2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2020 Dodge Journey

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2020 Dodge Journey

One of the most popular segments in the automotive industry right now is the compact crossover SUV. Crossovers overall have started to overtake everything else since they provide drivers with a convenient mixture of value, versatility, and seating capacity. A frontrunner in the compact crossover category is the Volkswagen Tiguan.

The Dodge Journey is a good example of how an American automaker would counter the Tiguan. It’s a little bigger and makes a brassier show of its style than the Tiguan, but the truly important differences lie elsewhere. When you look at the specifications of each of these two vehicles side-by-side, does one show more promise? This page compares the 2020 model year of the Tiguan against the same year of the Journey. Start by reviewing this chart below:

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan 


2020 Dodge Journey 

2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder Turbo  Engine 2.4L Inline 4-Cylinder 
Available 4MOTION® AWD  Drive Type  Front-Wheel Drive 
8-Speed Automatic  Transmission 4-Speed Automatic 
Descent Control and Center Limited Slip Differential  Available Drivetrain Options  None

Model Comparison Analysis

When it comes to engines and drivetrain, Dodge has a legendary heritage it doesn’t pass on to the 2020 Dodge Journey. The transmission, drive type limitations and non-turbo engine just fall short against the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan. The Tiguan has more options for those who want them, and a higher rate of mechanical reliability than the competitor overall. Other aspects to a vehicle come second, so with mechanical advantages like the Tiguan has, why buy a Journey?

Other Features Available on the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

  • Adaptive Headlights
  • Blind Spot and Lane Departure Warning Systems
  • Front, Rear, and Third Row Head Airbags
  • Passenger-Sensing Airbag Deactivation
  • Fender® Premium Brand Sound System with 9 Speakers, 1 Subwoofer, and a 480-Watt Amplifier
  • Audio and Cruise Control Mounted on Steering Wheel
  • Front, Rear, and 3rd Row Cupholders
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • And More!