2020 Dodge Journey vs. 2020 Mazda CX-30

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and middle seat shoulder belts of the Dodge Journey are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Mazda CX-30 has only front height-adjustable seat belts.

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. Mazda doesn’t offer the convenience and security of a built-in child booster seat in the CX-30. 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 CX-30 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

The Dodge Journey weighs 410 to 586 pounds more than the Mazda CX-30. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

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There are over 4 times as many Dodge dealers as there are Mazda dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Journey’s warranty.

Reliability

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To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the Journey has a standard 160-amp alternator. The CX-30’s 130-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

The battery on the Journey is in the front fender, which protects it from hot underhood temperatures that can degrade battery life. By keeping the Journey’s battery 20 to 30 degrees cooler, its life is increased by years. The CX-30’s battery is in the hot engine compartment.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Dodge vehicles are better in initial quality than Mazda vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Dodge 8th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 4 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mazda is ranked 12th, below the industry average.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Journey has 7.8 gallons more fuel capacity than the CX-30 AWD’s standard fuel tank (20.5 vs. 12.7 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Journey has 7 gallons more fuel capacity than the CX-30 FWD’s standard fuel tank (20.5 vs. 13.5 gallons).

Environmental Friendliness

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifies the Dodge Journey as a “Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle” (PZEV). The Mazda CX-30 is only certified to “Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle” (SULEV) standards.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Journey’s brake rotors are larger than those on the CX-30:

Journey

CX-30

Front Rotors

13 inches

11.6 inches

Rear Rotors

12.9 inches

10.4 inches

Opt Rear Rotors

11.9 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Journey has larger tires than the CX-30 (225/65R17 vs. 215/65R16).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Journey SE Value has standard 17-inch wheels. Smaller 16-inch wheels are standard on the CX-30. The Journey Crossroad’s 19-inch wheels are larger than the 18-inch wheels on the CX-30 Select/Preferred/Premium.

Suspension and Handling

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For superior ride and handling, the Dodge Journey has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Mazda CX-30 has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.

The Journey has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The CX-30’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The Journey has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Journey flat and controlled during cornering. The CX-30’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Journey’s wheelbase is 9.3 inches longer than on the CX-30 (113.8 inches vs. 104.5 inches).

Passenger Space

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The Journey has standard seating for 7 passengers; the CX-30 can only carry 5.

The Journey has 27.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the CX-30 (121.7 vs. 94.1).

The Journey has 2.7 inches more front headroom, 1.9 inches more front shoulder room, 1.6 inches more rear headroom, 1.2 inches more rear hip room and 3.3 inches more rear shoulder room than the CX-30.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Journey’s middle and third row seats recline. The CX-30’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The Journey’s cargo area provides more volume than the CX-30.

Journey

CX-30

Third Seat Folded

37 cubic feet

n/a

Third Seat Removed

39.6 cubic feet

20.2 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

67.6 cubic feet

45.2 cubic feet

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the Journey. The CX-30 doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Towing

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The Journey has a 1000 lbs. towing capacity. The CX-30 has no towing capacity.

Ergonomics

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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 CX-30 does not have an oil pressure gauge.

The power windows standard on both the Journey and the CX-30 have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the Journey is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The CX-30 prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

On a hot day the Journey’s driver can lower the front windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the CX-30 can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Journey’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. The CX-30 doesn’t offer heated side mirrors.

On extremely cold winter days, the Journey Crossroad’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The CX-30 doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The Journey has a standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air conditioning is only available on the CX-30 Select/Preferred/Premium.

The Journey GT has a 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The CX-30 doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

Recommendations

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The Dodge Journey outsold the Mazda CX-30 by over 83 to one during 2019.

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