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, subpar reliability and owner satisfaction add to the long list of demerits. Hefty discounts are common, but don't fall for this SUV that's soon to be put to pasture.