2018 Ford Edge vs 2018 Dodge Journey

2018 Ford Edge vs 2018 Dodge Journey

Way back when, trim levels weren’t yet a thing. That meant if you went to purchase a new model, you were getting the same model everyone else was getting. With the invention of trim levels, new model lineups now offer more choices than the lineups of old. However, many automotive companies like to use trim levels as a way to get more money out of you. They’ll entice you with a low starting price, but once you really look at what’s being offered, you find out you’ll have to pay way more to get the power, capability and features you want.

The 2018 Ford Edge lineup is not one of those lineups. Affordability and capability are mainstays up and down the new Ford Edge trim level ladder, and its base model offers a wide array of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features to go along with a powerful and efficient standard engine. To see what we mean, check out this 2018 Ford Edge versus 2018 Dodge Journey head-to-head model comparison, which uses the base models for each lineup to compare power and gas mileage ratings.

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

2018 Ford Edge: More Standard Horsepower & Torque than the 2018 Dodge Journey – with Better Gas Mileage Too

The base new Ford Edge trim level is the 2018 Ford Edge SE. Its standard engine is a 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine that can provide you with up to 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. The base new Dodge Journey trim level is the 2018 Dodge Journey SE. While the two models share the “SE” moniker, the similarities end there. That’s because the standard engine for the 2018 Journey SE is a 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve VVT SMPI I-4 engine that can only provide you with a meager 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque.

What’s even more impressive about the new Edge’s 2.0-liter EcoBoost standard engine is that it gets better gas mileage than the new Journey’s 2.4-liter DOHC standard engine, even while offering more power. In fact, the 2018 Ford Edge can get you up to 21 city MPG and 29 highway MPG, whereas the 2018 Dodge Journey can get you up to only 19 city MPG and 25 highway MPG.

For more on the 2018 Ford Edge lineup and the capabilities of its higher trim levels, please reach out to our friendly Brandon Ford staff near Tampa, FL.

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