2015 Dodge Journey vs. 2015 Mazda CX-5

The 2015 Dodge Journey is Canada’s favorite crossover boasting stronger standard features, a superior powertrain, and a higher level of performance than competitors like the 2015 Mazda CX-5. We compared these two vehicles head-to-head to demonstrate that the Dodge Journey still rules the crossover class.

Trims and Prices

The 2015 Dodge Journey starts at only $19,495 with the Canada Value Package. With a strong list of features, such as a six-speaker Uconnect 4.3 multimedia centre, dual-zone temperature control, and wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls give Regina and Moose Jaw drivers access to range of top features a low price point. A variety of trims even include the commanding Crossroad AWD, which provides flawless traction, and total comfort.

With a starting price of $22,995, the 2015 Mazda CX-5 will cost drivers at least $3,500 more than a 2015 Dodge Journey. Even then, drivers will only have access to a lackluster list of features provided by the entry-level model. The CX-5 trims run right up to $33,495,which is several thousand dollars more than a top-of-the-line Journey.

Power and Performance

The 2015 Dodge Journey is fitted with a 2.4L I-4 engine as standard, which enlivens the vehicle with 173 hp and 166 lb-ft of torque while still achieving up to 12.7 L/100km in the city and 9.1 L/100km on the highway.

Of course, drivers who need a little more punch can equip their new Journey with an award-winning 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine. A three-time champion of Ward’s ’10 Best Engines,’ the 3.6L Pentastar delivers an outstanding 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque for an exceptional drive under all conditions.

In stark contrast, the 2015 Mazda CX-5 seems sluggish when fully laden. The available SKYACTIV-G engine is uninspired with an output of 185 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque – dramatically lower than the output of the Journey’s V6 engine.


The 2015 Dodge Journey’s solid construction and award-winning engine result in a confident ride that allows Regina and Moose Jaw residents to haul heavy loads and carry more cargo.

  • Towing: The 2015 Dodge Journey can tow a maximum of 1,134 kg – significantly more than the 2015 Mazda CX-5’s rating of 907 kg.
  • Cargo: Some crossover vehicles suffer from low storage capacities. For example, the new CX-5 allows only 1,852 litres in which to cram your belongings. The new Dodge Journey breaks the mould by providing an expansive 1,914 litres of cargo carrying potential.

Learn More about the 2015 Dodge Journey

The 2015 Dodge Journey is Canada’s favourite crossover for a reason. To discover why, come test drive yours today, and visit the Crestview Chrysler showroom.