2015 Dodge Journey vs. 2015 Ford Escape
When Regina and Moose Jaw drivers compare the 2015 Dodge Journey with the 2015 Ford Escape, they’re looking for a capable vehicle with a roomy cabin and plenty of convenience features. The 2015 Dodge Journey is Canada’s preferred crossover, but we decided to compare these two models provide which is the better value.
Trims and Features
The 2015 Dodge Journey starts at just $19,495 with the feature-packed Canada Value Package that offers dual-zone air conditioning, the Uconnect multimedia centre, and a keyless entry system. Models run from the inimitable BlackTop with touring suspension and a gloss black interior, right up to the commanding Crossroad AWD that comes with leather-faced seats (heated in the front), all-wheel drive, and 19-inch aluminum wheels.
The entry-level 2015 Ford Escape costs more, yet offers less. With the S model starting at $23,799, you’ll be paying over $4,300 more than the Journey, but the Escape lacks dual zone climate control. Models are priced as high as $32,299, which means you’ll need to empty your pockets to secure this SUV.
Power and Performance
Manufacturers sometimes short-change their crossover vehicles when it comes to power, but Dodge delivers outstanding performance for Regina and Moose Jaw drivers.
The 2015 Dodge Journey can be outfitted with an award-winning 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine. Listed three times among Ward’s ’10 Best Engines’, this innovative powerhouse puts you in control of 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. With the capability to tow up to 1,134 kg, you’ll enjoy more than enough power for a confident ride under all conditions.
In contrast, the 2015 Ford Escape offers a maximum output of 240 hp and 231 lb-ft of torque from its available 2.0L EcoBoost engine. This motor’s tow rating is 907 kg.
Storage and Versatility
The 2015 Dodge Journey’s strong list of standard features and its phenomenal power is complemented by an outstanding level of interior space. While the 2015 Ford Escape carries a maximum of 5 passengers, the Journey can accommodate up to 7 in style and comfort. However, this does not mean that cargo space is compromised. The 2015 Dodge Journey offers 1,914 litres with several storage solutions to keep everything secure and organized. These include:
- Flip ‘n Stow In-Seat Storage: The front passenger seat folds flat for additional space, helping to hide your valuables from prying eyes.
- Tilt ‘n Slide Seats: Cushions fold upwards and seats slide forward with just the pull of a lever.
Come Test Drive the 2015 Dodge Journey
We’re happy to announce that the 2015 Dodge Journey continues to dominate competitors like the 2015 Ford Escape. To test drive yours today, just contact Crestview Chrysler at 306-525-5411.