When we compare the Dodge Journey's and the Mazda CX-5'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 reliability. The Mazda CX-5 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Dodge Journey's and the Mazda CX-5's specifications and ratings, the Mazda CX-5 is a better car than the Dodge Journey.
Dodge Journey vs. Mazda CX-5 Pricing
A used 2020 Dodge Journey ranges from $17,997 to $24,963 while a used 2020 Mazda CX-5 is priced between $21,990 to $29,997.
Dodge Journey vs. Mazda CX-5 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 Mazda CX-5 loses 39.8 percent of its value. This means the Mazda CX-5 retains 8.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Dodge Journey.
Dodge Journey vs. Mazda CX-5 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Dodge Journey is 7.5 out of 10 while the Mazda CX-5's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Dodge Journey being ranked 40 out of 66 Best Crossover SUVs and the Mazda CX-5 being ranked 27 out of 66.
Dodge Journey vs. Mazda CX-5 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Dodge Journey is 7.6 out of 10. For the Mazda CX-5 the reliability rating is 7.2 out of 10. This gives the Dodge Journey a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Mazda CX-5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Dodge Journey’s base engine makes 172 horsepower, and the Mazda CX-5 base engine makes 187 horsepower. The Journey is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 513 miles. The CX-5 is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 459 miles.This gives the Mazda CX-5 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Dodge Journey the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Mazda CX-5, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front leg room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Dodge Journey, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Mazda CX-5 has higher safety ratings than the Dodge Journey, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.