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The 2019 Dodge Journey is a multi-seating crossover SUV that’s much less expensive than other vehicles of its kind that are on the market. In its lowest SE trim with a 4-cylinder engine, it proves to be a real bargain for those in the market for a mid-sized SUV. Car drivers will feel like they are in complete control with the Journey’s easy to use Uconnect touchscreen command center which features navigation, voice-command music selections, and the ability to check fuel prices. The Uconnect media center equips the Journey for a smooth ride, no matter the destination.

Engine Performance

  • 2.4-liter 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder engine
  • 173 horsepower
  • 166 lb.-ft. of torque

Safety Features

  • Active head restraints
  • Multistage front passenger airbags
  • Electronic roll mitigation and brake assist

Vehicle Design

  • Uconnect touchscreen
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Removable in-floor storage bins

What engines are there to choose from?

The standard engine in the SE and Crossroad trims is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder unit making 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque, giving you just enough power for your everyday needs. Front-wheel drive (FWD) comes standard and average fuel consumption is 21 mpg. The option for those trims and coming standard in the 2019 Journey GT is the 3.6-liter V6 developing 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque which is recommended to most consumers because All-wheel drive (AWD) is available only with this engine. However, consumers will love this feature because it can be used on dry pavement between speeds of 25 and 65 mph to enhance the handling during performance driving. Despite some minor differences in fuel consumption between the city and highway driving, both configurations average out at 19 mpg. Regular 87-octane gasoline is acceptable.

What are some notable design features on the 2019 Dodge Journey?

There is more than enough space up front, and it gets even better in the second row with seats that lean back as well as slide. This midsize SUV could is a less expensive alternative to a typical minivan or run of the mill wagon. The seats are comfortable and plush with an upright driving position, and their sturdy fabric covering is easy-to-clean and maintain. As for the exterior, the black-finished alloy wheels, plus roof rails and a simulated skidplate are used to their full potential. These give the vehicle their SUV like qualities. The SUV also benefits from the chrome-trimmed “cross-hair” grille in the front. In addition, the bright “ring of fire” LED tail lamps to give the SUV a unique look, while 19-inch aluminum wheels, standard on Crossroad and GT, give the SUV a style all its own.

What are some of the safety features?

The Journey has more than 40 available safety and security features which include multistage front passenger airbags, active head restraints, electronic stability control including all-speed traction control, electronic roll mitigation with Brake Assist, driver-side knee blocker airbag, side-curtain airbags serving every three rows, front seat-mounted side airbags, LATCH child seat anchor system and trailer-sway control come standard on all Dodge Journey models.

Final Thoughts on the 2019 Dodge Journey

The Journey is the most affordable SUV on the market with an average cost of $26,590. With a Uconnect touchscreen command center that offers navigation, voice-command music selections and the ability to check fuel prices it's certainly equipped for the modern era. The standard engine in the SE and Crossroad trims is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder unit making 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque gives you just enough power without being too overpowering, and the over 40 safety features make it a must-have for anyone with a medium-sized family.