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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
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2008. - 2011.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2009. - 2013.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4

Marketing

Dimensons & Outlines

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

Engine

Chrysler
2.4 World
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2360 cc
170 hp
220 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Subaru
2.5 EJ252
Petrol
4 - Boxer, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2457 cc
167 hp
229 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

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
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
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

Performance (automatic gearbox)

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
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
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

Expenses

5000 EUR
Price from
5600 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

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 (front for the Dodge and 4 x 4 in the case of the Subaru). The first one has a Chrysler-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 170hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 167hp engine designed by Subaru.

Safety

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. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. 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. Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the American car offers a considerable difference of 13% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, at least on all of the models level. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Dodge with an average rating of 4.1, and models under the Subaru badge with 4.2 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the American car rank it on average as 4.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 2.0 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.


Verdict

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. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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