Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 350 4MATIC 2018 - vs - Dodge Journey SE 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

M-Class

Also called:

Dodge JC,Dodge JCUV

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Dodge Journey overview
Average Price: 
54,700
Updated: 
23 Mar 2018
27,195
Updated: 
09 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
24.60gals
21.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#74849F
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7
Color: 
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
#5C6467
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
#484848
Pearl White Tri-Coat
#D7DCD9
Pitch Black Clear Coat
#000000
Redline 2 Pearl Coat
#A20D00
White
#FFFFFF

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class ranked #12 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 46 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lots of powerful engine choices
Posh interior
Above-average cargo space (in non-coupe models)
Lengthy features list

Cons
Less athletic than many competitors
Coupe has limited cargo space and visibility
Finicky engine stop-start system

By: 
usnews.com

Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer.

Pros
Wide palette of body styles, powertrains, trims
GLE Coupe, for the well-to-do contrarian
Powertrain choice abounds
Composed, quiet ride

Cons
AMG = $$$
Not so fuel-efficient
Addled infotainment interface
Odd feature availability
Coupe body costs money, space

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The AMG GLE 43 is slightly more powerful, increasing engine output from 362 horsepower to 385 hp. Otherwise, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is unchanged for 2018.

PROS
Multiple available powertrains make each model distinct
Interior is quiet, upscale and roomy
Abundant list of standard safety, tech and luxury features
AMG variants are seriously quick

CONS
Not many places to store small personal items
Punishing ride on AMG models, with little benefit to handling
Ride quality with the standard suspension isn't as comfy as we expect
Base V6's acceleration is merely adequate

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Dodge Journey ranked #19 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Dodge Journey has a score of 7.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 55 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Smooth ride
User-friendly infotainment system
Extremely low price

Cons
Unimpressive engines
Below-average cargo space
Lower safety score than rivals
Fewer tech features than competitors

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Dodge Journey should be available at big discounts, which is the only way we’d consider it over far more polished rivals.

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

For 2018, the Journey's third-row seat is now standard on all trim levels.

Pros
Extra versatility provided by standard three-row seat
Low price for the segment

Cons
Handling and drivability lag behind competitors
Disappointing and outdated base engine and transmission
Below-average fuel economy
Lacks many modern safety and convenience features, even in top trims

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.60L
Torque: 
273ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
260ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
302hp
at 6 500rpm
283hp
at 6 350rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
38.50Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
keyless ignition
manual driver seat easy entry
Dual zone air conditioning

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.10in
192.40in
Width: 
78.90in
72.20in
Height: 
70.70in
66.60in
Ground Clearance: 
9.10in
7.40in
Front Track: 
65.90in
61.80in
Rear Track: 
66.70in
62.30in
Wheel Base: 
114.80in
113.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
40.80
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
39.90
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
40.80in
Rear leg room: 
38.40in
36.10in
Front Hip Room: 
53.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
57.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.40in
56.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
80.30cu.ft
67.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7200lbs
2500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
38.20cu.ft
39.60cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4751.00lbs
4238.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
1 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
hands-free entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power driver seat
6-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Bucket Front Seats
Leatherette
6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium Cloth
Bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Manual Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

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: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Mast antenna
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Manual sunshades for rear side windows
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Remote sunroof operation
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
no
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.5-In
17 X 6.5
Wheels more: 
All-Season Tires
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
full wheel covers
steel wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17

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 brakes
Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
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: 
Emergency braking preparation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Pre-collision safety system
2 Front Headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
4-Wheel ABS
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Emergency Service
Brake Drying
3 Rear Headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-collision safety system

Options

Packages: 
Night Package
Premium 2 Package
Premium 3 Package
Accessory Chrome Package
Designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa Leather Package
AMG Line Exterior
Designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa Leather Package
Parking Assist Package
Premium 1 Package
ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM Package
AMG Line Interior
Quick Order Package 28V
MOPAR Chrome Appearance Group
Popular Equipment Group
Blacktop Package
MOPAR All Weather Group
Comfort/Convenience Group (Fleet)
Security Group (Fleet)
Connectivity Group
Safe and Sound Group (Fleet)
Exterior Options: 
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Wheel Locks
Soft Close Doors
Illuminated Side Running Boards
Trailer Hitch
Illuminated Grille Star
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards w/Rubber Studs
20" AMG 5-Spoke W/Black Accents
Panorama Sunroof
20" AMG 5-Spoke Titanium Grey
Illuminated Side Running Boards
Laminated Windshield And Front Side Windows (SPC)
20" 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels
17" X 6.5" Aluminum Wheels
Front License Plate Attachment Screws
Interior Options: 
Multi-Contour Front Seats w/Massage
Designo Porcelain DINAMICA Headliner
Designo Black DINAMICA Headliner
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
3-Zone Climate Control
Cargo Management System (SPC)
Rear Seat Entertainment
Heated Rear Seats
Cabin-air Purification System
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
Ventilated Front Seats
Crystal Grey Headliner
Front Sport Seats
Porcelain Headliner
10-Way Power Passenger Seat (SPC)
Cargo Management System (SPC)
Rear Lockable Storage Compartment (SPC)
MB-TEX Wrapped Dashboard (SPC)
Harman/Kardon Sound System
Black Headliner
10-Way Power Passenger Seat (SPC)
Radio 4.3S (Fleet)
Uconnect Voice Command w/Bluetooth (Fleet)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#000000
Black w/Grey Stitching Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#070707
Espresso Brown/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#5B5250
Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#DAD3CF
Color: 
Black, premium cloth
#1D1D1D
Black, premium cloth
#131313
Black/Light Frost Beige, premium cloth
#928468
Black/Light Frost Beige, premium cloth
#A5977B