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2009. - 2013.
suv, 5 door
4 x 4
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
2008. - 2011.
suv, 5 door


Dimensons & Outlines

4775 mm
1820 mm
1605 mm
526 liters
1726 liters
64 liters
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4888 mm
1834 mm
1672 mm
167 liters
1562 liters
77 liters
2009 Subaru Outback
2008 Dodge Journey


2.5 EJ252
4 - Boxer, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2457 cc
167 hp
229 Nm
2.4 World
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2360 cc
170 hp
220 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1468 kg
9.6 s
201 km/h
11.7 l/100km
6.8 l/100km
8.6 l/100km
199 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1660 kg
10.1 s
188 km/h
11.9 l/100km
7.0 l/100km
8.8 l/100km
209 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1508 kg
10.4 s
198 km/h
11.3 l/100km
6.7 l/100km
8.4 l/100km
194 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 4 gears
1680 kg
11.9 s
188 km/h
13.0 l/100km
7.6 l/100km
9.6 l/100km
228 g/km


5600 EUR
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Virtual Adviser's™ opinion


Two significantly similar cars, no doubt about that. Still, each one has something different to offer. Having both cars powered by petrol engines and utilizing the 5-door suv body style within the same 'SUV' segment, the only major difference here really is their wheel drive configuration (4 x 4 for the Subaru and front in the case of the Dodge). The first one has a Subaru-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 167hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 170hp engine designed by Chrysler.


The fact that the Subaru got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, offers a slight advantage, as the 4-star rating is better than none. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the American car offers a considerable difference of 13% more metal.


Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Subaru with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Dodge badge with 4.1 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the Japanese car rank it on average as 2.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Subaru is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.5 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 201 kilometers per hour, 13km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 8.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (32 mpg), in combined cycle.


Dodge appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Japanese car offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. It all continues in the same direction, with Subaru offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the Subaru. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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