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2019 SE Value Package 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $23,245
2019 SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $23,895
2019 SE 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,295
2019 Crossroad 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,345
2019 Crossroad 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $31,845
2019 GT 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $33,645
2019 GT 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $35,545
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Overview

The Dodge Journey has been around since 2009 and has undergone modest changes since. Its older design seems quite dated in a segment dominated by modern vehicles. Despite its age, the 2019 Dodge Journey continues to attract people shopping for a seven-passenger crossover thanks to its low cost.

What's New for 2019

For 2019, the Dodge Journey consolidates trim levels from five to just three. New standard equipment, updated packages, and one new exterior color choice round out the changes.


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Choosing Your Dodge Journey

The Journey comes with four- and six-cylinder engine choices. Front-wheel drive is standard, though all-wheel drive is available across the lineup. However, buyers have to upgrade to the V6 to access AWD.

The base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is standard in the SE and Crossroad trims. It delivers 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque and works with a four-speed automatic transmission. The setup is good for an EPA-estimated 19 miles per gallon city, 25 mpg highway, and 21 combined.

Standard on the GT trim and available for $1,700 on the other two is a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine works with a six-speed automatic transmission, and achieves 17/25/19 mpg (city/highway/combined) with FWD or 16/24/19 mpg with AWD.

There are three trims available:

Dodge Journey

GT

The top-of-the-line GT is priced from $34,890. It comes with 19-inch carbon-aluminum wheels, premium door trim, a 115-volt outlet, a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, heated front seats, a six-speaker audio system, and UConnect 3 with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a CD player, and satellite radio.

The available packages include several from previous trims: the Trailer Tow Group ($625), Blacktop Package ($525), Chrome Appearance Group by Mopar ($685), Driver Convenience Group ($845), Family Entertainment Group ($1,345), Navigation Group ($1,495), and Nav & Sun Group ($2,100).

CarsDirect Tip

Deep discounting accompanies the 2019 Dodge Journey starting with the Crossroad trim. This middle trim offers the best value, but we’d still add the V6 engine and choose the Nav & Sun Group to complete our purchase.

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Mostly unchanged for a decade. Other than an interior refresher in 2013, the Dodge Journey has remained mostly unchanged since 2009. While some buyers may find this rolling relic of a simpler era a refreshing change of pace in today’s ever-complicated world of high-tech vehicles, many crossover shoppers will find it too dated.

Stepping into the 2019 Dodge Journey will take you back to the days before smartphones were permanent fixtures in our palms, grained plastics were an upgrade, and automatic braking was still just a glimmer in engineers’ eyes.

Roomy cabin with time capsule feel. If there's one thing the Journey does well, it’s hauling people and stuff. It's a crossover, so that should surprise no one, but it stands out with a sliding second row that lets you choose between leg and cargo room. With 54.4 inches of second-row hip room, three adults can sit in the rear seats with little fuss compared to the Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan Rogue, which offer 51.7 and 52.1 inches of rear hip room, respectively.

While the roominess is great, the Journey’s cabin is like a time capsule unearthed after a decade underground. Its assortment of hard plastics and sea-of-black look are quick indicators of just how old it is inside. Further proof of its status as a senior citizen is its lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – even as options.


2019 Dodge Journey

An old-school platform has benefits. The Dodge Journey's looks aren’t all that’s old-school; it also rides on old-school underpinnings with equally old running gear. While buyers will have to make some compromises here, the Journey’s small wheels with large-sidewall tires and older suspension setup deliver a comfortable ride in most conditions.

With a traditional hydraulic power steering system that delivers ample feedback, and you feel more in control behind the wheel than in its competitors with electric power steering and various nannies forcing the safety issue.

The other side of that coin is the Journey’s ancient powertrain that includes a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 173 horsepower paired to a fossilized four-speed automatic transmission. The optional 283-hp 3.6-liter V6 engine delivers better on-road power, but it's a thirsty beast at an EPA-estimated 19 miles per gallon combined, and its six-speed automatic transmission is no modern marvel.

Safety schmaftey. Most of today’s crossovers at least have optional advanced safety equipment like automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist, but the Journey is an outlier here. The closest it comes to advanced safety is the federally mandated standard rearview camera. It even lacks available automatic emergency braking.

Making matters worse are its crash-test scores. According to the IIHS, the vehicle has a "Poor" rating in the small-overlap test. On top of that, its headlights are also inadequate and received “Poor” ratings. With three IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus models and five Top Safety Pick models in the mid-size SUV class, there's no reason to settle for these iffy ratings.

Final thoughts. With a $25,140 starting price, the 2019 Dodge Journey is among the cheapest three-row crossovers on the market. While cheap is fine for some buyers, there are serious compromises you must make when buying the Journey, including its iffy safety ratings and time-capsule feel.

If you’re looking for more features for your dollar, the Kia Sorento is a great buy at $27,335. If you prefer to keep costs even lower without sacrificing safety, the Mitsubishi Outlander starts from $25,790 and is an IIHS Top Safety Pick. If you’re looking for a more advanced powertrain with a little oomph behind it, the 260-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the Subaru Ascent may be perfect for you.

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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
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
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
124 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.
Wheel Base
114 "
Turning Radius
19.2 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
7
Seat Trim
Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way / (6-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way / (6-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
40-60 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
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
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
Parksense Rear
Security Systems
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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