Pros: Bargain pricing; peppy, refined V6 powertrain; generous standard equipment levels; clever, family-friendly storage features, among the least-expensive crossovers featuring both a V6 engine and available 3-row seating
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, basic design stating to show its age
CG Says: Dodge’s midsize SUV crossover sees some minor changes and a little trim shuffling for the 2014 model year. It might not have the overall space and general 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 often generous incentives, and the 2014 Journey is a compelling package for families of most any size.