What are your all around thoughts on the Dodge Journey? Starting to look for a smaller SUV to replace 1 vehicle, not the Magnum.
2011-2012 much better than earlier versions.
unless absolutely necessary, stay away from AWD. extra labour for maintenance/repairs and extra fuel consumption just not worth it, IMO.
I just rented a 2012 Journey on my last trip to Florida and for a rental, it was pretty nice. It definitley impressed me. If I was in the market for another SUV, it would be on the list.
2012 Dodge Durango R/T AWD
Mopar CAI - FR GCSRT8 22s - Diablosport InTune DCX
Thanks for the input.
Looks like my choices in this catagory are...
1) Dodge Journey
2) Mazda CX-9
3) Kia Sorento
4) Chevy Equinox
5) Hyundia Verycruz
Will start checking each out soon. Anymore input would be appreciated.
Have you considered the new 13' Ford escape? The wife is currently looking for a replacement SUV. It'll probably be a 12 ford edge, but if we wanted something a little smaller, the new escape looks like a winner. I wouldn't mind that 2.0 eco boost engine to put around in for long commutes. But out of your list, I would go with the MAzda or hyundai.
Stock catback, and stock drivetrain
Typing from a tablet, excuse typos.
Compared to the other Honda,Hyundai and Kia products in the same class the Journey is on the very low end. I had one for a week as a rental it had 16 miles on when I picked it up. The drivers window wouldn't go down the heated passenger seat was stuck on High all the time. It was underpowered noisy no better than the pervious generation other than the new dashboard.
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If you like the chrysler pacifica, youre going to like the journey as well. As far as your list goes, the Kia is a very surprising vehicle and honestly a damn nice ride. I am a big fan of GM, but the equinox is very dissapointing to me and if you do consider one, only consider the V6. Real world, it will get better mileage than the 4cyl without the disappointment
I had a feeling the Journey was a step down to the others.
I will only consider 6 cylinders no matter the make.
Not a fan of Ford, so not considered.