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2009 Dodge Journey R/T

4dr All-wheel Drive

2008 Toyota Highlander Limited

4dr All-wheel Drive

2009 Dodge Journey
(2009 Dodge Journey 4dr AWD shown)
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2008 Toyota Highlander
(2008 Toyota Highlander 4dr AWD shown)
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MSRP $29,335 $34,350
Destination Charge $675 $745
Invoice Price $27,170 $30,571
Total List Price $30,010 $35,095
Available Engines 235-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas) 270-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 6-speed multi-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 22 mpg 23 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data    
Front, Passenger's
Front, Driver's
Side, Rear Seat
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side, Front Seat
IIHS Crash Test Data    
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot - Good
Side, Driver Torso - Good
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg - Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg - Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck - Acceptable
Side, Driver Head and Neck - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear - Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest - Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating - Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front - Good
Side, Structure/safety cage - Good
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage - Good
Side, Overall Side - Good
Side, Driver Head Protection - Good
Overview 2009 Dodge Journey R/T 2008 Toyota Highlander Limited
Safety Overview Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Available:
driver and passenger front impact airbags
Available:
immobilizer
Drive-Type Overview all wheel drive all wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, remote CD compatible, 6, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 6, window grid diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, remote CD compatible
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 9 brand, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, remote CD compatible
Available:
radio steering wheel controls
Available:
7 brand
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 4-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 9 brand, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
clock
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Available:
amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
N/A
Available:
radio steering wheel controls
N/A
Interior 2009 Dodge Journey R/T 2008 Toyota Highlander Limited
Air conditioning, front dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic
Air filter Available Standard
Air conditioning, rear Available:
with separate controls
Available:
with separate controls
Underseat ducts Standard Standard
Auxiliary visors N/A dual
Cargo concealed storage Standard Standard
Cargo net Standard Available
Cargo tie downs Standard Standard
Clock in-radio display in-dash
Compass Standard Standard
Cruise control Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather/chrome Standard:
leather/simulated wood
N/A Available:
chrome
12V DC power outlet 4 3
Lighter elements Available:
front
N/A
Ashtray Available N/A
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full
Floor mats carpeted front & rear Available:
rubber front & rear
N/A Available:
carpeted front & rear
Front windows power power
Rear windows power power
1-Touch Window Up driver driver
1-Touch Window Down driver and passenger driver
Programmable garage door opener Standard Standard
Instrumentation analog analog
Oil pressure gauge Standard N/A
Driver information center Available Standard
Tachometer Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox Standard N/A
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear
Lighting - dome light fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard
Rearview mirror auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release N/A mechanical
Remote trunk release N/A Available:
power
Retained accessory power Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 1 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard
Steering wheel material leather/metal-look leather/metal-look
Seats 2009 Dodge Journey R/T 2008 Toyota Highlander Limited
Front seat type bucket bucket
Seating capacity Standard:
5 passengers
7 passengers
Available:
7 passengers
N/A
Front seat driver direction controls 6-way power 10-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 4-way power
Lumbar support driver driver
Fold flat front passenger seat Standard N/A
Front armrests center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable w/tilt
Heated front seats driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Rear seats 40-60 split-bench bucket
Rear armrest Standard N/A
Rear head restraints 2 - fixed 3 - adjustable
Rear childseat Available:
2
N/A
3rd row seats Available:
50-50 bench
full bench
Seat trim leather leather
3rd row fold into floor Available:
manual
manual
Entertainment 2009 Dodge Journey R/T 2008 Toyota Highlander Limited
Radio AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player Standard:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
Standard:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
Available:
in-dash mounted single
Available:
in-dash mounted 4-disc
CD changer compatible Standard N/A
MP3 capability Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard
DVD-Audio Standard N/A
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard
Speakers Standard:
6
Standard:
6
Available:
7 brand
Available:
9 brand
Amplifier Available Available
Speed-Sensitive Volume N/A Standard
Entertainment system Available:
with DVD and digital media
Available:
with DVD
Navigation system Available:
with voice activation
Available:
with voice activation
N/A Available
1st row LCD screen Available:
1
Standard:
1
N/A Available:
2
2nd row LCD screen Available:
1
Available:
1
Bluetooth Compatibility Available Available
Safety and Security 2009 Dodge Journey R/T 2008 Toyota Highlander Limited
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain Standard:
curtain 1st and 2nd row
curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row
Available:
curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row
N/A
Airbags, knee protection N/A driver
Occupant sensor N/A Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front and rear
Headlights halogen halogen
Exterior light control fully automatic fully automatic
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard
Daytime running lights Available Standard
Door curb lights N/A 2
Illuminated entry Standard Standard
Parking assist Available Standard
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system N/A Standard
Panic alarm Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard
First aid kit N/A Available
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard
Warranty 2009 Dodge Journey R/T 2008 Toyota Highlander Limited
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) unlimited/unlimited 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/100,000 60/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 36/36,000 Available:
36/36,000
Exterior 2009 Dodge Journey R/T 2008 Toyota Highlander Limited
Antenna integrated roof window grid
Body material galvanized steel/aluminum fully galvanized steel
Paint Standard:
clearcoat monotone
Standard:
clearcoat monotone
Available:
pearlcoat monotone
Available:
pearlcoat monotone
N/A Available:
metallic monotone
Bodyside moldings N/A Available:
body-colored
Grille trim chrome chrome
Fog/driving lights front front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door liftgate Standard:
liftgate
N/A Available:
power liftgate
Tinted windows deep deep
Rear window type fixed flip-up
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors Standard Standard
Sunroof Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Spoiler N/A lip
Roof rack Available Available
Roof rails Standard Standard
Rear step bumper N/A Standard
Tires P225/55TR19.0 BSW touring AS P245/55SR19.0 BSW AS
Wheels Standard:
19" machined aluminum
Standard:
19" painted aluminum
Available:
19" aluminum
Available:
painted aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel full-size aluminum
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent
Rear window wipers fixed interval fixed interval
Running boards N/A Available
N/A Available:
illuminated
Mud flaps N/A Available
Mechanical 2009 Dodge Journey R/T 2008 Toyota Highlander Limited
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6
Engine - valvetrain SOHC DOHC
Recommended fuel regular unleaded regular unleaded
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard
Drive type all wheel all wheel
Engine block heater Available N/A
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard
Suspension tuning sport regular
Front suspension type strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link strut
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Standard Standard
Transmission 6-spd w/OD 5-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 3.43 3.48
Remote vehicle starting system Standard Available
Specifications 2009 Dodge Journey R/T 2008 Toyota Highlander Limited
Exterior length 192.4 " 188.4 "
Exterior body width 72.2 " 75.2 "
Exterior height 66.6 " 69.3 "
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6
Horsepower 235 @ 6,400 rpm 270 @ 6,200 rpm
Torque 232 @ 4,000 rpm 248 @ 4,700 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant N/A Standard
Fuel economy - city 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 22 mpg 23 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.78 / 3.19 " 3.70 / 3.27 "
Curb weight Standard:
4,239 lbs.
4,321 lbs.
Available:
4,328 lbs.
N/A
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) Standard:
5,250 lbs.
6,000 lbs.
Available:
5,600 lbs.
N/A
Front gross axle weight rating (GAWR) 2,750 lbs. N/A
Rear gross axle weight rating (GAWR) 2,900 lbs. N/A
Payload Standard:
1,540 lbs.
1,679 lbs.
Available:
1,165 lbs.
N/A
Maximum Trailer Weight Standard:
1,000 lbs.
Standard:
2,000 lbs.
Available:
3,500 lbs.
Available:
5,000 lbs.
GCWR 8,013 lbs. N/A
Wheelbase 113.8 " 109.8 "
Front track 61.8 " 64.0 "
Rear track 62.3 " 64.2 "
Turning radius 19.5 ' 19.4 '
Drag coefficient .37 .34
Front legroom 40.8 " 43.2 "
Rear legroom 33.6 " 38.3 "
Third row legroom Available:
23.4 "
29.9 "
Front headroom Standard:
40.8 "
Standard:
40.6 "
Available:
39.2 "
Available:
39.7 "
Rear headroom Standard:
39.9 "
40.1 "
Available:
39.2 "
N/A
Third row headroom Available:
37.7 "
36.3 "
Front hiproom 53.8 " 56.7 "
Rear hiproom 54.4 " 56.5 "
Third row hiproom Available:
40.0 "
42.3 "
Front shoulder room 57.5 " 59.7 "
Rear shoulder room 56.9 " 59.5 "
Third row shoulder room Available:
51.1 "
55.0 "
Luggage volume Standard:
39.6 cu.ft.
10.3 cu.ft.
Available:
10.7 cu.ft.
N/A
Luggage volume (max) 67.6 cu.ft. 95.4 cu.ft.
Passenger volume Standard:
100 cu.ft.
146 cu.ft.
Available:
126 cu.ft.
N/A
Fuel tank 21.1 gal. 19.2 gal.