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Review **BE WARNED** My husband purchased a brand new 2014 Dodge Journey last year as a gift for me. It has turned out to be the biggest nightmare in our automobile purchasing history. The car always had a lag when stepping on the gas, but we were told that the reason was because it was a 4.0 and little power. We accepted that answer and, other then the lag, were happy with the car. When the car was approximately 4 months old the touch screen started going out and would turn black for a little under a minute before turning back on. We took it in and were told the diagnostic check found nothing wrong and there was nothing they could do since they could not tell where the problem was coming from. This started happening more and more often. Then, when the car was between 10 and 11 months old the speedometer went out of wack. The dial was reading correctly showing I was traveling at 65mph while the digital screen was showing I was traveling at 115mph. That night, on my ride home from work, the touch screen went out along with the lights. So, here I was, traveling on a dark highway by myself with no lights. I pulled over to the shoulder of the highway and turned the car off, waited a few minutes and turned it back on. When I turned it back on, it drove as normal and all the lights worked. I filled the tank with gas and continued my drive home. When I turned onto my street, my car began making a very loud knocking noise. When I stepped on the gas the noise grew louder. Luckily, I had picked up my 2 sons on the way home. My boys had to get out and push the car 3 blocks to my house since I was the only one could steer. The next morning, my husband towed the car to the dealership. The mechanics then told my husband that we had put the wrong gas in the car and destroyed the engine. My son had pumped the gas the night before and was certain he used unleaded. The attendant at the gas station was nice enough to pull the tape from the night we were there and my husband watched my son use the correct gas. When he went to the dealership to inform them he was told the mechanic said we used ethanol. My husband pointed out that all gas contains ethanol. The mechanic then stated that it SMELLED like 85% ethanol and that was what destroyed the engine. Smells like 85%? How can a regular human being smell a percentage in a liquid or gas? So, my husband asked if it had been tested. The answer was no. My car was in the shop for almost 3 weeks and I was given a rental car with no 3rd row. Mind you, we have 5 kids. For the time we were in the rental we were unable to go anywhere as a family because Dodge refused to give us a bigger rental. I've had my car back for 2 weeks now and the problems with the lights, the touch screen, and the speedometer have started again. We called corporate and were told the best they could do was 2 years of free oil changes. When we did not accept they asked us to take the car back into the dealership and they would make sure there was a rental with a 3rd row ready for us. On Saturday morning and after a 14 hour shift at work, my husband took the car in. Can anyone guess what happened next? He was told there were no rentals available. Not a single one. When he asked what would happen if the car stopped working during the weekend...he had shoulders shrugged at him and was told to call corporate. So, here we are. Stuck with this awful car because we were obviously sold a lemon and Dodge refuses to correct the situation. Please, DO NOT BUY A DODGE JOURNEY. Save yourself a whole lot of heartache and trouble. But, most importantly, don't buy a dodge journey for the safety of your family. #dontbuyadodge
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Is the 2014 Dodge Journey safe? The 2014 Dodge Journey earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 2.5 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
What options are available on the 2014 Dodge Journey?
Available Dodge Journey 2014 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Trims: SXT, SE, Crossroad, Crossroad Plus, R/T, American Value Package, GT, Crew, Mainstreet, Limited, Lux, Express, R/T , R/T Fleet
Exterior Colors: Pitch Black Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Redline 2 Pearl Coat, Granite Pearl Coat, Billet Clear Coat, White, Vice White, Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat, Fathom Blue Pearl Coat, Contusion Blue Pearl Coat, Pearl White Tri-Coat, Silver Steel Metallic Clearcoat, Deep Water Blue Pearlcoat, Inferno Red Crystal Pearlcoat, Storm Grey Pearlcoat, Whtie Noise Tri-Coat, Blue Streak Pearl Coat, Bruiser Grey Clear Coat, Copperhead Pearlcoat, Verde Oliva, Stone White Clearcoat, Blue Pearlcoat, Blood Orange Clear Coat, White Gold Clearcoat, Light Sanstone Metallic Clearcoat, Bright Red Clearcoat, Melbourne Green Pearlcoat, Blackberry Pearlcoat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat, Brilliant Red Tri-Coat Pearl, Surf Blue Pearlcoat, Winter Chill Pearl Coat
Interior Colors: Black premium cloth, Black leather/cloth, Dark Slate Gray leather, Black/Light Frost Beige premium cloth, Black leather, Black/Red leather, Dark Slate Gray/Light Graystone premium cloth, Dark Slate Gray cloth, Pastel Pebble Beige premium cloth, Black/Pearl leather, Black/Tan leather, Dark Slate Gray/Light Pebble Beige premium cloth, Black/Red premium cloth
Popular Features: Aux Audio Inputs, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Multi-Zone Climate Control, USB Inputs, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Keyless Entry/Start, Third-row seating, Bluetooth, 2500lb Towing Capacity, AWD/4WD, Auto Climate Control, Alarm, Upgraded Engine, Remote Start, Heated seats, Back-up camera, Parking sensors, Sunroof/Moonroof, Navigation, 3500lb Towing Capacity, Leather Seats, Rear Entertainment System, Upgraded Stereo, Towing Hitch