2018 Ford Edge vs 2018 Dodge Journey

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You can find versatility up and down the new Ford SUV lineup, but there’s perhaps no more versatile new Ford SUV than the 2018 Ford Edge. That’s because the new Ford Edge has something for everyone, including a spacious and functional interior chock-full of standard and available features, a slew of available technology, convenience and capability packages to enhance its already impressive capabilities, and a wide range of available engines offering up to 24 combined miles per gallon or up to 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

Thanks to that unmatched versatility and capability, the new Ford Edge has become incredibly popular among those looking to purchase a new SUV. To show you what all of those other Edge customers already know, we put together this 2018 Ford Edge versus 2018 Dodge Journey head-to-head model comparison. For the purposes of this comparison, we’re using the base models of each lineup as we compare the horsepower, torque and fuel efficiency ratings of the new Ford Edge and the new Dodge Journey.

2018 Ford Edge


2018 Dodge Journey

245 HP Standard Horsepower 173 HP
275 lb-ft. Standard Torque 166 lb-ft.
21 MPG Standard City Gas Mileage 19 MPG
29 MPG Standard Highway Gas Mileage 25 MPG

Get More Power and Better Gas Mileage with the 2018 Ford Edge from Akins Ford near Atlanta GA

One of the main reasons the 2018 Ford Edge is a better choice than the 2018 Dodge Journey for those in the market for a new SUV is that the new Ford Edge combines power and fuel efficiency in way the new Dodge Journey simply can’t match. The 2018 Ford Edge features a standard 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine capable of pumping out 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. Conversely, the 2018 Dodge Journey features a standard 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve VVT SMPI I-4 engine, though it can only offer you 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque.

Normally, you would look at those power numbers and think they mean the new Dodge Journey gets better gas mileage than the new Ford Edge. But you’d be wrong. That’s because the 2018 Ford Edge gets 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway, while the 2018 Dodge Journey can only get 19 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

Thanks to it producing more power than the 2018 Dodge Journey while still getting better gas mileage, the 2018 Ford Edge is the obvious choice for SUV shoppers. To find out more about the new Ford Edge, please contact our friendly Akins Ford staff near Atlanta, GA.

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