2011 Dodge
Journey Mainstreet
vs. 2012 BMW
X5 xDrive35i

2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i

9.8

starting from

$48,075
"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 xDrive35i

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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.3"
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet

9.4

starting from

$25,280

Reasons to buy the Dodge Journey Mainstreet

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Very inexpensive
$25,280
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Has 3 rows of seats
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Sporty performance
13.7 lb/hp
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Rear air conditioning
Optional
Luxury Features 7.2 vs 10.0
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i Winner: X5 xDrive35i
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the X5 xDrive35i's power seats; not available on the Journey Mainstreet
  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the X5 xDrive35i
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet Winner: Journey Mainstreet
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  • The Journey Mainstreet has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 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 $22,795 cheaper (around 50% less), $25,280 vs $48,075
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg vs 16 mpg
Performance 9.8 vs 10.0
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i Winner: X5 xDrive35i
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  • The X5 xDrive35i comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Journey Mainstreet
  • The X5 xDrive35i's Twin turbocharger forces more air into the engine, improving power output, Twin turbocharger vs None
  • The X5 xDrive35i's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
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
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Practicality - vs -
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  • People mover
Road Tests - vs -
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  • The X5 xDrive35i's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the Journey Mainstreet is pretty good, too
  • The X5 xDrive35i has lightning fast acceleration, and the Journey Mainstreet isn't bad, either
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
Overall 9.4 vs 9.8

Luxury Features

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Journey Mainstreet
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i BMW
X5 xDrive35i
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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 Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the X5 xDrive35i's power seats; not available on the Journey Mainstreet
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Optional Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the X5 xDrive35i

Safety Features

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Journey Mainstreet
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i BMW
X5 xDrive35i
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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 X5 xDrive35i 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

Cost

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Journey Mainstreet
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2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i BMW
X5 xDrive35i
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MSRP $25,280 vs $48,075 The Journey Mainstreet has a great price, but the X5 xDrive35i is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 16 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The X5 xDrive35i's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Journey Mainstreet's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The X5 xDrive35i's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Journey Mainstreet's is very short

Performance

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Journey Mainstreet
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i BMW
X5 xDrive35i
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Horsepower 283 HP @ 6,350 RPM vs 300 HP @ 5,800 RPM The X5 xDrive35i is fairly powerful, but the Journey Mainstreet is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 8 Both have more gears, but the X5 xDrive35i in particular has a wide number
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The X5 xDrive35i's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Standard The X5 xDrive35i comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Journey Mainstreet
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Air compressor None vs Twin turbocharger The X5 xDrive35i's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 13.7 lb/hp vs 16.5 lb/hp The Journey Mainstreet is a sporty car, while the X5 xDrive35i is just average
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The X5 xDrive35i 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 Mainstreet is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the X5 xDrive35i is quite bad

Entertainment System

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Journey Mainstreet
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2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i BMW
X5 xDrive35i
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Number of speakers 6 vs 10 The X5 xDrive35i has more speakers, but the Journey Mainstreet has very few
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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 Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Journey Mainstreet; but it's not available at all on the X5 xDrive35i

Crash Test Ratings

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Journey Mainstreet
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i BMW
X5 xDrive35i
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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

Practicality

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Journey Mainstreet
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i BMW
X5 xDrive35i
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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 xDrive35i has OK cargo room, while the Journey Mainstreet has very little
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front seats 55.4 ft3 vs Unknown
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Base payload capacity Unknown vs 1290 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 Optional The X5 xDrive35i offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Journey Mainstreet
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Cupholders 8 vs 4 The Journey Mainstreet has a good number of cupholders, but the X5 xDrive35i does not
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

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Journey Mainstreet
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i BMW
X5 xDrive35i
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0-60 mph 7.5 seconds vs 6.4 seconds The X5 xDrive35i has lightning fast acceleration, and the Journey Mainstreet isn't bad, either
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Braking distance at 60mph 128 ft vs 130 ft Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 15.9 s @ 87 mph vs 14.7 s @ 92 mph The X5 xDrive35i's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the Journey Mainstreet is pretty good, too
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs 0.81 g The X5 xDrive35i has good cornering abilities compared to the merely average Journey Mainstreet
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Passenger Crew Journey Mainstreet vs Grand Caravan Passenger Crew
2011 Dodge Journey Lux 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT Journey Lux vs Traverse LT
2011 Dodge Journey Crew 2012 Kia Sorento LX Journey Crew vs Sorento LX
2011 Dodge Journey Express 2011 Jeep Compass Limited Journey Express vs Compass Limited
2012 BMW X5 Premium Placeholder X5 Premium vs Q5 Premium Plus
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350 X5 xDrive35i vs ML350
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i X5 xDrive35i vs X3 xDrive28i
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i 2011 Acura MDX X5 xDrive35i vs MDX
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i 2011 Lexus RX 450h X5 xDrive35i vs RX 450h

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