When we compare the Dodge Journey's and the Ford Flex's specifications and ratings, the Dodge Journey has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Ford Flex has the advantage in the areas of resale value, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Dodge Journey's and the Ford Flex's specifications and ratings, the Ford Flex is a better car than the Dodge Journey.
Dodge Journey vs. Ford Flex Pricing
A used 2019 Dodge Journey ranges from $15,679 to $24,808 while a used 2019 Ford Flex is priced between $20,732 to $32,957.
Dodge Journey vs. Ford Flex Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Dodge Journey loses 48.3 percent of its value and the Ford Flex loses 47.7 percent of its value. This means the Ford Flex retains 0.6 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Dodge Journey.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Dodge Journey’s base engine makes 173 horsepower, and the Ford Flex base engine makes 287 horsepower. The Journey is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 513 miles. The Flex is rated to deliver an average of 19 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 428 miles. This gives the Dodge Journey the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Ford Flex. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the Ford Flex has the advantage of offering more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Dodge Journey has an average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.