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2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Dodge Journey

If midsize crossovers don't offer the space your family needs, it may be time to move up to the full-size SUV segment for added passenger and cargo space. Depending on the model, shoppers can find options that seat seven or eight total passengers with plenty of cargo space to bring along all of the gear that comes with them.

Let's take a look at two full-size SUV options, the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Dodge Journey, to see what they offer for large families on the go.

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Dodge Journey

2018 Toyota Highlander


2018 Dodge Journey

$31,230 Starting MSRP $22,995
21/27 Fuel Economy 19/25
185 Base Horsepower 173
Yes Standard Active Safety No

Passenger and Cargo Space Specs

We like to think of the 2018 Dodge Journey as an in-between model. It’s bigger than midsize SUV options with only two-rows but not quite as big as full-size options with seating for eight. It's a good choice for families who need a little extra versatility for one or two occasional extra passengers or who need to haul more than a two-row model can accommodate but don't need a ton of extra room. However, if you are moving up from the crossover segment to the SUV segment for the added interior space and need a lot of room for your growing family, you may want to consider an SUV option with maximum hauling versatility like the 2018 Toyota Highlander.

The 2018 Toyota Highlander has a maximum seating capacity of eight total passengers rather than the seven-passenger maximum in the 2018 Dodge Journey and it also offers a lot more room in back too. Drivers will find 83.7 cubic feet of available space in the back of the 2018 Highlander when the rear seats are folded flat which is almost 15 cubic feet more than is offered in the back of the 2018 Dodge Journey. Plus, even with all of the extra space and added weight, the 2018 Toyota Highlander still offers better overall fuel economy scores which can save you money each time you head to the pump.

Find the spacious 2018 Toyota Highlander lineup available now at Fox Toyota. Give us a call at 865-407-2245 or fill out the form on this page to be connected with a dealership representative. Car shoppers can also browse our inventory online from the comfort of home.