Overall, the suspension was surprisingly good, and it was complemented by good tires. It does not have low-range gearing. We'd suggest still buying the separate parking alert that works according to traditional bumper sensors with beep-beep noises, but the rear video camera can prevent one of the biggest auto-related child-killers, namely, the backup accident, which is surprisingly common until you realize that a kids of a certain age don't pay enough attention to cars, no matter how often you tell them or punish them, and b most modern cars have practically no rear visibility for objects of child size. Not only that, but the Journey might be one of the few, if not the only, model that comes with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Very concerned with safety of car.
The Journey is bigger than it looks. However, under a full load, the engine gets raucous and the vehicle gets harder to accelerate. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The fuel economy numbers are decent. The transmission shifted smoothly most of the time, going through all six gears easily and with minimal notice of its actions. This wasn't my idea, it was suggested by Dodge's demonstration of the Dakota's similar but larger crate storage system. In a vacuum, the look might be described as bold.
There are a great deal of factors that affect the Dodge cars 0-60 stats, so different sources may test the same vehicle and each may arrive at a unique 0-60 mph and quarter mile result. The system is set up fairly nicely, so that it's easy to browse through your collection, and all sorts of information is carried. That means the Driving Impressions The Dodge Journey is nondescript when it comes to road manners. And to help drivers keep an eye on the kids, Dodge provides a traditional minivan feature, a fisheye conversation mirror. As a thoroughly modern vehicle, it'll neither excite nor offend anyone.
We miss the old integrated infant seats, which made a big difference in safety for a group where correct fastening of the child seat is critical - and rare. However, the Journey makes up for those deficiencies with intelligent cabin design and the availability of family friendly entertainment features. It does offer a long assortment of Grand Caravan- and Avenger-like goodies. That's partly due to the variable line pressure; but this six-speed automatic seems like a real winner. The dealer told us it was the battery and we had them install a new one but the issue is still there. Dodge hasn't chosen the sporty path for Journey. In fairness, this heavy weight problem is not unique to the Journey; it seems to be afflicting just about every new vehicle as customers demand that every vehicle have the sound insulation of a Rolls-Royce.
Both become second nature after a while. There is no need to go farther than the engine specs to realize how outdated the Journey is. Parking the Journey is not as easy because of its greater size, but mainly because of its much greater height, which explains some of the two-ton weight that punishes acceleration and gas mileage alike. Dodge recommends midgrade fuel for the V6. While stationary with key in ignition, it will click but not start. It makes 235 horsepower in the Journey and it puts its power to the wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission with Dodge's AutoStick manual shiftgate.
The manufacturer should know what the problem is from all the complaints being the same. The interior does have some good things to it, like the wide space for passengers and cargo — but remember, put on too much load, and the engine will be overwhelmed. Please take into account that the Dodge 0 to 60 times and Quarter mile data listed on this car performance page is gathered from numerous credible sources. It offers plenty of room for passengers and cargo, available seating for seven, and several smart and convenient storage solutions. We'd suggest still buying the separate parking alert that works according to traditional bumper sensors with beep-beep noises, but the rear video camera can prevent one of the biggest auto-related child-killers, namely, the backup accident, which is surprisingly common until you realize that a kids of a certain age don't pay enough attention to cars, no matter how often you tell them or punish them, and b most modern cars have practically no rear visibility for objects of child size. I have had it checked and no one xan find an issue with the car.
Each bin can hold up to six soda cans plus ice. Each bin can hold up to six soda cans plus ice. The car turns very slowly when making left hand turns and the engine revs up sometimes when it's trying to pick speed back up after a turn. You can decide whether that's a feature or a problem; in any case, the rear temperature can be set from up front, too. I believe Dodge should pay for this transmission.
The detents on our test car were fairly weak, so that the doors easily let loose from their 90-degree position, without warning. Not even the higher end trim stands a chance against the competition in many aspects, and as a result, nostalgic attachment aside, perhaps the price is the only factor that strongly plays in favor of the Dodge Journey. Even with the seats down, the rear quarter is fairly thick. The Journey also has two in-floor storage bins with removable liners. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. There's a recall on vehicles for 2011, but not for 2009.