Comparison - Renault Koleos Life 2018 - vs - Dodge Journey SE 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Renault Samsung QM6

Also called:

Dodge JC,Dodge JCUV

REVIEW: 2018 Renault Koleos Life
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Average Price: 
23,293
Converted from AUD
Updated: 
09 Mar 2018
27,195
Updated: 
09 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.80gals
21.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
universal white
#DCDCDC
meissen blue
#043761
metallic black
#000001
metallic grey
#3D444B
ultra silver
#B9BDC0
mineral beige
#B6A9A0
solid white
#F0F0F0
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: 

Pros
• Cabin, load space
• Fuel economy
• Dash presentation

Cons
• Noisy suspension
• Flat seats
• CVT characteristics
The Koleos did what it was intended to do. It gave Renault a foothold in a hitherto unrepresented segment and, more importantly in Australia, it quickly became Renault’s biggest-selling model.If there was a major shortcoming with the second generation Koleos it was the lack of a diesel engine. The newcomer was exclusively powered by a hard-working 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine producing a reasonable 126kW/226Nm and returning, in AWD form, a combined fuel consumption average of 8.3L/100km.But that’s all changed now. The long-awaited turbo-diesel option arrived in August 2017 to immediately bring more power and (a lot more) torque. At 130kW/380Nm it’s a true grunter which, at 6.1L/100km, also offers better fuel consumption, plus lower exhaust emissions (150g/km against the petrol version’s 192g/km).

By: 
motoring.com.au

Pros
Noticeably more torque and better fuel economy from the diesel engine
Big size equals excellent second-row space inside
Competitively priced
Good ownership credentials

Cons
Powertrain not as seamless and effortless as the numbers suggest
No quicker than cheaper front-drive petrol Koleos variants
Wieldy SUV to manoeuvre and park
Ho-hum infotainment system
Lower braked towing rating than petrol versions
The diesel clatter is also quite noticeable, though nothing like a deal-breaker, but it does harness the on-demand all-wheel-drive system's tractive talents better and more noticeably than the petrol engine does. And by maintaining fuel economy within a ballpark of its maker’s 6.1 combined cycle claim, it’s markedly more efficient by a couple of litres per hundred, particularly around town.

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Pros
Great exterior looks
Nice enough to drive
Good level of equipment

Cons
Doesn't come with a seven-seat option
Prices are a bit high
Manual gearbox isn't the smoothest

By: 
carkeys.co.uk

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: 
22.60mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
35.11mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.60L
Torque: 
166ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
260ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
168hp
at 6 000rpm
283hp
at 6 350rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
38.50Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cooled front cup holders
Rear armrest with two cup holders
Engine start button
Height and tilt adjustable front headrests
One-touch easy folding rear seat system
Automatic windscreen wipers with rain sensor
Foldable insert key
Remote central locking with Renault Smart Key Card
Electric front and rear windows
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Electric demisting door mirrors
Electric adjustable folding door mirrors
Rear seat back storage nets
Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
Sun visors with illuminated mirrors
Dark carbon artificial leather upholstery
Satin chrome cabin highlights
Interior cabin trim - Brushed silver
Front centre storage console with sliding armrest
keyless ignition
manual driver seat easy entry
Dual zone air conditioning

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.90in
192.40in
Width: 
81.20in
72.20in
Height: 
66.00in
66.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
7.40in
Front Track: 
60.80in
61.80in
Rear Track: 
61.00in
62.30in
Wheel Base: 
106.40in
113.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
35.07
40.80
Front Hip Room: 
53.80in
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.05in
57.50in
Rear Head Room: 
35.50
39.90
Rear Hip Room: 
54.40in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.87in
56.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
59.68cu.ft
67.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
2500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.17cu.ft
39.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
27.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
31.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3421.00lbs
4238.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Hands-free power tailgate
Rear LED cabin lights
Front LED cabin lights
1 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
hands-free entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Electrically adjustable driver's seat with electric lumbar support
Height adjustable front passenger seat
Height adjustable driver's seat
Heated front seats
One-touch electric driver window with anti-pinch
Cooled front cup holders
Height adjustable front headrests
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 armrest with two cup holders
Split folding rear seats 60:40
One-touch easy folding rear seat system
3 Height adjustable rear headrests
Manual Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson Strut
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi Link
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Ventilated front seats
Heated front seats
Adjustable rear air vents
Dual zone climate control air conditioning
Dual Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
12 volt socket - front, rear and boot
R-LINK 2 - Navigation and multimedia system with voice control and custom home screens
Landscape 7" capacitive touchscreen, AUX, 2x USB, and fingertip controls
3D sound by Arkamys with 8x speakers
Bluetooth® phone pairing with audio streaming*
Instrument display with colour 7" TFT screen - with personalised design settings
Welcome sequence with lighting signature illumination
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: 
Satin grey roof rails
Front and rear lights with 3D Edge effect
Body coloured door mirrors
Rear privacy glass
Chrome door handles
Chrome window trim
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
no
Wheel size: 
17"
17 X 6.5
Wheels more: 
Full size temporary spare wheel - 17" steel
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
full wheel covers
steel wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
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
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
ECO Mode
Cruise control with speed limiter
All mode 4x4-i
Wide-view driver side mirror
Height adjustable headlights
Front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiter
Seat belt warning
ISOFIX child seat fixing points on rear outermost seats
Automatic 'walk away' door locking
Auto-door lock when driving
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Emergency warning lights activated under heavy braking
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Electronic parking brake
Easy Park Assist - parking assistance system
Front parking sensors
Cornering function in foglights
Highway indicators - one tap 3-flash indication
LED mirror indicator lights
Height adjustable headlights
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-collision safety system

Options

Packages: 
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Electric panoramicsunroof - Front opening, tilting, sliding, and anti-pinch
Electric sunroof
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Advanced emergency braking system (AEBS)
Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
Forward collision warning system (FCW)
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: 
Metallic paint
Forward collision warning system (FCW)
Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
Advanced emergency braking system (AEBS)
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Electric sunroof
17" X 6.5" Aluminum Wheels
Front License Plate Attachment Screws
Interior Options: 
Radio 4.3S (Fleet)
Uconnect Voice Command w/Bluetooth (Fleet)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#7E5C52
#4D4D4D
Color: 
Black, premium cloth
#1D1D1D
Black, premium cloth
#131313
Black/Light Frost Beige, premium cloth
#928468
Black/Light Frost Beige, premium cloth
#A5977B