5+2 Flexible Seating Group ($1,220 -- includes sliding 60/40 second-row bench, 50/50-split third-row seat, rear air-conditioning, three-zone climate controls, larger alternator); Rear Seat Video Group I ($1,195 -- includes second-row roof-mounted video screen, video remote control, two wireless headphones six-speaker Infinity sound system, subwoofer, 368-watt amplifier); Sunroof ($795); Convenience Group II ($695 -- includes adjustable roof rail crossbars, cabin air filtration, cargo cover, ambient lighting, upgraded instrument cluster, trip computer, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth); Safe and Sound Group ($695 -- includes rear parking camera, touchscreen stereo controls, hard-drive digital music storage); 19-Inch Chrome-Clad Alloy Wheels ($625); Family Value Group ($295 -- includes second-row child booster seats, daytime running lights); Trailer Tow Group ($130 -- includes engine oil cooler, four-pin connector wiring); Engine Block Heater ($40); Smoker's Group ($30 -- includes removable ashtray).
Notably short gearing. Transmission keeps engine high in rev range in gears 2 to 4 at wide-open throttle. Makes a LOT of racket at this rpm.
Brake effectiveness comes quite a ways into travel. ABS operation quite loud. LOTS of green fade.
Not as tall and cumbersome as some CUVs, the Journey nonetheless lacks control feel and, of course, understeers like mad. In the slalom, the Journey manages to heave through the cones with some bit of grace for a car/truck this big. Stability control can't be disabled but is only marginally intrusive.