2011 Dodge
Journey Express
vs. 2012 BMW
X5 xDrive35d

2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d

10.0

starting from

$57,175
"The eight-speed automatic produces the sort of smooth shifts and quick responses you'd expect"
edmunds.com | talking about the X5's transmission
"The X5 has always put a premium on its handling, however, and for 2011 that doesn't change."
edmunds.com | talking about the X5's handling

Reasons to buy the BMW X5 xDrive35d

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Average power
265 HP @ 4,200 RPM
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
2011 Dodge Journey Express

6.6

starting from

$22,995

Reasons to buy the Dodge Journey Express

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Very inexpensive
$22,995
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Has 3 rows of seats
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Roof rails
Standard
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More airbags
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Luxury Features 6.6 vs 10.0
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the X5 xDrive35d's standard sun roof
  • Leather comes standard on the X5 xDrive35d; the Journey Express only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the X5 xDrive35d's power seats; not available on the Journey Express
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Cost 10.0 vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both X5 xDrive35d and Journey Express are sluggish relative to their competitors
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • People mover
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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Overall 6.6 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Dodge
Journey Express
2011 Dodge Journey Express
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d BMW
X5 xDrive35d
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the X5 xDrive35d's standard sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the X5 xDrive35d's power seats; not available on the Journey Express
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the X5 xDrive35d; the Journey Express only offers cloth seats

Crash Test Ratings

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Journey Express
2011 Dodge Journey Express
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d BMW
X5 xDrive35d
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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 Express
2011 Dodge Journey Express
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d BMW
X5 xDrive35d
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0-60 mph Unknown vs 8.3 seconds
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs 130 ft
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1/4 mile Unknown vs 16.6 s @ 88 mph
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.81 g
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Cost

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Journey Express
2011 Dodge Journey Express
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d BMW
X5 xDrive35d
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MSRP $22,995 vs $57,175 The Journey Express has a great price, but the X5 xDrive35d is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 19 mpg vs Unknown
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The X5 xDrive35d's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Journey Express's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The X5 xDrive35d's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Journey Express's is very short

Safety Features

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Journey Express
2011 Dodge Journey Express
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d BMW
X5 xDrive35d
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The Journey Express has a good number of airbags, but the X5 xDrive35d 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 BMW Assist

Performance

Dodge
Journey Express
2011 Dodge Journey Express
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d BMW
X5 xDrive35d
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Horsepower 173 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 265 HP @ 4,200 RPM The X5 xDrive35d is of average power, but the Journey Express is underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs 6 The X5 xDrive35d has more gears, but the Journey Express has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The X5 xDrive35d's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs Twin turbocharger The X5 xDrive35d's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 21.9 lb/hp vs 19.6 lb/hp Both X5 xDrive35d and Journey Express are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The X5 xDrive35d has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.5 ft vs 42.0 ft The Journey Express is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the X5 xDrive35d is quite bad

Practicality

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Journey Express
2011 Dodge Journey Express
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d BMW
X5 xDrive35d
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Passengers 7 vs 7 People mover
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Cargo space 67.6 ft3 vs 75.2 ft3 The X5 xDrive35d has OK cargo room, while the Journey Express has very little
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front seats 55.4 ft3 vs Unknown
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Base payload capacity 1212 lb vs 1290 lb Average towing capacity
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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 Optional The X5 xDrive35d offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Journey Express
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Cupholders 8 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Journey Express
2011 Dodge Journey Express
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X5 xDrive35d
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Number of speakers 6 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Optional Like your tunes? In the X5 xDrive35d, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the X5 xDrive35d; but it's not available at all on the Journey Express

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2011 Dodge Journey Lux 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT Journey Lux vs Traverse LT
2011 Dodge Journey R/T 2012 Ford Escape Limited Journey R/T vs Escape Limited
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350 X5 xDrive35i vs ML350
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i 2011 Acura MDX X5 xDrive35i vs MDX
2012 BMW X5 Premium Placeholder X5 Premium vs Q5 Premium Plus
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i X5 xDrive35i vs X3 xDrive28i
2012 BMW X5 Premium 2011 Infiniti FX35 X5 Premium vs FX35

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