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2016 Dodge Journey 4dr Front-wheel Drive SE


Vehicle New 2016 Dodge Journey
Trim 4dr Front-wheel Drive SE
Trans 4-Speed Automatic VLP
Model Code JCDH49/22F
Availability National
MSRP $20,995.00
Destination $995.00


EPA Gas Mileage


City Hwy

±Actual mileage will vary with options, actual driving conditions, driving habits and the vehicle's condition. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.


Body StyleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Vehicle SizeMid
Drive TypeFWD
Seating Capacity5/5 passengers
Engine BlockI
Engline TypeGas
Displacement2.4 L.
Compression Ratio10.5:1
Torque166ft-lbs @ 4400 rpm
Horsepower173hp @ 6000 rpm
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Fuel Capacity20.5 gal.
Fuel Economy*19/26
Wheelbase113.8 in.
Overall Length192.4 in.
Vehicle Width72.2 in.
Vehicle Height66.6 in.
Ground Clearance7.2 in.
Luggage Capacity39.6 ft3.
Cargo Capacity67.6 ft3.
Curb Weight3818 lbs.
Max Payload1003 lbs.
Gross Weight5005 lbs.
Towing Capacity1000 lbs.
Turning Circle 38.4 ft.
Front Headroom40.8 in.
Front Legroom40.8 in.
Rear Headroom39.9 in.
Rear Legroom36.1 in.
10.4 seconds

Exterior Colors

These are the colors typically available for this vehicle. Color options may change during the model year. Contact Performance Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for confirmation. The color samples displayed on your monitor may not precisely replicate the way they appear on the vehicle.

Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
Verde Oliva (Olive Green)
Redline 2 Coat Pearl
Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
Pearl White Tri-Coat
Pitch Black Clearcoat

Interior Colors

Black (X9)
Light Frost Beige/Black (XL)


Basic 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Drivetrain 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside 5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Rust 5 Years / Unlimited Miles


The Dodge Journey is a midsize crossover based on a car-like structure. It's capable and versatile enough to compete with large truck based sport utility vehicles.The Dodge Journey is offered in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configuration. The trim lineup includes SE, Crossroad, SXT, and R/T. Available engine choices are either a 173-hp 2.4-liter engine with a four-speed automatic transmission, or a 283-hp 3.6-liter V6 engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Key features on all trim levels include dual zone air-conditioning, power heated mirrors, proximity keyless entry, cruise control, USB and auxiliary input jacks, and steering wheel audio controls. Standard safety features include seven-airbags including a driver's knee airbag, traction control, stability control, brake assist, and trailer sway damping.For 2016, the Dodge Journey receives minimal changes.

Model Reviews

The ride quality remains a strong point, with the proper damping and roll control for a family vehicle

The Car Connection

For those seeking something smaller, or who simply refuse to buy a minivan, Dodge offers the Journey crossover.

The Truth About Cars


The Dodge Journey occupies a hazy space between minivans and midsize SUVs.More than just about any model on the market, Journey has a foot in each camp, promising strong value for a variety of potential owners.Yet, for reasons that are unclear, it's been largely overlooked by folks who are shopping for a practical vehicle.

Larger than most compact crossovers that compete for the family market, the Journey falls among the least-expensive vehicles that offer a third-row seat.
Gas mileage is appealing, and the Journey handily meets the needs of larger families, bypassing the bulkiness of bigger seven-passenger crossover SUVs, such as the Toyota Highlander or Nissan Pathfinder.Body lines are refreshingly different from the crossover pack, if no longer fresh and new.

First introduced as a 2009 model, Journey got off to a poor start with a disappointing interior, but a quick mid-cycle update for 2011 improved it substantially and the current model offers a good value.

For 2016, Dodge has trimmed the Journey model line to four choices: SE, SXT, Crossroad, and Journey R/T, along with a Crossroad Plus package.
Garmin navigation is available, which we rank among the best for this vehicle class.

The Dodge Journey offers a choice of two powertrains.
The standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine makes 177 horsepower and, with an antiquated 4-speed automatic and front-wheel drive feels strained if anyone other than the driver is aboard.

Better to take the strong 3.6-liter V6, with 283 horsepower and 6-speed automatic, and either front- or all-wheel drive.
That version feels modern and authoritative in acceleration and responsiveness.It's quieter, too.

Ride comfort is a strong point, with appropriate damping and roll control for a family vehicle.
Steering is somewhat quick for a vehicle of this nature.

Although the Journey can be a solid family vehicle, it lacks some active-safety features.
Crash-test scores have been adequate, but not good enough to provide full confidence for families.NHTSA gave the Journey four stars (out of five) for frontal crash and rollover protection, four stars for side-impact protection, and four stars overall (five with AWD).The Journey's aging structure was devised in an earlier era.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it a Good score in most testing, but particularly poor for the small-overlap frontal test.


The 2016 Dodge Journey comes in four trim levels.

Journey SE ($20,895) comes with air conditioning, power windows, 17-inch aluminum wheels.
Bluetooth and a rearview camera are optional.Seven-passenger seating is available.Journey SXT ($24,395) comes standard with the seven-passenger seating, foglamps and appearance upgrades.Blacktop and Chrome packages are available.

Journey Crossroad ($25,995) features special trim and 19-inch alloy wheels.
The Crossroad Plus package upgrades with leather seat upholstery with sport mesh inserts, Uconnect infotainment with 8.4-inch screen and Bluetooth, automatic tri-zone climate control, a fold-flat front passenger seat, and power driver's seat.Rear-seat entertainment is optional.

Journey R/T ($31,395) is the sporty model, featuring the more powerful V6 engine, performance suspension, firmer steering, red accent stitching, and a six-speaker, 368-watt premium audio.

Safety features include curtain airbags, stability control, and active head restraints.
A rearview camera and parking sensors are optional.


The styling is dated after eight years of production.Even so, its slab-sided profile, augmented by sheetmetal that exhibits a chiseled appearance, is distinctly different from the crossover SUV pack.The look is helped by flared wheelwells, as well as squarish shoulders and sporadic creasing of the body metal.

More than most, the Journey slips into a middle ground between a traditional wagon and a modern SUV.
Despite that styling difference, lacking the customary curves of a crossover SUV, the Journey could be perceived as a somewhat anonymous vehicle.Some might even dub it a relic of an earlier automotive era, but with merits and demerits similar to those of its modern competitors.


Smooth, simple and swooping in shape, the Journey's interior conveys less of a warmly upscale appearance than other Dodge models.Materials are high in quality, if dark, but offset by sufficient brightwork to reveal a little more upscale aura.

Dials and knobs are large, with fuss-free, easy-operating climate controls.
The infotainment screen is big, too.

Seats are smartly arranged in the Journey's nicely configured, family-focused cabin, which contains many small storage spaces.
The front seats are wide and accommodating.

Second-row seating is among the best in this size vehicle.
The rear seatbacks adjust for rake, and the bench slides fore and aft several inches.The rear seats are contoured to fit adults.Sliding the second row forward eases access to the optional third row, where space is acceptable for smaller-size adults.

An extra step is needed to fold seats forward for cargo hauling, which results in a lower and flatter floor.
Cargo space totals 37 cubic feet behind the second row; or 10.7 with the third row (if installed) raised.With only front seats up, it's 67.6 cubic feet.

Visibility can be an issue, due to the tall-shouldered design.
A rearview camera is available on upper trim levels, helpful when backing up in this vehicle.

Driving Impression

When equipped with the optional V6 engine, the Journey is pleasant and responsive.The V6 and 6-speed automatic work well together, even when pushed hard, though the transmission has been known to shudder at times in low-speed stop-and-go driving.

With the four-cylinder, however, acceleration scores no higher than average.
The four-cylinder is relatively rough, and the 4-speed automatic transmission that comes with it is disappointing throughout.

Fuel economy is acceptable, but fails to approach class-leading level.
The four-cylinder model is EPA-rated at 19/26 mpg City/Highway, versus 17/25 mpg City/Highway for the V6.All-wheel drive drops the V6 figure a notch, to 16/24 mpg City/Highway.

Handling ranks as reasonably responsive, and the Journey's suspension loads and unloads confidently.
In fact, it reacts somewhat like a lower and leaner vehicle.Even while taking a corner swiftly, there's no excessive bounding or wallowing when hitting a bump.Ride comfort excels, helped by hydraulic-type power steering that's weighted well, no electric steering here.


The Dodge Journey excels in value and stands apart with its distinctive design.An older vehicle, it lacks the latest active-safety features.The V6 engine is a better choice than the overtaxed four-cylinder.

Driving impressions by Bengt Halvorson, The Car Connection.
James M.Flammang contributed to this report.

New Car Test Drive


Standard Equipment

Wheel Covers, Full wheelStandard
Diameter, 17Standard
Width, 6.5Standard
Rim Type, None steelStandard
Spare Wheel
Rim type, SteelStandard
Spare Tire
Mount Location, Underbody w/crankdownStandard
Size, CompactStandard
Rear Suspension Type, Multi-linkStandard
Front Suspension Classification, IndependentStandard
Front Spring Type, CoilStandard
Front Stabilizer Bar, RegularStandard
Rear Spring Type, CoilStandard
Class, RegularStandard
Independent, Four-wheelStandard
Front suspension type, StrutStandard
Headlights auto delayStandard
Exterior entry lightsStandard
Daytime running lightsStandard
Roof rackStandard
Axle ratioStandard
Total Seating Capacity, 5Standard
Upholstery, Premium clothStandard
Front seat type, BucketStandard
seating capacity, 5Standard
Passenger Seat
Head Restraint Whiplash Protection, Whiplash protection systemStandard
Rear Seats
Folding, Fold forward seatbackStandard
Center armrest, YesStandard
Power door locks, Remote power door locksStandard
2-Stage unlocking, 2-stage unlockingStandard
Power windowsStandard
One-touch windowsStandard
Front wipers - intermittentStandard
Front wipers - speed sensitiveStandard
Privacy glassStandard
Rear defoggerStandard
Rear wiperStandard
Driver mirror adjustment, Power remoteStandard
Heated driver mirror, HeatedStandard
Passenger mirror adjustment, Power remoteStandard
Heated passenger mirror, HeatedStandard
Vanity mirrors, Driver vanity mirrorsStandard
Convenience Features
Cruise control, Cruise controlStandard
Power steering, Speed-proportional power steeringStandard
Steering wheel, Tilt and telescopicStandard
Audio controls on steering wheel, Audio controlsStandard
Cruise controls on steering wheel, Cruise controlsStandard
Cupholders, Front and rearStandard
Door pockets, Driver, passenger and rearStandard
Retained accessory power, Retained accessory powerStandard
Center Console, Full with covered storageStandard
Under Seat Storage, Under seat storageStandard
Comfort Features
Steering wheel trim, UrethaneStandard
Dash trim, Metal-lookStandard
Floor mats, Carpet front and rearStandard
Cargo area light, Cargo area lightStandard
External tempStandard
Low fuel levelStandard
Transmission Temperature GuageStandard
Exterior Features
Audio System
Speed Sensitive Volume Control, YesStandard
Antenna Type, Integrated roofStandard
In-Dash CD, SingleStandard
Radio, AM/FM/Satellite-prepStandard
left rear passenger door type, ConventionalStandard
right rear passenger door type, ConventionalStandard
Rear door type, LiftgateStandard
Truck Features
Door reinforcementStandard
Engine hour meterStandard
Auxiliary transmission coolerStandard
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsStandard
Trailer Sway ControlStandard
Head airbags, Curtain 1st and 2nd rowStandard
Passenger Airbag, YesStandard
Driver Airbag, YesStandard
Stability and Traction
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rear center seatbelt, 3-point beltStandard
Seatbelt pretensioners, FrontStandard
Number of speeds, 4Standard
Manual / automatic, AutomaticStandard
Automatic type, AutomaticStandard
Max RPM, 6,000 RPMStandard
Torque, 166 lb.-ft.Standard
Valve Gear, DOHCStandard
Total Valves, 16Standard
Engine Configuration, InlineStandard
Displacement, 144 cu.in.Standard
Vehicle Emissions, ULEV IIStandard
Size, 2.4 LStandard
Horse Power, 173 hpStandard
Variable Valve Timing, Variable valve timingStandard
Max Torque RPM, 4,400 RPMStandard
Compression Ratio, 10.50 : 1Standard
Keyless Ignition, Doors and push button startStandard
Air Conditioning
Front air conditioning, ManualStandard
Front air conditioning zones, DualStandard
Air filtration, Interior air filtrationStandard
engine immobilizer, Engine immobilizerStandard
Adjustable Front Headrests, Manual w/tiltStandard
Braking assist, Braking assist inchesStandard
Front brakes, Ventilated disc inchesStandard
ABS Brakes
ABS, 4-wheelStandard

Available Optional Equipment

The list of optional equipment below represents a mix of optional dealer or factory installed features. Some must be added by the manufacturer during the production process whilst others can be installed here at the point of purchase. Please note that this list is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any questions please contact us for clarification.

50 State Emissions   * 
Internal Options
3rd Row 50/50 Fold/Reclining Seat   * 
Easy Entry System Seat   * 
Front Passenger Forward Fold Flat Seat   * 
2nd Row 40/60 Tilt & Slide Seat   * 
MOPAR Door Sill Guards   * 
Passenger Assist Handles   * 
Overhead Console   * 
Passenger In Seat Cushion Storage   * 
Leather Wrapped Shift Knob   * 
MOPAR Slush Mats   * 
Rear View Auto Dim Mirror w/Microphone   * 
Sun Visors w/Illuminated Vanity Mirrors   * 
Air Conditioning w/3 Zone Temp Control   * 
Rear Air Conditioning w/Heater   * 
Power 6-Way Driver Seat   * 
Power 4-Way Driver Lumber Adjust   * 
Interior Observation Mirror   * 
Security Alarm   * 
MOPAR Front Air Deflector   * 
MOPAR Splash Guards   * 
4.3 Touch Screen Display   * 
SIRIUS Satellite Radio   * 
Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices   * 
Remote USB Port   * 
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel   * 
17 Wheel Covers   * 
For More Info, Call 888-539-7474   * 
1-Year SIRIUSXM Radio Service   * 
No Options
Base Vehicle Price (JCDH49)   $20,995 
Other Options
Destination Surcharge (Hawaii)   $50 
Monotone Paint Application   * 
Normal Duty Suspension   * 
Engine Block Heater   $95 
Flexible Seating Group   $1,995 
Manufacturer's Statement of Origin   * 
Popular Equipment Group   $795 
Radio: 4.3   * 
Radio: 4.3 (REB)   $295 
Uconnect Voice Command w/Bluetooth   $550 
MOPAR All Weather Group   $350 
Quick Order Package 22F SE   * 
GVW/Payload Rating   * 
Seats & Seat Trim
Premium Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats   * 
2nd Row Seat w/2 Child Boosters   $225 
Wheels & Tires
Tires: P225/65R17 BSW A/S Touring   * 
Wheels: 17 x 6.5 Steel   * 
Wheels: 17 x 6.5 Aluminum   $595 
*See dealer for details