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Compare the Ford Explorer & Dodge Journey in Belmont, NC

Drivers seeking an SUV that is both spacious and powerful have a few choices, but we want you to know that our inventory of Ford Explorer models here in Belmont, NC, have what you need. Still, there's a lot to be said about research, which is why our team has put together this comparison so you can see how the Explorer compare against the Dodge Journey. Each has its benefits, but which is the better fit for your life?

Features & Technology

Both models offer three-row seating for up to seven, but the Explorer excels at providing a Hands-Free Power Liftgate, a standard rearview camera with washer, and the SYNC infotainment system. While the Journey features the Uconnect System, Ford's SYNC provides Charlotte, NC, customers with available Reverse Sensing System, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and SOS Post-Crash Alert System. You and your passengers will stay entertained even on long drives.

With the Dodge Journey, you get about 10.7 cubic-feet of cargo space behind the third row and 37 cubic-feet behind the second row. With the Ford Explorer, you get 21 cubic-feet behind the third row and 43.9 cubic-feet behind the second. In addition to offering more cargo space, the Explorer also features more passenger space than the Journey, giving you 151.5 cubic-feet versus 123.7 cubic-feet. One important thing to mention is that drivers often aren't looking for only space, but performance also. How do these two compare in that area?

Power & Efficiency

  • Drivers in Gastonia know that the EcoBoost engine Ford creates are made to be efficient yet powerful, but these engines won't be available on models outside the Ford lineup.
  • The Dodge Journey offers all-wheel drive at a cost, but with the Explorer, you have Intelligent 4WD available for better control.
  • When properly equipped, the Explorer can tow an astounding 5,000 pounds, while the Journey tops out at only 2,500 pounds of maximum towing.
  • The Terrain Management System is a Ford exclusive, offering drivers a chance to customize how your Explorer handles mud, snow, sand, and more. The Journey doesn't have anything like that to help you maintain control in these driving conditions.

When you take the trip out from Shelby, Hickory, Mount Holly, NC, or Fort Mill, SC, to test drive the Ford Explorer, let our team know if you wish to lease or buy, and we'll help you find the Ford financing that is right for you.

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