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Dodge Journey
Dodge Journey 2017 4-door SUV Trim Shown: 2017 GT 4-door SUV AWD Automatic

On paper, the midsized Journey SUV may sound compelling, but in our tests, we found that it has a confining interior and lacks agility, and the V6 delivers the worst fuel economy in its class. Added to that, it suffers from below-average reliability and poor performance in the IIHS small-overlap frontal crash test. But it rides well, the cabin is relatively quiet, and it offers a snug third-row seat. The Journey is late in its model run, with discounts commonplace. But don't be tempted. This low-rated model is a poor value anywhere--even at the airport rental lot.

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2011 Redesign Year
Dodge Journey 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 R/T

The 2011 reworking brought a much nicer interior and a better V6, but the lack of agility and still-mediocre fuel economy keep it out of the top ranks. Plus it was more expensive than many better rivals. Poor IIHS small overlap crash-test results and below average owner satisfaction add to the long list of demerits. Ultimately, we think you'd be better served looking at something else.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 $18,425 - $20,325 $15,885 - $17,735
2015 $15,150 - $22,225 $12,690 - $19,540
2014 $12,925 - $19,550 $10,590 - $16,940
2013 $11,625 - $17,900 $9,275 - $15,225
2012 $9,875 - $16,450 $7,510 - $13,710
2011 $7,700 - $15,575 $5,345 - $12,745
2009 Redesign Year
Dodge Journey 2009 Trim Shown: 2009 Sport Utility

The Journey, Dodge's first car-based SUV, used the Chrysler Sebring/Dodge Avenger platform. The fairly compact vehicle offers a tiny third-row seat. A noisy 2.4-liter engine is standard, but the punchier and more refined 3.5-liter V6 engine is a better choice. However, 16 mpg is the tradeoff for the improved performance potential. Ride quality is a bit unsettled and handling lacks agility, but is ultimately secure. Storage bins under the front-passenger seat cushion and in the second row floor are handy. Integrated child booster seats are an option.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2010 $6,625 - $11,575 $4,280 - $8,930
2009 $6,025 - $10,475 $3,690 - $7,840