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2014 Ford Escape versus 2014 Dodge Journey Burlington

2014 Ford Escape vs 2014 Dodge Journey

In the tightly fought SUV market there are few battles as hotly contested as that of the 2014 Dodge Journey vs 2014 Ford Escape. Both SUVs are similarly sized and priced and are usually logical first choices for many families.

So which is best? Which delivers on power, refinement and style? Let's find out!

Engines

Engine options for the Dodge Journey are a 2.4-liter inline four giving 173 hp and 166 lb-ft of torque and a 3.6-liter V6 producing 283 hp. Both use either a 4 or 6 speed automatic transmission. The 2014 Ford Escape uses a 2.5-liter inline four EcoBoost engine that produces 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. It uses a six speed automatic transmission.

The Ford is slightly down on horsepower but is slightly up on torque. Although 5 hp or 4 lb-ft will not be noticeable while on the road.

Styling

In the styling stakes, we think the 2014 Dodge Journey is a classic SUV shape with unfussy panels, a straightforward front end and a practical backside. It's a handsome devil that effortlessly combines looks, grace and curb appeal.

The 2014 Ford Escape is also a good looking SUV, with slight more complicated design and a more rounded profile with a huge "mouth" at the front with that grille.

Interior

The huge strides made in Dodge build quality made over the past few years is paying dividends on the inside of the 2014 Dodge Journey. The interior is spacious, well considered, offers 5 or 7 seats, plenty of cargo space and a more refined ride than ever before.

The 2014 Ford Escape also offers a compelling interior but doesn't have the 7 seat option and seems to have a bit less passenger room.

Performance

As mentioned, in 2.4 guise, there is little between the Dodge or Ford in terms of performance. However, most buyers of a 2014 Dodge Journey would likely go for the V6, so it's a clear winner for Dodge fans. Coupled with a fine drive, lots of comfort, decent gas mileage for a V6 and great road manners, it's a great SUV overall.


Why not visit Unique Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Burlington for the 2014 Dodge Journey, we are located between Oakville & Hamilton, south of Milton!

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