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: Dodge’s midsize SUV sees some minor trim shuffling for 2014. It 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.