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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 $15,950 - $21,025 $13,350 - $18,825
2017 $14,150 - $19,050 $11,575 - $16,790
2016 $13,125 - $18,250 $10,615 - $15,640
2015 $11,625 - $16,800 $9,105 - $14,015
2014 $9,950 - $14,050 $7,440 - $11,185
2013 $8,450 - $12,600 $5,925 - $9,845
2012 $7,275 - $11,500 $4,745 - $8,740
2011 $5,850 - $10,025 $3,355 - $7,330
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 $5,525 - $8,025 $3,025 - $5,400
2009 $4,625 - $6,675 $2,145 - $4,065
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 $15,950 - $21,025 $13,350 - $18,825
2017 $14,150 - $19,050 $11,575 - $16,790
2016 $13,125 - $18,250 $10,615 - $15,640
2015 $11,625 - $16,800 $9,105 - $14,015
2014 $9,950 - $14,050 $7,440 - $11,185
2013 $8,450 - $12,600 $5,925 - $9,845
2012 $7,275 - $11,500 $4,745 - $8,740
2011 $5,850 - $10,025 $3,355 - $7,330
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 $5,525 - $8,025 $3,025 - $5,400
2009 $4,625 - $6,675 $2,145 - $4,065