2017 Dodge Journey
The 2017 Dodge Journey is a budget-friendly, good-looking SUV. The 2017 Journey is relatively unchanged from the 2016 model year, but the few changes that have been made are great, including the addition of a new trim. The Journey may still be in its first generation, but it is always grabbing the love and attention of highly reputable automotive reviewing companies like Edmunds.
Edmunds gives the 2017 Dodge Journey an impressive rating of 4.2 out of five stars. Reasoning for this high rating includes the affordable price, plenty of space and comfort, as well as a durable engine which balances power and fuel economy. Consumers on Edmunds all rated the vehicle between 4 and 5 stars, and nothing below! Very impressive.
Engine + Trims
There are five trim levels for the 2017 Dodge Journey lineup. The GT trim is new and it replaces the former R/T trim from previous model years. The trim names (in order from base to highest level) are the SE, SXT, Crossroad, Crossroad Plus, and GT trims. The trims vary based on power, technology, style and price.
The Dodge Journey comes standard with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces up to 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque. The standard 4-cylinder engine is also surprisingly fuel efficient and it has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The other available engine is a 3.6-liter V6 engine and it comes standard on the new Journey GT trim. This engine produces up to 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
The Dodge Journey’s interior is stylish and convenient. Features like a in-floor cooler system (with a drain), a built-in floor cargo area, and fold-flat seats make it easy to pack the SUV when traveling with cargo. In fact, the Journey allows for up to 67 cubic feet of cargo space. Soft cloth seats, low-back bucket seats, and six-way power adjustable seats come standard on the base trim Journey.
The Journey has an aggressive and athletic appearance and it has Dodge’s signature cross-hair grille. Features such as 17-inch steel wheels, automatic daytime running high beam headlights, and black exterior mirrors come standard, even on the base level trim, the Journey SE.
If you are looking for more style and personality, don’t fret, the Journey comes with a wide variety of upgrades and options (many of which come standard on the highest trim level, the Journey GT). Mopar splash guards, bright side roof rails, dual bright exhaust tips, and black headlamp and taillamp bezels are just some of the additional options when it comes to the exterior of the Journey. Heated seats, second-row child seat boosters, third-row reclining seats, and passenger in-seat cushion storage are some of the available interior options.
“All models now come standard with SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Bluetooth streaming audio.” -The Car Connection
You and your family will never be bored in the Dodge Journey! Features like a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, a six-speaker system, a audio jack, and a remote USB port all come standard. Additional entertainment options are available like SiriusXM, UConnect 8.4 with an 8.4-inch touch screen and navigation, and six premium speakers with a subwoofer.
Technology isn’t all about entertainment, safety technology is important as well. The Dodge Journey has a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. The Journey has standard safety features like electronic stability control, advanced multistage airbags, trailer sway damping, traction control, and speed control. Advanced safety tech like rear park assist, a security alarm system, and a remote start system are also available.
Price and Warranty
“Are you looking for an affordable crossover that has three rows of seats? The 2017 Dodge Journey checks both boxes.” - Edmunds
When it comes to warranties, the Journey’s warranties have been unchanged for the 2017 model year. Warranties include a three-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Pricing for the Journey varies based on trim level. The MSRP for the base trim, the 2017 Dodge Journey SE, is $21,145 and pricing goes up to roughly $31,945 for the highest trim level, the 2017 Dodge Journey GT.