Comparison - Dodge Journey SE 2019 - vs - Buick Encore Essence 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Dodge JC,Dodge JCUV

Also called:

Opel Mokka,Bitter Mokka,Vauxhall Mokka

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
28,045
Updated: 
13 Feb 2019
$
30,800
Updated: 
28 Mar 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.10gals
14.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Destroyer Grey Clear Coat/Pitch Black Clear Coat
#989fa6
Blood Orange Clear Coat/Pitch Black Clear Coat
#c52118
Whtie Noise Tri-Coat
#d7dcd9
Granite Pearl Coat/Pitch Black Clear Coat
#484848
Billet Clear Coat
#5c6467
Redline 2 Pearl Coat
#a20d00
Blood Orange Clear Coat
#c52118
Granite Pearl Coat
#484848
Pitch Black Clear Coat
#000000
Vice White
#ffffff
Contusion Blue Pearl Coat
#2a2d3c
Olive Green Pearl Coat
#4a4c32
Billet Clear Coat/Pitch Black Clear Coat
#5c6467
Redline 2 Pearl Coat/Pitch Black Clear Coat
#a20d00
Vice White/Pitch Black Clear Coat
#ffffff
Whtie Noise Tri-Coat/Pitch Black Clear Coat
#d7dcd9
Destroyer Grey Clear Coat
#989fa6
Color: 
Satin Steel Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#FAFAFA
Deep Azure Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#02476C
Coppertino Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#653332
Ebony Twilight Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#090909
Quicksilver Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#DADEDD
Summit White/Black Carbon Metallic
#FFFFFF
White Frost Tricoat/Satin Nickel Metallic
#DDE0DB
Winterberry Red Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#7B2029

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Dodge Journey has dropped entirely off our charts thanks to outdated style, safety, and technology.

Pros
Low price
Seven-seat capability
Good optional infotainment
Versatile interior

Cons
Bad safety scores
Limited features
Dated feel
Underwhelming in almost every way

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Dodge does little to make the Journey more competitive for 2019. However, the company has dropped the SXT trim and pared down the lineup to three models: SE, Crossroad, and GT. The change means more standard features and options on the entry-level Journey SE, which can now be had with the V-6 powertrain. Likewise, its front and rear ends have sportier styling as well as new fog lamps and LED taillights. All models are now available with Destroyer Gray exterior paint, among the other color choices.

Pros
Competitive pricing,
easy-to-use infotainment,
lots of storage space.

Cons
Cut-rate interior,
poor handling,
lacks driver-assist tech.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Dodge Journey ranked #21 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Dodge Journey has a score of 6.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 52 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Intuitive infotainment system
Affordable price

Cons
Leisurely acceleration with base engine
Ponderous handling
Few available safety features

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Buick Encore ranked #3 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Buick Encore has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 37 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Nice interior with lots of standard features
User-friendly infotainment system
Nimble handling

Cons
Underpowered base engine
Higher base price than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Small luxury crossovers are hot, but the 2019 Buick Encore offers a decidedly calm option. It's cute and affordable, but lacks some options found on others.

Pros
Refined ride
Compact size
Quality interior and trim
Attractive styling

Cons
Narrow, cramped interior
Underpowered base engine
Lacks standard safety tech
Price rises quickly with options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Streamlined trim-level structure.More powerful engine is now optional.The 2019 Buick Encore is a bit more upscale than other subcompact crossovers thanks to its long list of features and the signature silence of Buick interiors.

Pros
Hushed cabin at highway speeds
Generous standard tech and safety features
Maneuverable size

Cons
Base engine delivers tepid performance
Small cargo area

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
1.40L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
Horsepower: 
283hp
at 6 350rpm
138hp
at 4 900rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.50Feet
36.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
keyless ignition
manual rear seat easy entry
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Air Conditioning
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.40in
168.40in
Width: 
72.20in
69.90in
Height: 
66.60in
65.30in
Ground Clearance: 
6.20in
Front Track: 
60.60in
Rear Track: 
60.60in
Wheel Base: 
113.80in
100.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.80
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
39.90
38.80
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
40.80in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
35.80in
Front Hip Room: 
53.80in
51.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.50in
54.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.40in
50.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.90in
52.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
67.60cu.ft
48.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2500lbs
1016lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
10.70cu.ft
18.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3237.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
premium cloth
6 -way manual driver seat adjustments
bucket front seats
height adjustable driver seat
4 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
2-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
6 -way power driver seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette/Cloth
Bucket front seats
Fold flat passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way power passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
folding with pass-thru center armrest
rear ventilation ducts with fan control
reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
manual folding bench third row seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Vanity Mirrors
Dual Zone Air Conditioning
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
6 total speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 6.5 In.
18 x 7.0-In.
Wheels more: 
full wheel covers
temporary spare tire
All season tires
steel wheels
underbody mounted spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Emergency Service*
Rear center 3-point belt
Dual front and dual rear side-mounted airbags
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Uconnect 8.4 Touch Screen Radio Group
Security Group (Fleet)
Blacktop Package
MOPAR Chrome Appearance Group
Quick Order Package 28A
Comfort/Convenience Group (Fleet)
Connectivity Group
Safe and Sound Group (Fleet)
Trailer Tow Group
MOPAR All Weather Group
Premium Group
Buick Interior Protection Package
Active Package
Road Trip Package
Experience Buick Package Savings
Exterior Options: 
19" x 7.0" Gloss Black Aluminum Wheels
17" x 6.5" Aluminum Wheels
Accessory Carrier Hitch
Front License Plate Bracket
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Power Glass Moonroof
Front License Plate Bracket
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Radio 4.3S (Fleet)
Uconnect Voice Command w/Bluetooth
All-Weather Floor Mats
Front Footwell and Cup Holder Lighting Kit
Custom Molded Cargo Tray
Intellilink Audio System w/Color Touch Navigation
Cargo Mat
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Bose Premium 7-Speaker Audio System
Premium All-Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, premium cloth
#000000
Black/Light Frost Beige, premium cloth
#9f8f6e
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#000000
Brandy Seats w/Ebony Accents, leather
#4A3021
Shale Seats w/Ebony Accents, leather
#948E7B