There are six airbags for safety, as well as a number of electronic traction control and related systems for good crash test scores. However, the combination of electronics, comfortable interior and surprisingly crisp handling and power delivery may appeal more to owners.
The compact and twiner SUV market is a profitable and competitive one. Dodge Journeys are compared to the Kia Sorento, which is smaller and slightly underpowered yet won't cause any headaches if there are breakdowns thanks to the longer warranty. The Chevrolet Equinox offers more cabin space, but the Dodge Journey's improvement in interior quality puts it ahead of the Equinox in that department. The Toyota RAV4 is a similar comparison, and its fuel economy can seem lacking to those that opt for a Dodge Journey with a V6. The Subaru Forester has the company's all-wheel drive standard and a slightly stronger off-road pedigree, but the AWD takes away from fuel economy.
The Dodge Journey has a number of strong points in its favor, and prospective owners would do well to check out its several trim lines. Each, including the SE, SXT, Crew and R/T offer benefits in terms of stereo systems, interior upgrades and power options for a variety of buyers.