For those of you who prefer an SUV, or midsize SUV "crossover" that provides more space for the whole family, the 2019 Dodge Journey and 2019 Chevy Traverse definitely have you covered! Although there are a few key differences between these two vehicles, they both have a lot in common as far as safety, convenience, and fuel economy are concerned.


    The 2019 Dodge Journey models have two different available engine options. The base model sports a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine that puts out 176 horsepower, and the 3.2-liter V6 engine produces up to 283 horsepower. In contrast, the 2019 Chevy Traverse also provides two configurations, each that are with a V6 engine. A 3.5-liter V6, and 3.6-liter V6 engine that provides 310 horsepower. Although the Dodge Journey and Chevy Traverse have multiple engine options, there are only three differing models for the Journey (SE, Crossroad, & GT) to choose from! Chevy Traverse's supply customers with six different models (L, LS, LT, RS, Premier, & High Country) that all come with their respective trim level options!


    Everyone has a different budget when shopping for a new SUV, and if price is of genuine concern the 2019 Dodge Journey comes in as the less expensive option at a base price of $22,995. The 2019 Chevy Traverse base price is considerably higher at $29,930. Although there is a major difference in standard model pricing, there are a few factors that influence these numbers. For example, the Dodge Journey can transport up to seven passengers at a time. On the other hand, the Chevy Traverse has enough room to comfortably carry up to eight passengers. Also, the 2019 Dodge Journey provides a maximum towing capacity of up to 2,500 pounds. The 2019 Chevy Traverse (depending on engine configuration) has a maximum towing capacity between 1,500 and 5,000!


    Fuel efficiency is also an especially important factor to consider when shopping for a new vehicle! Both the Dodge Journey and Chevy Traverse are relatively similar in this aspect. Estimates of fuel economy say that the Journey gets better gas mileage in the city (19 mpg/city, 25 mpg/highway), while the Traverse gets a little better gas mileage on the highway (18mpg/city, 27 mpg/highway)! So depending on whether you do more driving on city streets or on the highway, both of these SUV models are relatively comparable.


    Midsize SUVs, like all other cars, are starting to become equipped with even more features. The 2019 Dodge Journey & 2019 Chevy Traverse are certainly no exception! The Journey offers the "Parksense" feature, Advanced storage space, and even real time navigation options! The Traverse includes "Tri-zone" automatic climate control, LED headlamps, and even upper active aero shutters! Not only are the technological features becoming more advanced, but the safety features are as well! If you are in the market for a new midsize SUV, I would highly recommend checking out both the Dodge Journey and Chevy Traverse to see what each brand has to offer once you are behind the wheel!