Mazda5 vs. Dodge Journey

The 2013 Mazda5 vs. The 2013 Dodge Journey

The popularity of the minivan just keeps increasing over the years, even with SUV and crossover options to choose from. Many families, as we notice quite often here at our Tampa area Mazda dealership, still want the roominess, stability, and layout of a minivan. This segment is huge, so if you are looking for a new minivan, you have several choices to consider. Two very popular models are the Mazda5 and the Dodge Journey. Check out this factual comparison to see why we think the Mazda5 is a better pick between the two.

The Match Up

  • Reliability – It is well known that a reliable vehicle saves time, money, and frustration for its driver. According to Consumer Reports, the 2013 Mazda5 has 61% better reliability than the Dodge Journey. And, according to JD Power and Associates, Mazda vehicles in general are much more reliable than Dodge vehicles. They rank Mazda 10th in initial quality and Dodge 29th in initial quality.
  • Fuel Economy – The Mazda5 beats the Journey for fuel efficiency, getting 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, while the Journey gets 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
  • Handling – The Mazda5 provides better maneuverability, as its turning circle is 36.7 feet, and the Journey’s turning circle is 39 feet. This allows drivers to get in and out of tighter spaces much easier. It is also 11.9 inches shorter than the Journey, which makes it easier to handle and maneuver.
  • Room for Passengers – Compared to the Journey, the Mazda5 has 5.8 inches more shoulder room in the third row, 3.3 inches more legroom in the second row, 3.4 inches more hip room in the second row, and 7.1 inches more legroom in the third row. That is a lot of extra inches that will make all the difference on a long drive.

Test Drive a 2013 Mazda5!

Visit Cox Mazda in Bradenton to test drive a new 2013 Mazda5 today — we are just about an hour south of Tampa. You will be pleasantly surprised at the fun driving experience, the car-like handling, and the spacious interior of our favorite minivan. Our friendly staff looks forward to your visit!