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Dodge Journey

2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
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.
All Ratings & Reliability
2011-2018
2011 Redesign Year
Dodge Journey 2018
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
2018 N/A N/A
N/A
N/A
2017 N/A N/A
N/A
2016 $13,525 - $18,450 $10,990 - $16,040
2015 $11,950 - $17,125 $9,405 - $14,340
2014 $10,375 - $14,475 $7,840 - $11,585
2013 $8,850 - $13,000 $6,300 - $10,220
2012 $7,450 - $11,675 $4,920 - $8,915
2011 $6,250 - $10,475 $3,750 - $7,775
2009-2010
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.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2010 $5,825 - $8,375 $3,315 - $5,740
N/A
2009 $4,875 - $6,900 $2,375 - $4,300
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Dodge Journey Ratings & Reliability
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.

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2011-2018
2011 Redesign Year
Dodge Journey 2018
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.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 N/A N/A
N/A
N/A
2017 N/A N/A
N/A
2016 $13,525 - $18,450 $10,990 - $16,040
2015 $11,950 - $17,125 $9,405 - $14,340
2014 $10,375 - $14,475 $7,840 - $11,585
2013 $8,850 - $13,000 $6,300 - $10,220
2012 $7,450 - $11,675 $4,920 - $8,915
2011 $6,250 - $10,475 $3,750 - $7,775
2009-2010
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.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2010 $5,825 - $8,375 $3,315 - $5,740
N/A
2009 $4,875 - $6,900 $2,375 - $4,300