $23,250 $22,312

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.1 7.9
Critics' Rating 8.3 8.6 8.1
Performance 6.8 8.3 7.3
Interior 7.7 7.5 7.2
Safety 9.3 8.5 8.9
Reliability 2.5 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful V6 engine option
  • Generous cargo space
  • Large, intuitive touch-screen infotainment system
  • Powerful EcoBoost engines
  • Compact-car handling
  • Spacious back seat
  • Powerful turbocharged engine option
  • Intuitive optional navigation
  • Nimble handling
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy estimates
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Cramped optional third row
  • Glitchy infotainment system
  • Tight back seat
  • Harsh ride quality
  • Less cargo space than rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.5 L/152 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy 21 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.8 105.9 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 192.4 178.1 174.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 72.4 73
Height, Overall (in) 66.6 66.3 64.4

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3818 3515 3280

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 1000 1500 2000

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.5 98.1 100
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 39.9 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 43.1 41.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 56 56.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 54.8 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.9 39 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 36.8 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 55.3 55.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 52.4 49.1
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 67.6 67.8 54.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 67.6 67.8 54.6

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat 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 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 Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152 2.4 L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 173 @ 6000 168 @ 6000 182 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 166 @ 4400 170 @ 4500 177 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 38.5 38.8 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 22 21 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 31 28 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.5 15.1 15.3

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Short And Long Arm Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard