Brand-new for 2009, the Dodge Journey is a midsize crossover SUV, which is derived from the Avenger sedan and offers minivan-like conveniences while accommodating seven passengers. Available as only front-wheel drive, the base-model Journey SE comes equipped with a 2.4L four-cylinder engine rated for 173 hp and 166 lb-ft of torque coupled to a four-speed automatic transmission. With a choice of front- or all-wheel drive, the SXT and R/T trim levels are powered by a 3.5L V6 engine that generates 235 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. Dodge Journey photos display the vehicle's sleek style and minivan-like interior conveniences. EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings give the FWD SE 19 mpg city/25 mpg hwy, while the other FWD trims get 16/21 mpg and the AWD gets 15/21. Journey safety equipment features antilock disc brakes, traction control, rollover-sensing stability control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags for all three rows.Read more Read less
Dodge's 2009 Journey is a new car-based utility vehicle--a so-called crossover vehicle--that offers the ride quality and agile handling of a small sedan, combined with the roomy, versatile interior of a sport utility vehicle. It shares mechanical underpinnings with the Dodge Avenger sedan yet is several inches longer and has third-row seating to accommodate up to seven occupants.
Versatile interior configuration for people and cargo; ride quality; very affordable base model.
Interior packaging is the 2009 Dodge Journey's strength; its interior, with space for up to seven and numerous useful storage bins, could prove very useful for growing families. At the same time, its price doesn't break the bank, especially looking at the affordable base model. The SXT and R/T models offer a sophisticated interior arrangement and a fair number of luxury features and conveniences at a very competitive price. Configured for on-road driving, the Journey also promises peppy performance and good roadholding with the V6 and all-wheel drive.