2018 Dodge Journey Crossroad

Pros: Bargain pricing; peppy, refined V6 powertrain; generous equipment levels; clever, family-friendly storage features

Cons: Weak acceleration from 4-cylinder engine; available 19-inch wheels and sport suspension diminish ride quality; thick door and roof pillars compromise rear visibility

CG Says: The 2018 Dodge Journey now has standard 3rd-row seats in all models. The Crossroad Plus model has been dropped; otherwise Journey is unchanged. Journey is a midsize crossover SUV. The base engine is a 173-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that is paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. (This is one of the last 4-speed automatics available as manufactures add more speeds to their transmissions for increased efficiency.) A 283-hp 3.6-liter V6 mated to a 6-speed automatic is standard on GTs and all-wheel drive models and is optional on most front-wheel drive models. Journey might not have the overall space and refinement of some of its competitors, but Journey excels in other key areas. Among its strengths are outstanding cargo flexibility, optional built-in child-booster seats, and a quiet cabin. Combine this with aggressive pricing, and Journey is a compelling package for families of most any size.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Dodge
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices SE: $23,590
AWD: $27,990
SXT: $26790
AWD SXT: $30,290
Crossroad: $28,990
AWD Crossroad: $32,490
GT: $33,590
AWD GT: $35,490

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
173
Std. Transmission
4-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
283
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16-17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-25

2014 Dodge Journey R/T
2018 Dodge Journey GT
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - 4
80%

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