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Dodge Journey

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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 $16,800 - $21,375 $14,120 - $19,595
2017 $14,775 - $18,950 $12,150 - $17,165
2016 $13,525 - $17,925 $10,900 - $15,930
2015 $11,825 - $16,975 $9,190 - $14,105
2014 $10,125 - $14,125 $7,520 - $11,200
2013 $8,700 - $12,725 $6,095 - $9,915
2012 $7,425 - $11,625 $4,830 - $8,825
2011 $5,975 - $10,150 $3,440 - $7,415
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 $5,600 - $8,100 $3,055 - $5,430
2009 $4,800 - $6,825 $2,280 - $4,200
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. 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.
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 $16,800 - $21,375 $14,120 - $19,595
2017 $14,775 - $18,950 $12,150 - $17,165
2016 $13,525 - $17,925 $10,900 - $15,930
2015 $11,825 - $16,975 $9,190 - $14,105
2014 $10,125 - $14,125 $7,520 - $11,200
2013 $8,700 - $12,725 $6,095 - $9,915
2012 $7,425 - $11,625 $4,830 - $8,825
2011 $5,975 - $10,150 $3,440 - $7,415
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 $5,600 - $8,100 $3,055 - $5,430
2009 $4,800 - $6,825 $2,280 - $4,200