2015 Dodge Durango vs. 2015 Dodge Journey

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The best kinds of choices are the ones that have no wrong answer.

Either option is the right decision.

These are the kinds of choices offered by your Miami Dodge dealership.

All you have to do is figure out what your driving needs are, and let the experts at Miami Dodge help you find the right Dodge vehicle for you.

If you’re looking for a family car with ample cargo room and outstanding safety ratings, you might want to consider a Dodge Journey from the ever-popular crossover segment.

Or a Dodge Durango, representing the reliable SUV class, depending on the size and schedule needs of your family.

When you choose Dodge, you make the right choice.

The 2015 Dodge Journey: A Competitive Crossover

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The most versatile in the crossover segment, the 2015 Dodge Journey also represents the fastest-growing midsize crossover model.

Here’s why.

Award Winning Drivetrains

The 2015 Dodge Journey comes standard with a 2.4-liter 16-valve four-cylinder engine, able to generate 173 horsepower with 166 lb.-ft. of torque.

For added power, you can opt to drive the available 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, with a boost of 283 horsepower, 260 lb.-ft. of torque.

All-wheel drive is available on either drivetrain, along with all-speed traction control, and electronic roll mitigation.

Uncompromised Fuel Efficiency

Whether you choose the standard four-cylinder or the V6 engine, you’ll enjoy impressive fuel efficiency from the drivetrains in either vehicle.

The 2.6-liter four cylinder is outfitted with a 20.5 gallon fuel tank, which gets 26 highway miles per gallon and up to 533 highway miles on a single tank.

Even though increased power usually zaps the efficiency, the V6 sacrifices neither, and instead boasts 25 highway miles per gallon and gets more than 500 highway miles from a single tank of gas.

Pretty comparable fuel economy for a significant surge in power!

Spacious Interior with Ample Storage

Able to carry five or seven passengers, the 2015 Dodge Journey has over 67 cubic feet of cargo space, after you fold down the front passenger, second-row, and available third-row seat.

Covered with smooth surfaces and soft-touch materials, the Dodge Journey is comfortable, whether you’re sitting in the front or rear cabin.

And it’s loaded with all kinds of storage spaces, including the available front passenger Flip n’ Stow in-seat storage, not to mention the in-floor cooler feature.

Now how cool is that?

The interior is covered in several available combinations of Capri leather trim and Strobe and Sedoso cloth in a variety of colors.

Enviable Exterior Finishes

The 2015 Dodge Journey comes in seven trim levels: AVP, SE, SXT, SXT Plus, Crossroad, Limited, and R/T, with more than a dozen complementary packages for additional enhancement and customization.

With the Blacktop package, for example, your Journey will be accented by 19-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, gloss black exterior mirrors with matching gloss black grille, automatic temperature control, black headlamp bezels, and gloss black lower front fascia accents.

Eight exterior color choices include: Redline Red 2-Coat Pearl, Pitch Black, Pearl White Tri-Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic, Fathom Blue Pearl, White, Billet Silver Metallic, and Blue Streak Pearl.

Serious Safety Comes Standard

The 2015 Dodge Journey features more than fifty available safety and security options.

Standard airbags on all Dodge Journey models include seven advanced airbags, driver and front passenger multistage airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags, and driver’s knee blocker airbag.

Also standard is the four-wheel Antilock Brake System and All-Speed Traction control.

A rearview backup camera also comes standard, with the Parksense Rear Park Assist System available on certain models.

With Dodge vehicles, safety and security is not a choice. It’s a guarantee.

You can even rest easy when it comes to protecting your car and your wallet.

The 2015 Dodge Journey comes with a best-in-class powertrain limited warranty for 5-Years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Starting MSRP for the 2015 Dodge Journey is competitively based at $20,695.

But, if you need something a bit bigger, with even more power, take a look at the next size up – the 2015 Dodge Durango.

The 2015 Dodge Durango: One Smart SUV

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Sometimes, bigger is better, and if you find that your driving needs exceed the Journey’s capabilities, then the Durango, with best-in-class accolades, is the choice for you.

What makes the Durango different from the Journey?

Just a few minor details…

Dependable Drivetrains

Equipped with a standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, backed by 290 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, the Dodge Durango also offers drivers the optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8, generating 360 horsepower with 390 lb.-ft. of torque, ideal for towing.

Featuring best-in-class towing of up to 6,200 pounds with the standard V6, or 7,400 pounds with the V8, the Dodge Durango also claims best-in-class power and is a performance-driven SUV.

Best-in-Class Fuel Efficiency

Supporting the drivetrains, Variable Valve Timing (VVT), enhances the fuel efficiency and power of the Durango, giving this SUV best-in-class fuel economy in both the standard and available engine options.

Operated by an eight-speed automatic transmission, the rear-wheel drive V6 delivers best-in-class standard fuel economy of 25 highway miles per gallon, while the all-wheel drive alternative gets an competitive 24 highway miles per gallon.

The V8 is also recognized for best-in-class fuel efficiency, able to get 23 highway miles per gallon, enhanced by the Durango’s near 50-50 weight distribution.

The 2015 Dodge Durango proves that you don’t have to sacrifice exceptional fuel economy for power and performance.

A Tech-Savvy Interior

Well-appointed with the latest technological innovations, the interior of the 2015 Dodge Durango exemplifies comfort, accessibility, and ease.

Fun features like the standard steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and E-rotary shift knob make the cockpit a sleek and streamlined control center.

More technology is provided by the available class-exclusive UConnect system with available UConnect Access, including on-demand Wi-Fi.

Backseat passengers can be entertained by the optional Blu-ray and DVD entertainment system, broadcast on nine-inch screens which fold down for scratch-free protection.

Cloth or available Nappa leather covers the seats, and the second and third rows present up to fifty possible seating configurations.

Ample storage is provided by up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo room.

This is an ideal vehicle for car trips, carpooling, or just conquering those daily tasks and errands.

An Expressive and Edgy Exterior

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Muscle-car inspiration is evident in some of the Durango’s design details like the class-exclusive LED taillamp, made from 192 individual and connected LEDs.

With the signature crosshair grille and six available wheel options, this SUV has style.

Available in five trim levels: the SXT, SXT Plus, Limited, Citadel, and R/T, the 2015 Dodge Durango is offered in a stunning ten-shade color palette:

  • Bright White
  • True Blue Pearl
  • Maximum Steel Metallic
  • Billet Silver Metallic
  • Granite Crystal Metallic
  • Sandstone Pearl
  • Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl
  • Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl
  • Redline Red 2-Coat Pearl
  • Black Forest Green Pearl

You can also choose from a dozen packages for additional customization possibilities.

Upgraded Safety and Security Options

Secured by more than sixty safety features, the 2015 Dodge Durango offers additional safety features, including:

  • Available Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop
  • Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation
  • Back Up Assistance
  • UConnect Emergency and Roadside Assistance
  • Advanced Braking Technology
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers

If you’re not sure which Dodge model makes the most sense for you, stop by your Miami Dodge and take them both out for a test drive.

After all, experience is the best way to “Grab Life.”