2013 Dodge Journey vs 2013 Chevrolet Equinox

2013 Dodge JourneyIf you’ve been paying attention to the changing climate of the auto market in recent years, then you know that it’s now made up of a lot more crossover SUVs. Many Canadian buyers in the Regina and Moose Jaw area have decided to step into a smaller segment, but they still want a car that can give them the confident performance, safety, and convenience of a larger SUV. With a competitive powertrain, a number of added standard features, and a reduced price tag for the new model year, the 2013 Dodge Journey, now available at Crestview Chrysler in Regina, has become a leader in the industry.

In an increasingly competitive segment, however, it’s definitely worth the time to look elsewhere and do your research to find the best model for your specific needs, so read on as we consider the ins-and-outs of the 2013 Dodge Journey R/T and its competitor, the 2013 Chevy Equinox 1LT.

How They Stack Up

Both the new Journey R/T and the 2013 Chevy Equinox 1LT are worthy rivals in a tough segment, but the new Journey’s additional features for a lower cost make it the clear choice for most customers. Let’s take a look at some performance numbers and features to see why.

  • SUV Performance: When you buy a crossover SUV you still want that full-size SUV sense of control and power behind the wheel. Both of these models come with all-wheel-drive (AWD) for added safety and confidence on the road, but the Journey packs a bigger punch under the hood. The 2013 Dodge Journey R/T 4-door AWD delivers with a 3.6L V6 engine that produces 283 kW of horsepower and 260 N-m of torque. That significantly outperforms the Chevy Equinox 1LT’s standard 2.4L inline-4, which only gets 182 kW of horsepower and 172 N-m of torque.
  • Inside the Cabin: Crossing over to a compact SUV shouldn’t mean giving up on comfort and convenience. In many ways the Journey R/T 4-door AWD and the Equinox 1LT both deliver. They each come with standard steering wheel mounted cruise control, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, satellite radio, iPhone and MP3 compatibility, Bluetooth hands-free calling, and much more. However, the Journey R/T steps it up in a number of key categories. Just a few of the features you’ll find in the Journey R/T but not in the Equinox 1LT include leather seats, heated driver/passenger cushions and seatbacks, fold flat front passenger seats for added cargo, Homelink wireless control system for added security and convenience, and more cargo space (1121L v. 872 L).

Step Into a Brand-New Dodge Journey

The 2013 Dodge Journey is on sale at Crestview Chrysler, so stop by our dealership and take it for a test drive today! We are located at 601 Albert Street in Regina, just a short 50-minute drive east of Moose Jaw on the Trans-Canada Highway. We hope to serve you soon!