The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander and Dodge Journey put a fair price on cushy family travel and sporty utility. In fact, both of these crossover SUVs have a lot to offer. And that can make it tough to choose just one. Good thing our comparison guide is here to help.
Modern Comfort: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander
Seven-passenger crossovers should be both roomy and comfortable, and the Outlander delivers the goods in both departments. The ride stays nice and smooth and the seats maintain their supportive comfort for the long haul. Whether you’re running unending errands or hauling the family up the highway, you can expect a lot from the Outlander cabin.
The Dodge Journey is also nice and roomy, with three rows of seating for your adventure-loving family. However, seating can feel a little stiff, especially after hours on the road. The Journey can also be on the noisy side, too, with wind and traffic noise infiltrating the cabin during highway rides.
Thriftiest Family Hauler: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander
Best Warranty Coverage: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander
Few automakers cover your new car to the extent that Mitsubishi does. Thanks to its 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, your future definitely holds a dependable performance. And the Outlander also comes with a five-year/60,000-mile new car limited warranty, which is much longer than most.
The Dodge Journey does give you some peace of mind – just not as much as the Outlander. Its limited powertrain warranty will help you keep chugging along with five years or 60,000 miles of coverage. The new car basic limited warranty lasts three years or 36,000 miles. Dodge’s warranty coverage is typical for the auto industry, and it goes to show you just out outstanding Mitsubishi’s coverage actually is.
Lowest Cost to Own: 2019 Dodge Journey
The 2019 Dodge Journey (starting at $23,245) is actually slightly more affordable than the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander (starting at $24,695). That’s great news if you want the lowest possible monthly payment.
But you should note that the Outlander gives you more for your money, especially if you’re shopping for a tech-savvy entry-level crossover. Each of these Mitsubishi SUV trims comes with an expansive infotainment system, including a 7-inch touchscreen display and timesaving voice controls. To get a similar setup on the Journey, you’re going to need to upgrade to at least the mid-grade model.
The Dodge Journey’s price tag is certainly enticing, but you need only spend a little bit more to enjoy everything the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander has to offer. That means increased fuel economy, warranty coverage, and more modern tech features for your money. And the Outlander’s comfortable ride is the cherry on top of your driving experience.