2017 Dodge Journey SUV

2017 Dodge Journey
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MSRP range
$21,195 - $33,895
2017 Dodge Journey
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Pros

  • Sporty handling instills confidence in any situation
  • Standard all-wheel drive gives it all-weather capability
  • Performance doesn't sacrifice fuel economy
  • Innovative technology that delivers useful information

Cons

  • Missing some of the latest safety technologies
  • Below-average fuel economy
  • Four-cylinder's outdated four-speed automatic transmission
  • Weak acceleration from the base four-cylinder engine


Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

The 2017 Dodge Journey soldiers on as a relic of the past in many ways. This affordable crossover with available three-row seating debuted back in 2009, and it hasn't received a full redesign since. Its advancing age is most apparent in the engine bay, where the Journey's base engine is getting on in years and lacks the efficiency, refinement and oomph of its more modern counterparts. It also comes paired with an outdated four-speed automatic transmission; smooth-shifting six-speed automatics are now the norm. You can also find fault in the way the Journey drives, as the Journey feels soft and ponderous around turns that most rivals would handle deftly.

One bright spot is the optional V6 engine. So equipped, the Journey accelerates more assertively than most budget-priced crossovers, and fuel economy is barely affected. Throw in the available 8.4-inch touchscreen — a longtime favorite of ours — and the optional third-row seat and rear entertainment system, and you've got a pretty satisfying family vehicle that should still cost less than you expect.

Overall, though, the Journey remains a decidedly mixed bag, so we recommend taking a close look at other models. Our top pick among similar vehicles would be the Kia Sorento. Although it can get rather pricey, it also comes in two- or three-row specification and offers superior handling, features and interior refinement. If you don't need three rows, we'd point you to just about any other roomy small crossover SUV, including perennial favorites such as the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4.

Every 2017 Dodge Journey comes standard with antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, active front head restraints, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. Integrated second-row child booster seats are optional. A rearview camera and rear parking sensors are also available, but common safety technologies such as blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning are not offered.

In Edmunds brake testing, a front-wheel-drive, V6-equipped Journey came to a stop from 60 mph in 124 feet, an average performance for this class.

In government crash testing, the Journey received four out of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for front-impact crash protection and five stars for side-crash protection. In crash testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Journey received the top score of Good in the moderate-overlap front-impact, side-impact, roof strength and head restraint (whiplash protection) tests. In the agency's small-overlap front-impact test, however, the Journey received the lowest rating of Poor.

Trim levels & features

The 2017 Dodge Journey is available in five- and seven-passenger configurations. It is available in five trim levels: base SE, SXT, Crossroad, Crossroad Plus and GT.

The SE comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, roof rails, heated mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, dual-zone manual climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a sliding and reclining second-row seat, a 4.3-inch touchscreen, and a six-speaker sound system with a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack.

Optional for the SE (standard with AWD) is the Flexible Seating package, which adds a 50/50-split third row and tri-zone manual climate control.

Moving up to the SXT adds 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a unique front fascia, LED taillights (also standard on the SE AWD), body-colored exterior mirrors and the Flexible Seating package.

The Crossroad adds 19-inch wheels, gloss black and chrome exterior trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth and satellite radio.

The Crossroad Plus expands upon the Crossroad's feature content with tri-zone automatic climate control, LED interior lighting, leather upholstery with mesh inserts, a six-way power driver seat (with four-way power lumbar adjustment), a fold-flat front passenger seat with a hidden storage bin, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, an in-dash DVD player, an SD card slot and a cargo net.

The GT adds the V6 engine as standard, plus different 19-inch wheels, remote engine start, a body-color grille, a sport-tuned suspension, automatic headlights, perforated leather upholstery with red stitching, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, an interior observation mirror, a premium audio system with a subwoofer and a 115-volt power outlet.

Many features on the upper trim levels are available on lower trims via option packages. Other available features (depending on trim) include the Blacktop package (gloss black 19-inch wheels, grille and exterior trim), a sunroof, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, integrated second-row child booster seats, a rear-seat entertainment system and a navigation system.

By default, the 2017 Dodge Journey SE, SXT, Crossroad and Crossroad Plus come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 173 hp and 166 pound-feet of torque. It drives the front wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 21 mpg combined (19 city/25 highway), a decidedly subpar rating for a four-cylinder crosstour.

Optional on those trims and standard on the GT is a 3.6-liter V6. It's good for 283 hp and 260 lb-ft and is matched to a six-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is standard with the V6 unless you get the GT, which offers either FWD or AWD. The front-wheel-drive GT returns 19 mpg combined (17 city/25 highway), while the AWD V6 models get a similar 19 mpg combined (16 city/24 highway).

We recorded a 7.8-second 0-60-mph time in a front-drive, V6-equipped Journey, which is a sluggish showing given this engine's output ratings. Still, the V6 gives you plenty of punch in most situations.

Driving

The 2017 Dodge Journey has two personalities, depending on which engine you choose. The four-cylinder engine is noisy and really doesn't have enough power to get this crossover moving with any sense of urgency, especially when loaded up with passengers. The outdated four-speed automatic transmission can be clunky in normal operation, and it does the Journey no favors in the fuel economy department, either. Accordingly, we'd avoid the four-cylinder entirely and step up to the 3.6-liter V6, which gives you the power you're going to want. Unfortunately, the V6's six-speed automatic transmission can be slow to respond when a downshift is needed.

Around town, the Journey rides smoothly over rough pavement and bumps. However, the steering is on the slow side, and you might find yourself having to make more hand movements than you'd like. When driven harder through turns, the Journey's body leans noticeably. Overall, the Journey feels heavier than many other crossovers and doesn't inspire much driver confidence.

Interior

The 2017 Journey's cabin provides generally pleasing materials and textures for the price, while the gauges and dashboard have a functional and contemporary design. In general, Dodge has done a nice job of keeping the Journey's innards up-to-date despite the vehicle's advanced age. Moreover, the available Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment interface is one of the best in the business, thanks to large, easily readable typefaces and icons and sensible menus. Few systems are more straightforward to use or pleasing to the eye.

Families will appreciate the selection of clever storage spaces squirreled throughout the Journey's cabin, particularly the cubby holes in the floor. You'll find a fair amount of legroom behind the front seats, and the optional integrated child booster seats are a nice bonus. Furthering the family-oriented mission is the Journey's widely available third-row seat, which is bundled with a separate rear air-conditioner. This seat is far from adult-friendly, but it's handy if you need to shuttle a couple extra kids to soccer practice.

Lower all the seats and the Journey provides 67.6 cubic feet of total cargo capacity, which is an average capacity among small crossovers.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Dodge Journey.

Nice Grocery-Getter, NASCAR drivers need not apply
Vincent Singer, 11/05/2016
I'm an old man. I got my driver's license after learning on a 1967 Rambler American and a 1969 Pontiac Bonneville. I made it this far without a nav/infotainment system, traction/stability control, or bluetooth. The 4-cylinder engine in this thing has more horsepower than many older V-8s. That said, I think the 2017 Journey is a fantastic buy. I bought a $21,000 "stripper" - which still has, standard: a 173 hp engine (shared with Hyundai and Mitsubishi - buy one of their comparable vehicles and get the same motor), 4-speed OD automatic transmission, traction control, a six-speaker touchscreen audio system I can plug a USB drive into and "have my own radio station", dual-zone air conditioning, front and rear stabilizer bars, better interior lighting, automatic headlights, daylight running lights, and a nicely (manually) adjustable driver's seat. They even threw in an outdoor thermometer, and a gadget that lets you monitor your instantaneous and average fuel economy! I traded a 2007 Ford Escape for this, after the transmission grenaded at 146,000 miles. I consider this to be a step up, although still a front-wheel-drive "disposacar". Same ground clearance, same fuel mileage, good looks, with MORE standard features, more horsepower, easier for my wife to get in and out of. a better radio, more room (it's about a foot longer), and a bigger gas tank. Drives just as nice, handles about the same, much quieter, and I don't have to "drive it like I stole it" to get it moving at an intersection or on to the freeway. Controls same quality or better than the Escape. More power ports. Steering has enough feel for the average driver. 4-wheel power disc brakes "stop on a dime and give 9-cents change". Everything you REALLY NEED is included in the base price - this thing has more comfort and convenience items, and a ride and interior that rival a 1990's Cadillac. Good heater, ice-cold air conditioning. Don't option up unless you really need to, as "everybody" says these don't hold their value all that well. At 3800 lbs., it's heavy, and has a long wheelbase - probably why it rides so nice. BTW - if you don't plow your 2017 Journey into anything, it's doubtful you'll ever discover the difference between a 4-star and a 5-star safety rating. The Escape had poorer overall ratings, and in 10 years I never had an occasion to find out. If you're driving a 10 or more year old Escape or other, similar small SUV/CUV, and you are looking for a new vehicle with similar dimensions that doesn't look like every other SUV/CUV on the road, and an improved overall driving experience, you could do far worse than the 2017 Dodge Journey. UPDATE: While I do miss the styling of the 1st gen. Escape, I do have to say that I still like the 2017 Journey. I stand by all I said above, and will add that while the exhaust note makes it sound like you are driving a sewing machine, it has plenty of pickup, as my wife and I aren't closet Autocrossers. So far I have had no issues, and did change the oil, switching to full synthetic motor oil. Gets 22 MPG in town if you don't drive it like you stole it. On the highway, at 75 MPH with the cruise control and air conditioner on, it gets a solid 26 MPG. Maybe not as good as some other small SUV/CUV's - but you'll make up for it thanks to the low purchase price. I didn't buy the 3rd row seat, and saved a good bit of cash. Lots of cargo space with the fold-flat rear seats folded down - swallowed a storage shed kit with no problems. I plan on bringing home a load of patio blocks tonight... P.S. I LOVE the manual driver's seat in this vehicle - most comfortable I've ever experienced! 1-year update: I still like it. Everything I said above still holds true. The nice thing about the Journey is that you can find these equipped a hundred different ways, at prices from $22,000 to $40,000. Don't believe the hacks on the car magazine websites - the Pentastar V-6 and 8-speed automatic (which I have in my work van) is a ROCKET engine. The Journey is a fine vehicle for the money. The interior hasn't started coming apart, and everything still works. The only problem I've had is that I ran over something on the highway that ruined a tire, and broke a plastic cover under the front bumper cover. A replacement cover costs about $80.00 online, but you have to half disassemble the front of the car to replace it. I hope the Journey holds up as long as our Escape did. 1.5-year update: Still runs fine, drives great. Windshield washer squirter supply hose came off between hood and hood insulating pad where I couldn't see it, but friendly oil-change tech figured it out and popped it back on quickly. Otherwise NO complaints - quality remains exceptional.
Great rebates and incentives!
larry moore, 12/07/2016
UPDATE (2yrs and 30k later): still love the Journey! Have had no mechanical issues and it drives like the day I bought it! Gas mileage has improved, and it has been by far the easiest vehicle I’ve ever had to live with. The storage compartments under the passenger seat and the coolers under the floor in the back have been used A LOT! **original review** I traded in my nearly new 2016 Honda Civic for a Dodge Journey earlier this month. I loved the civic but I needed more space and the pilot was a tad bit out of my desired price range. Next door was a dodge jeep dealer so I stopped by to look at the grand cherokee originally and saw the Journey. I thought it looked good, not like a new modern conventional design but more along the lines of the original looking subs that didn't have a bunch of flash. I bought the crossroad plus v6 AWD, and the sticker said $34,560, but the salesman told me don't even think about what that sticker says. When we sat down to do the paperwork I noticed all they really wanted for the car was $27,600!!! I nearly started dancing to see a price offered from a dealer so much lower than the MSRP. I guess the Journey has been around a while and they don't move as quickly as the rest of the new chrysler dodge jeep products. The only thing that I wish it offered was adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring. Even budget cars have those options nowadays but for the price I can't complain much. The engine has more power than I really need, all the room I could ask for (including two beer coolers that are removable under the second row seats), AWD, a huge infotainment screen that I still have yet to touch because it kind of intimidates me, and a bunch of other little niceties that I didn't really expect (self-dimming rear view mirror, built in booster seats for kids, removable flashlight built into trunk, actual power outlet in the backseat). One concern I have though is reliability, I see a lot of people have issues with their transmission, brakes and random engine components so *knock on wood* I don't experience any of those problems. It rides like a cloud, smooth and quiet. Though the trim piece around the infotainment screen makes a slight creak on the occasional bump but it's nothing obnoxious... YET. Overall I think I am going to be very happy with this car, I like sitting up higher and after the civic it is going to take some getting used to but you certainly can't argue that it's an extremely versatile vehicle. If all goes well reliability wise I think I will keep this suv for a long time.
Pleasant surprise
RLester, 01/09/2017
We tried the Journey because of rebates. Expecting a loud jerky experience with a 4 cylinder 4 speed. To our surprise, we found a very smooth, quiet, European feel, quality and comfort driving experience. We came from a Toyota Camry to Dodge Caravan to the Journey. We found the experience of a true crossover, car like ride and drive with the features of an utility vehicle. We are in our sixties, so ease of getting in and out of a vehicle is very important to us. The journey has the perfect seat height for us and very easy to enter and exit. The Camry has the cheapest, thinnest, and uncomfortable seats in a very good car. The Caravan was a comfortable entry but the ride was bouncy and hard on old bones. Also, our senior friends just could not get in the back seats. They are too high and too far over, you have to climb in, which, is okay for the kids and grand-kids but not seniors. The Journey comes in AWD and the 3.6 v6 engine with 6 speed. One needing more power might look for these options. But I am in the south, no ice and flat terrain so I find the 2.4 quite adequate. I will admit the 2.4 is a bit under-powered. It will not win any awards in gas saving either. Looks like in town driving will yield the same mpg as the 3.6 in the Grand Caravan around 23 mpg. However, again surprised how smooth the 2.4 is with the 4 speed. The 6 speed in the Caravan was bad to hunt and shift down, very annoying. I need to mention the high quality pleasant ride is only found in the 2017, in which, suspension and quietness are upgrades for the 2017. We tested a 2016 and there is a significant difference in ride and feel. In the 2017 , I can hardly hear the engine. Very quiet cabin. I am a part-time transporter for a major rental company and I drive a lot of new vehicles of all brands. The Journey ride is at the top. Try the Journey before you buy a Rogue or RAV4. I got the 7 passenger, seats fold flat for cargo space, easy entry, European feel, cargo comparments (ice chest) in the floor, premium seats and very nice road trip ride. This is a true crossover, car like features with SUV benefits. Hard to beat value and quality.
Solid overall SUV Crossover and oh so cozy!
Amy M, 07/18/2017
Okay so it looks a little plain, and ugly but, it is seriously the most comfortable car I have EVER owned or rode in aside from a lincoln town car. Both my husband and I have lower back problems and we are able to travel much further distances thanks to comfortable seating in the journey. The kids absolutely love the back seats, they recline and they have cubby spaces under their feet for drinks and snacks. We were able to take my son and his family and our ours all in one vehicle once we lifted the 3rd-row seats on a vacation to the coast, which was really nice. The cargo area is huge with the 3rd-row seats down. My husband and I discovered that we could comfortably sleep on a double air mattress for camping trips in the back of the Journey. We also use it to cart our 2 kayaks on the roof racks. The climate control system is good but it takes awhile to cool off all that interior space on a hot day, and also heat it up on a cold day. It does okay-ish with gas mileage in town, and on the highway, it does quite well. A few things I wasn't impressed with is the Bluetooth system, it is old and slow and it says it failed to connect almost always even though it is actually connecting, it just takes up to 2 or 3 minutes. You just have to ignore it and wait a few minutes or else you'll go in circles with it. I am willing to entertain the possibility it is just my Bluetooth in my car that does this. These, I have heard, have a known issue with the fact they used too small of rotors for the braking system and the weight of the vehicle so don't be surprised if you experience shaking/shuddering while braking, I hear they are great about fixing this if the rotors wear/warp unevenly. I have just started experiencing this issue and am taking it in to have it looked into. UPDATE: Dodge doesn't want to acknowledge this issue is happening and tells me it is just how it drives so I will just replace them on my own. Also, I have had some rather annoying electrical glitches. My rear passenger window went through a stage of getting stuck down and not going up for days, I took it in and it worked fine for them! (It seems if a child holds the level for an extended period of time it resets the computer for the window which will make it stick down....why dodge? So you just hold it for a minute and it will go up). 9/2017 Now my trunk will not unlatch, so I cannot use the cargo area at all until I get it in to be fixed. Other than those two things it has performed well mechanically in the last 8 months we drove it hard and put over 25,000 miles on it on road trips and camping trips. The car has performed consistently and after another summer season it is taking us camping and kayaking just fine. Nothing has broken inside either. It was in for a second repair yesterday 07/2018. We got an error that said failure of ABS system service immediately and a crunching noise. They said the had no opening for 2 weeks which is unacceptable for this kind of problem and warranty work, they then told us we could drive it to the next town so we took it there, on the way, it also said AWD system failure. It was only a broken sensor and we had it back the next day. Thank you Grants Pass Dodge. I like how it performs in snow and ice, I drive a rather snowy route to see my grandchildren and it is very solid on the road no slipping around which makes my trips during the winter much less stressful. If you need a good family car that can take you out into the woods and is great for traveling on all surfaces, I still feel this car is a GOOD VALUE. It is a cheaper solution with a lot of space. Be warned the car lost a ton of value in just the first year so if your buying you are probably best off keeping this for the long haul to get all the value out of it. Note: My best friend also bought the 4 cylinder FWD one and loves hers, she notes only it is a little gutless on hills. She has a hitch and easily tows a small trailer. She has no braking issues or any bluetooth or electrical problems and still has not had to have any repairs a year and a half in. Although, I have has a few issues I would have STILL bought this as it fits our lifestyle.
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2017 Dodge Journey video

JOSH SADLIER: This is Edmunds Editor Josh Sadlier, and here's an expert rundown of the 2017 Dodge Journey. [MUSIC PLAYING] The Journey's a tough one to cover for us. It's kind of a crossover, kind of a wagon. You can get a third row seat in it, which is unusual for a vehicle in this price range. And there's a nice V-6 under the hood optionally. But there's also some epic misses with this vehicle including the standard four-cylinder engine. It's wheezy. It's not very fuel efficient, really outdated, and it comes with a four-speed automatic that's even more outdated. So you really have to be careful with the options you select with this vehicle. If you outfit it correctly, it's got a lot going for it. But if you take the dealer special, you might end up with some really undesirable elements by current standards. [MUSIC PLAYING] One thing every Journey has going for it is generous cargo capacity. You can see it's got kind of an elevated wagon body style. Pop the hatch, fold the seats down, plenty of room for your stuff. Inside the Journey, you can see this is a three-row version, a second row slides forward, not much leg room back there. This is more for the kids. But, again, if you're looking for a three-row option in this price range, not too many to choose from, and the Journey has you covered there. Speaking of interesting options on this vehicle, we've got to include the optional entertainment system. You see the flip down screen there, another very unusual feature in this class and at this price point. Up front, the 8.4 inch touch screen is another interesting option, but doesn't come on every Journey. And overall, the materials aren't really up to snuff. You can tell this is a dated vehicle by looking and poking round. Bottom line, the Journey offers three-row family transportation at a reasonable price. But you got to pick those options carefully, and certainly you want to shop around before you plunk your money down at the Dodge dealer. For more Edmunds expert rundowns, click the link to subscribe. [MUSIC PLAYING]

2017 Dodge Journey Expert Rundown Review

Are you looking for an affordable crossover that has three rows of seats? The 2017 Dodge Journey checks both boxes. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$21,195
MPG
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
173 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$25,495
MPG
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
173 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$26,995
MPG
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
173 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$27,745
MPG
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
173 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover18.5%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Poor
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

2017 Dodge Journey SUV for Sale

Dodge Journey 2017 SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
46,812 miles
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Dodge Journey 2017 SXT 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
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Used 2017
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3rd Row Seat,COMPACT SPARE TIRE,COMFORT/CONVENIENCE GROUP,RADIO: 4.3S,Keyless Start,All Wheel Drive,BLACK; PREMIUM CLOTH LOW-BACK BUCKET SEATS (E7),ENGINE: 3.6L V6 24V VVT,MANUFACTURER'S STATEMENT OF ORIGIN,QUICK ORDER PACKAGE 28E,TIRES: P225/65R17 BSW A/S TOURING,TRANSMISSION: 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC 62TE,VICE WHITE,WHEELS: 17 X 6.5 ALUMINUM This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. * CLEAN CARFAX * AUTONATION IS A HAGGLE FREE / ONE PRICE DEALERSHIP * WE OFFER OUR BEST PRICE UP FRONT TO ELIMINATE THE STRESS OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH PURCHASING AT A DEALERSHIP * WE WOULD LIKE TO HELP YOU BUY A CAR * NOT JUST SELL YOU ONE * OFFERED WITH AN INDUSTRY LEADING AUTONATION 125 POINT INSPECTION AND A 90 DAY / 4,000 MILE WARRANTY AND A 5 DAY / NO QUESTIONS ASKED / MONEY BACK GUARANTEE * CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR TEST DRIVE * AN APPOINTMENT WILL GUARANTEE THE BEST USE OF YOUR VALUABLE TIME AND ENSURE THE BEST POSSIBLE SERVICE. *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Dodge Journey 2017 SXT 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
12,697 miles
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SXT
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More about the 2017 Dodge Journey

The 2017 Dodge Journey's strong suit is affordability, especially for a crossover vehicle with three rows of seating. Otherwise, with minor exceptions, it's hard to sing out many praises for this dated vehicle.

There have been few updates since the Journey first appeared in 2009. At the most fundamental level, no great claims are made for the refinement or performance of the base powertrain, which mates a relatively anemic four-cylinder engine to a behind-the-times four-speed automatic transmission. (Six-speed automatics are the rule in this segment.) And precise handling isn't one of the Journey's calling cards, either, as it brings pillowy characteristics to the task of negotiating a curvy road. Most rivals offer greater athleticism. The Journey started out with a nice design, and it still isn't bad-looking. So if your concerns are primarily budgetary, you'll probably overlook the lack of sophistication.

If only the Journey could compensate other shortcomings by delivering stellar fuel economy. But that isn't the case. Numbers range from an EPA-rated 21 mpg combined (19 city/25 highway) for the four-cylinder to 19 mpg combined (16 city/25 highway) for the V6 with all-wheel drive.

One bright spot is the optional V6 engine. So equipped, the Journey accelerates more assertively than most budget-priced crossovers, and fuel economy is barely affected. Throw in the available 8.4-inch touchscreen — a longtime favorite of ours — and the optional third-row seat and rear entertainment system, and you've got a pretty satisfying family vehicle that should still cost less than you expect.

Overall, though, the Journey remains a decidedly mixed bag, so we recommend taking a close look at other models. Our top pick among similar vehicles would be the Kia Sorento. Although it can get rather pricey, it also comes in two- or three-row specification and offers superior handling, features and interior refinement. If you don't need three rows, we'd point you to just about any other roomy small crossover SUV, including perennial favorites such as the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4.

Besides offering seating for five or seven passengers, the Journey is available in five trim levels. The SE has a reasonable level of standard equipment, while the SXT is sportier. The Crossroad and Crossroad Plus add increasing amounts of luxurious touches and creature comforts. Finally, the GT displays quite a bit of attitude while also delivering the most capability and driving satisfaction.

With the information available here, Edmunds can help you find the perfect 2017 Dodge Journey.

2017 Dodge Journey SUV Overview

The 2017 Dodge Journey SUV is offered in the following styles: SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A), SXT 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A), Crossroad 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A), Crossroad Plus 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A), GT 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A), Crossroad Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A), GT 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A), Crossroad 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A), SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A), and SXT 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2017 Dodge Journey SUV?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Dodge Journey SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Journey SUV 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Journey SUV.

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What's a good price for a New 2017 Dodge Journey SUV?
2017 Dodge Journey SUV Crossroad Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

The 2017 Dodge Journey SUV Crossroad Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,320. The average price paid for a new 2017 Dodge Journey SUV Crossroad Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is trending $6,385 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,385 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$30,935.

The average savings for the 2017 Dodge Journey SUV Crossroad Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is17.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2017 Dodge Journey SUV Crossroad Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2017 Dodge Journey SUV Crossroad Plus 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

The 2017 Dodge Journey SUV Crossroad Plus 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,285. The average price paid for a new 2017 Dodge Journey SUV Crossroad Plus 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A) is trending $10,986 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $10,986 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$21,299.

The average savings for the 2017 Dodge Journey SUV Crossroad Plus 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A) is34% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2017 Dodge Journey SUV Crossroad Plus 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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Which 2017 Dodge Journey SUVS are available in my area?

2017 Dodge Journey SUV Listings and Inventory

There are currently 4 new 2017 Dodge Journey SUVS listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $28,280 and mileage as low as 13 miles. Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2017 Dodge Journey SUV. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $10,986 on a new, used or CPO 2017 Dodge Journey SUV available from a dealership near you.

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2017 Dodge Journey SUV for sale near you.

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Find a new Dodge Journey for sale - 2 great deals out of 13 listings starting at $19,527.

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Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2017 Dodge Journey SUV and all available trim types: SE, Crossroad, SXT, etc. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2017 Dodge Journey SUV include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

Should I lease or buy a 2017 Dodge Journey?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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