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2017 Dodge Journey KBB Expert Review

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KBB Expert Rating 6.0 / 10
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KBB Expert Review

KBB Editors' Overview

By Joe Tralongo, Contributing Editor


The 2017 Dodge Journey may not be the sexiest 7-passenger crossover SUV on the market, but there is no denying its value and versatility. A 4-cylinder Dodge Journey starts just under $22,500, undercutting newer rivals like the Kia Sorrento, Toyota Highlander and Hyundai Santa Fe. We think the 4-cylinder is too weak for this vehicle, however, and base models are sparsely optioned. If you’re going to do it right, get the 283-horsepower V6 and a mid-level trim such as the Crossroad. Add in all-wheel drive and you’ll have a comfortable, capable crossover SUV big enough to hold the kids and all their stuff, powerful enough to haul them with confidence and flexible enough to serve as everything from errand runner to weekend warrior.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you need room for seven passengers but your budget is saying “compact SUV only,” the 4-cylinder Dodge Journey for 2017 is the answer. Highly versatile and offering a number of options, it’s easy to get into a nicely equipped Journey and still keep the price around $26,000.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you need a 3rd-row seat that can fit two adults, a Chevrolet Traverse or Honda Pilot makes a better choice. The Kia Sorrento offers a more powerful 4-cylinder engine and a better warranty than the 2017 Dodge Journey, while the Toyota Highlander offers superior reliability and resale figures.

What's New for 2017

For 2017, the Dodge Journey R/T is dropped in favor of a new Journey GT trim. The Crossroad trim receives new satin-carbon wheel finish, while two new colors are added to the Journey’s color palette: Spitfire Orange and Rhino Clear Coat.

Driving It Driving Impressions

Though labeled an SUV, Dodge’s 2017 Journey is really a comfortable crossover SUV with a very car-like demeanor. The Journey’s unibody construction and advanced suspension help it absorb road imperfections and tackle tight turns with ease, making this 7-passenger crossover SUV feel more like a tall station wagon. We appreciate the Journey’s upright seating position and found the front seats to be supportive and comfortable, even after driving long distances. In twisting turns, the Journey’s steering feels precise and the wheel nicely weighted. There is lean when pushed hard, but it’s not as excessive as one might experience in a truck-based SUV. While the 4-cylinder’s 173 horsepower can move the Journey even when fully loaded, it doesn’t do so enthusiastically. That job is best left to the optional 283-horsepower V6 with 6-speed transmission, which offers superior power yet manages nearly identical fuel-economy estimates as the smaller 4-cylinder.

Favorite Features

CARGO FLEXIBILITY
When it comes to cargo management, the 2017 Dodge Journey is one of the most flexible and innovative SUVs anywhere. There are hidden storage bins beneath the 2nd-row floor and another under the front-passenger seat, which also folds flat, allowing cargo to fit right up to the dashboard’s edge.

3.6-LITER PENTASTAR V6 ENGINE
The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine is one of the smoothest, most fuel-efficient V6’s in the crossover-SUV segment. It also loves to run. Available on the SE, SXT and Crossroad trims and standard on the 2017 Dodge Journey GT, this engine is worth every penny the extra cost.


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