2013 Dodge Journey Consumer Review: Postage stamp sized rear view

2013 Dodge Journey - Consumer Review

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SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Postage stamp sized rear view
By kovertoom on


2013 Dodge Journey SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


We bought the Dodge Journey because it was a great value, it was big enough for our family of six and it got better gas mileage than a mini van. The seats are very versatile, but with all seats up, the car's blind spot doubles.
The rear-most seats combined with the middle seat, block more than half of the rear window and all of the side windows.
And the middle seats are difficult to return to an upright position when someone has to get out from the back.
The stow bins are so shallow and small that they are practically worthless.
The car seats are not the most comfortable, mainly because the headrests are too far forward.
Since I have written this review, both middle-seat track systems have broken and had to be replaced. Fortunately, this has been within warranty and the rails have been fixed. I do believe that they are now easier to move back and forth. The "stow" areas are very shallow and can't hold very much, though the middle seat stows are nice for when I need to leave my purse or electronics. However, I will say that all seats go into a "down" position very nicely and I was able to fit a 17' extension ladder in the back with just a bit of the packaging intruding between the driver and passenger seats, so it has a very nice cargo capability with all the seats down.

We have had very few recalls on this vehicle and no major problems with the transmission or engine at this point. We get about 22 average mpg when we don't use a/c. It drops to 18 mpg with a/c. Now that I have three teenagers, one who is a boy, the far back seat is not comfortable because there is so little leg room.

Best Features

  • Entertainment
  • Usb ports
  • Dealership support
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Electronics

Worst Features

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