Smaller than the typical mid-sized SUV, the Journey is a dated and mediocre performer. It rides well and is quiet, but that's about all. It suffers from a lack of agility, lousy fuel economy from the optional 3.6-liter V6, a reluctant transmission, and a tiny third-row seat. Our top-of-the-line Journey Lux's high price makes it a poor value anywhere outside a rental lot; the same sticker price buys the much better Kia Sorento. Poor IIHS small overlap crash-test results add to the long list of demerits.