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Dodge Journey

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Dodge Journey 2018 4-door SUV Trim Shown: 2018 GT 4-door SUV AWD Automatic
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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 poor performance in the IIHS small-overlap frontal crash test. But the Journey rides well, the cabin is relatively quiet, and it offers a third-row seat, albeit one that is snug and best for children. 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 2017 Trim Shown: 2017 Crossroad
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
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $14,725 - $20,925 $12,250 - $18,300
2015 $13,000 - $19,125 $10,625 - $16,525
2014 $11,575 - $16,975 $9,160 - $14,160
2013 $9,950 - $14,875 $7,525 - $12,200
2012 $8,400 - $13,375 $5,935 - $10,635
2011 $6,750 - $11,800 $4,295 - $9,070
2009 Redesign Year
Dodge Journey 2010
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.
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2010 $6,225 - $9,475 $3,755 - $6,830
2009 $5,175 - $7,825 $2,735 - $5,235