2019 Dodge Journey vs. 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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The Dodge Journey offers optional built in child booster seats. They’re more crash worthy than an added child seat because of their direct attachment to the seat. Chevrolet doesn’t offer the convenience and security of a built-in child booster seat in the Blazer. Their owners must carry a heavy booster seat in and out of the vehicle; Journey owners can just fold their built-in child seat up or down.

Both the Journey and the Blazer have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available rear parking sensors.


To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the Journey has a 160-amp alternator. The Blazer’s standard 150-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Dodge vehicles are more reliable than Chevrolet vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Dodge 2 places higher in reliability than Chevrolet.


The Journey’s optional 3.6 DOHC V6 produces 90 more horsepower (283 vs. 193) and 72 lbs.-ft. more torque (260 vs. 188) than the Blazer’s standard 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

The Journey FWD’s standard fuel tank has 1.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the Blazer FWD’s standard fuel tank (20.5 vs. 19.4 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Suspension and Handling

The Journey has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The Blazer’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Journey’s wheelbase is 1.1 inches longer than on the Blazer (113.8 inches vs. 112.7 inches).

Passenger Space

The Journey offers optional seating for 7 passengers; the Blazer can only carry 5.

The Journey has 13.9 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Blazer (121.7 vs. 107.8).

The Journey has 1 inch more front headroom, 1.3 inches more rear headroom and .2 inches more rear hip room than the Blazer.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Journey’s middle and third row seats recline. The Blazer’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

The Journey’s cargo area provides more volume than the Blazer.




Third Seat Folded

37 cubic feet


Third Seat Removed

39.6 cubic feet

30.5 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

67.6 cubic feet

64.2 cubic feet


The Journey’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Blazer does not have an oil pressure gauge.

The Journey GT’s front power windows both open or close with one touch of the switches. The Blazer’s front passenger window doesn’t close automatically.

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