Dodge Journey: America’s Most Versatile Crossover

Dodge Journey Americas Most Versatile Crossover

 

Dodge calls the Journey “America’s most versatile crossover.” That’s a bold claim, but the Journey can back it up with ease.

 

Buyers can choose from five distinctive Journey models: the dollar-wise AVP (American Value Package), the handsome SE, the full-featured SXT, the luxurious Limited and the sporty R/T. Few vehicles in the mid-size crossover range offer third-row seating, but the feature is available on all these Journey models. That makes the Journey the most affordable seven-passenger crossover in America—and perfect for growing families.

 

Powertrain choices include a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 173 hp (standard on AVP, SE and SXT) or the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 283 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque (available on SXT, standard on Limited and R/T). The powerful V6 Journey features an advanced six-speed automatic transmission and delivers an impressive driving range with a satisfying 25 hwy mpg.

 

Surefooted front-wheel drive is standard on all Journeys, while an advanced all-wheel-drive system with electronically controlled coupling (EEC) is available with the V6. The muscular V6 Journey can tow trailers up to 2500 lbs., while four-cylinder Journeys are rated at 1000 lbs. The economical four-cylinder  version is EPA rated at 26 miles per gallon on the highway, providing a driving range of over 500 miles on one tank of fuel.

 

Both the two-row, five-passenger and the three-row, seven-passenger seating systems fold flat to provide 67.6 cubic feet of cargo volume, with additional secure storage provided in the second row in-floor bins. There is even an optional passenger fold flat seat providing the ability to load cargo up to nine feet in length.  With the fold-flat seat you also get a clever in-seat storage compartment to keep things safely out of sight.  With all this flexibility and usability, the crossover can do most anything a family asks of it.

 

Part compact car, part crossover, part minivan and part SUV — it’s the most versatile vehicle in its class.


  • epicurus

    The extra length of the journey has me considering it as a makeshift camper. I usually tent, but sometimes you can’t because of weather or bears in the mountains in the fall. Most of the other small suvs are shorter, might be unworkable, but the extra foot or so of the journey might make it doable. Have to cover the windows so weirdos cant look in.