2011 Dodge
Durango Express
vs. 2011 Dodge
Journey Mainstreet

2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet

10.0

starting from

$25,280

Reasons to buy the Dodge Journey Mainstreet

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Average 0-60 time
7.5 seconds
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Sporty performance
13.7 lb/hp
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Average-sized back seats
44.1 ft3
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Rear air conditioning
Optional
2011 Dodge Durango Express

9.5

starting from

$30,045

Reasons to buy the Dodge Durango Express

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Limited cargo space
84.5 ft3
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.1"
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Great braking distance from 60mph
119 ft
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Average range in the city
394 miles
Safety Features 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet Winner: Journey Mainstreet
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  • The Journey Mainstreet has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Performance 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet Winner: Journey Mainstreet
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  • The Journey Mainstreet's power-to-weight ratio is around 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 13.7 lb/hp vs 16.4 lb/hp
  • The Journey Mainstreet has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
Cost 10.0 vs 9.5
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet Winner: Journey Mainstreet
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  • The best price we've seen is $4,765 cheaper (around 20% less), $25,280 vs $30,045
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg vs 16 mpg
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
  • Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
  • Fewer speakers
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Neither offers a sun roof
  • Neither offers a leather interior
  • Neither has a power seat option
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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  • The Durango Express has extraordinary brakes, and the Journey Mainstreet is pretty good, too
Practicality - vs 10.0
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  • Both have power outlets
  • Very cramped front seats
  • Both have very limited cargo room
Overall 10.0 vs 9.5

Safety Features

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Journey Mainstreet
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The Journey Mainstreet has a good number of airbags, but the Durango Express is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system Uconnect vs None

Performance

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Journey Mainstreet
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Horsepower 283 HP @ 6,350 RPM vs 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The Journey Mainstreet has an OK number of gears, while the Durango Express has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 13.7 lb/hp vs 16.4 lb/hp The Journey Mainstreet is a sporty car, while the Durango Express is just average
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.5 ft vs 37.1 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

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Journey Mainstreet
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MSRP $25,280 vs $30,045 Both have great prices, however the Journey Mainstreet in particular has an exceptional price
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 16 mpg The Journey Mainstreet has great city mileage and the Durango Express is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Average lasting basic warranty

Entertainment System

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Journey Mainstreet
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Luxury Features

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Journey Mainstreet
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Crash Test Ratings

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Journey Mainstreet
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet
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Durango Express
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Journey Mainstreet
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0-60 mph 7.5 seconds vs 9.0 seconds The Journey Mainstreet's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Durango Express is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 128 ft vs 119 ft The Durango Express has extraordinary brakes, and the Journey Mainstreet is pretty good, too
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1/4 mile 15.9 s s @ 87.2 mph mph vs 16.6 s s @ 85.8 mph mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs 0.76 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

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Journey Mainstreet
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Passengers 7 vs 7 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 67.6 ft3 vs 84.5 ft3 Both have very limited cargo room
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front seats 55.4 ft3 vs 54.4 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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Base payload capacity Unknown vs 1,330 lb
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 8 vs 4 The Journey Mainstreet has an OK number of cupholders while the Durango Express has very few
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

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2011 Dodge Durango Express 2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Durango Express vs 4Runner Limited
2011 Dodge Durango Express 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL550 Durango Express vs GL550
2011 Dodge Durango Express 2012 GMC Acadia SLE Durango Express vs Acadia SLE
2011 Dodge Durango Express 2011 Audi Q7 Premium Durango Express vs Q7 Premium
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Passenger Crew Journey Mainstreet vs Grand Caravan Passenger Crew
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Journey Mainstreet vs Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet 2011 Nissan Rogue SV Journey Mainstreet vs Rogue SV
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Journey Mainstreet vs Traverse LS
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet 2012 GMC Acadia SLE Journey Mainstreet vs Acadia SLE

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