The 2023 Dodge Journey is a mid-size crossover SUV manufactured and marketed by the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Dodge brand. Journey Dodge’s first car-based SUV used the Chrysler Sebring/Dodge Avenger platform. The 2023 Dodge Journey is quite compact and offers a small third row of seats. Despite an age-old design and increasingly outdated features, it cuts the prices of its competitor’s thousands of times.
Despite the Journey’s sloppy driving dynamics, sluggish drivetrain, and lack of driver assistance technologies, it has a configurable cabin and a user-friendly infotainment system. The Dodge is also streamlining the option selection process with the introduction of the Popular Equipment Group, which combines many features depending on trim level.
In SE Value equipment, the package gets you a six-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, Uconnect with Voice Command and Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, three-zone climate control, security alarm and leather-wrapped gear knob and steering wheel. Crossroad’s Popular Equipment Group adds a universal garage door opener, remote start, heated front seats, and a six-speaker audio system with the steering wheel, navigation, and subwoofer.
2023 Dodge Journey : Interior
Inside, the Journey’s interior is far from luxurious, but its simple controls are user-friendly. Fitting anyone in the third row, even the kids, requires that the second rowers compromise on knee distance. Cheap-feeling parts like a plastic derailleur and hollow-sounding interior door trim panels are particularly awful in the most expensive version. Many luxury features such as electrically adjustable passenger seats, cooled seats, and heated rear seats are notable for their absence on the options list. Seats can be folded in the 50/50 split third row and 60/40 split second row to expand the available cargo space, although the Journey offers the least total cargo space among vehicles in this class.
In addition to the expected compartments in and around the console, there is also a sizable compartment under the front passenger seat cushion and two large underground compartments in the second row. While each model has an easy-to-use touchscreen, the system has fewer features than many other Dodge products. Likewise, the larger screen is responsive, but we wish Apple CarPlay and Android Auto were offered here. There’s also only one USB port on the front; this isn’t great for device-satisfied spawners likely to live in the backseats.
2023 Dodge Journey : Engine
Dodge made the Journey in two trim levels: SE Value and Crossroad. Both have a 172-horsepower four-cylinder engine, a four-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive. The four-cylinder engine has the worst EPA rating among competitors with similar drivetrains, at 19 mpg in city driving and 25 mpg on the highway. By comparison, the 2019 Honda CR-V 26 is rated at 32 mpg in the city and on the highway, while the 2019 Toyota C-HR is rated 27/31.
2023 Dodge Journey : Safety
The dull safety score of the voyage reveals that this is not the best option when it comes to protecting your precious cargo on board. Crash test results aren’t great, and worse yet, it doesn’t offer any of the advanced driver assistance technology expected of other family carriers. The 2023 Dodge Journey only available safety feature is rear parking sensors.