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2017 SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $21,195
2017 SXT 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $25,495
2017 SE 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $26,795
2017 Crossroad 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $26,995
2017 SXT 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,995
2017 Crossroad 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $30,495
2017 GT 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $31,995
2017 GT 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $33,895

Overview

First introduced in 2009, the Dodge Journey offers solid value in an increasingly competitive and more expensive small-to-midsize crossover utility vehicle segment. With room for five or seven, the 2017 Journey supplies standard front-wheel drive, available all-wheel drive, and a pair of engine choices.

What's New for 2017

Light changes accompany the 2017 Dodge Journey. The previous top-of-the-line R/T trim is now known as the GT. Also, new satin carbon aluminum wheels are added to the Crossroad model. Lastly, two new exterior paint schemes and one new interior color are available.

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Choosing Your Dodge Journey

As before, Dodge provides two rows of seats for five people or three rows of seats for seven in the 2017 Journey.

Two powertrain families are offered: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine making 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque is standard. Power is channeled to the front wheels by a four-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain combination is standard across the model line, except in the top-of-the-line GT trim.

The second engine is a 3.6-liter, V6 creating 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The 2017 Journey makes an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway when outfitted with front-wheel drive and the smaller engine. Choose the V6 Journey and this model makes an EPA-estimated 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway for front-wheel drive, and 16 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway for all-wheel drive.

Dodge Journey

SE

The 2017 Dodge Journey SE is priced from $21,145. A $1,095 destination charge raises the base price to $22,240. Standard equipment includes automatic headlamps, daytime running lights, power-heated side mirrors, keyless entry, air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, power windows, power door locks, and an audio system.

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SXT

The Journey SXT edition is priced from $26,140. This model adds fog lights, body-colored side mirrors, 17-inch silver aluminum wheels, and a third-row seat.

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Crossroad

Choose the Journey Crossroad edition and your vehicle is priced from $27,540. At this level Dodge adds a Touring suspension package, roof rack side rails, and 19-inch wheels. You’ll also find a UConnect telematics system with audio jack input and remote USB port.

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Crossroad Plus

Dodge prices the Journey Crossroad Plus edition from $28,740. In addition to all the features of the Crossroad, this edition brings in Hyper Black wheels, a cargo net, premium door panel trim with accent stitching, leather bucket seats, a power driver’s seat, and an upgraded telematics package.

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GT

The top-of-the-line Journey GT brings in the V6 engine and standard all-wheel drive. This model is priced from $33,040. Other upgrades include a high-performance suspension system, satin carbon aluminum wheels, premium interior trim, a 115-volt outlet, illuminated vanity mirrors, perforated leather trim, and a security alarm system.

Numerous package and equipment groups are available, depending on the trim selected. Such upgrades include three-zone climate control, a premium sound group, rear seat video, a security system, and a tow group package.

CarsDirect Tip

The base engine is underpowered, while an upgrade to the V6 engine resolves that problem. The Crossroad Plus edition represents the ideal package for the money and includes navigation. When equipped with all-wheel drive, this edition retails for about $31,000 before incentives kick in.

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Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Three rows of seats typically come with a larger price tag, but the 2017 Dodge Journey does just that on a low budget. It’s also surprisingly roomy and comfortable. There are, however, issues with this older model's performance in crash testing. Is this crossover worth the compromise? Continue reading to find out.

Pricing and Equipment

The Dodge Journey is a value proposition with its $22,240 (destination fees included) starting price for a base SE trim with front-wheel drive. Because of this low cost of entry, we expect the SE to be the most popular version of the 2017 Journey. It comes standard with:

  • Seventeen-inch steel wheels
  • Roof rails
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Sliding and reclining second row seats
  • Six-speaker audio system with a 4.3-inch touchscreen
  • 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque.

While the Journey comes standard as a five-seat crossover, there is a Flexible Seating Group that adds a split-folding third row, which brings its seating capacity to seven, and upgrades the climate system to a three-zone setup tri-zone to keep third-row passengers comfy. This package runs an extra $1,995.

Performance Pros

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While its base four-cylinder isn’t anything to write home about, the Journey’s optional V6 engine is a nice fit and includes a more modern transmission.

  • Nice ride quality and confident cornering for a crossover.
  • Optional 283-horsepower V6 engine and six-speed transmission add some life to the Journey.

Performance Cons

  • The base engine struggles, especially with a full load.
  • Its standard four-speed automatic transmission is outdated and sluggish.
  • Even with the four-cylinder engine, fuel economy is disappointing, at 19 miles per gallon city, 25 highway, and 21 combined.

Interior Pros

  • Plenty of small storage areas to catch all those pocket-dwelling items.
  • The flat load floor makes sliding in cargo issue-free.
  • The optional third row is a rarity at this low price point.

Interior Cons

  • The interior is a dated and some may find it too simple.
  • Climbing into the third-row seats can be tough for adults.
  • The third-row seats cut into cargo space, slashing the hold from 39.6 cubic feet to just 10.7 cubes of cargo room with the third-row seats in place. Folding the third-row down regains most of the lost space, but even when the third row isn't in use, it eats up 2.6 cubic feet.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

The Journey’s roomy cabin is a big plus. The second row has plenty of leg room (36.1 inches) and can slide forward or backward to adjust to cargo or leg room needs. Additionally, its 37 cubic feet of cargo room behind the second-row seats is plenty, making this a great all-around crossover for families of five or fewer.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

The 2017 Journey is seriously lacking in the safety department. In IIHS testing, it received a “Poor” rating in the small-overlap crash test, and the institute noted the driver’s area was “seriously compromised” in testing. It also lacks modern safety goodies, like a standard rearview camera or available forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.

The Bottom Line

The Dodge Journey checks a lot of boxes for families: flexible seating, available V6 engine, roomy cabin, and plenty of cargo room. However, its scary crash-safety tests and lackluster standard powertrain make it difficult to recommend.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 173 HP / 166 ft.lbs.
Transmission
4-spd AUTOSTICK w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
19 / 25 / 22 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5 / 7
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 173 HP / 166 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
19 / 25 / 22 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel / Compact
Fuel Tank
20.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$78
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
67.6 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
100 Cu.ft. / 126 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
192.4 "
Exterior Width
72.2 "
Exterior Height
66.6 "
Front Headroom
40.8 "
Rear Headroom
39.9 "
Front Legroom
40.8 "
Rear Legroom
36.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,818 Lbs. / 3,907 Lbs.
Wheel Base
114 "
Turning Radius
19.2 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Steel / 17.0 " Painted Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Front Body-colored With Metal-look Insert
Grille Moldings
Chrome / Black
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5 / 7
Seat Trim
Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way / 8-way (6-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way / 8-way (6-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
40-60 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Driver / Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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