What happens when two vehicles are eerily similar? It all comes down to the details. The 2013 Dodge Journey is a distinct 7-passenger crossover with enough space to cater to your growing family, which is exactly why the Journey is the fastest growing crossover in America. The vehicle is available with two capable powertrain options, both with their own strengths. The 2.4L I4 engine is capable of producing up to 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque, and when properly equipped, the Journey can use that power to tow up to 2,500 pounds. The crossover can also earn up to an EPA-estimated 26 mpg hwy, which allows drivers to travel up to 500 miles on a full tank of gas. Named one of the most versatile and affordable 7-passenger crossovers on the market, the Journey uses every inch, every pound, and every mile to deliver a passenger-centric ride.
The 2014 Kia Sorento is a versatile family vehicle with the ability to seat up to seven passengers. However, the third row passengers would have to be small in size and everyone in the vehicle would have forgo bringing any extra cargo. The Sorento comes standard with the 2.4L I4 engine, which is the exact same size as the Journey’s. This engine is capable of pumping out up to 191 horsepower and an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 26 mpg hwy. Although the Sorento has the ability to produce more power, its towing capacity is only up to 1,650 pounds. With a higher starting price than the Journey, the Sorento offers some great standard features, but each detail counts at the end of the day and drivers are expecting much more from their 7-passenger crossovers.
2013 Dodge Journey
The 2013 Dodge Journey is a multifunctional vehicle that offers style for the city and performance for rural driving. The vehicle’s muscular exterior is designed for extensive driving and hauling, as well as keeping up to seven passengers safe and comfortable. Its distinct Dodge front fascia helps it physically stand out on the road, but it’s its performance that really seals the deal. Whether you’re looking to take your Journey for a night out on the town, or out on the open road for a view of the stars, the Journey is ready to show what it’s made of.
With the driver and all of his or her passengers in mind, the Journey takes its interior comfort and convenience very seriously. Passengers are welcomed with comfortable, soft-touch premium materials and the driver has the choice of adding the available heated leather-wrapped steering wheel or heated leather-trimmed front seats to add an extra level of class and comfort. The versatile second- and third-row seats can be adjusted to seat as many passengers as needed, or they can be folded and stored to provide up to 67.6 cu-ft of cargo room.
A 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick, the Journey has over 50 safety and security features to keep drivers’ minds at ease behind the wheel. Whether the Journey is working to prevent, protect, or react in the event of an accident or potential danger, the crossover uses its Electronic Stability Control, seven advanced airbags, and available ParkSense Rear Park Assist System and ParkView Rear Back Up Camera to keep everyone on the road safe and secure.
The Journey is all about its travelers, and everything from its performance to its safety features show exactly that. As the most vehicle for its value, the Dodge Journey takes home top marks for its well-rounded performance and fun-to-drive experience. Its strength in any situation and resilience after miles on the road, make the choice between the 2013 Dodge Journey and 2013 Kia Sorento a fairly simple one.