2010 Dodge Journey

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2010 Dodge Journey Review

Puny power crossover meets plain Jane interior

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In a Nutshell
The 2010 Dodge Journey is a midsize crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) sporting two- and three-row seating configurations in three trim levels: SE, SXT, and R/T. Equipped with a 2.4-liter I-4 or a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, the Dodge Journey provides a choice of a four- or six-speed automatic transmission.

In the three-row seven-seat configuration, the last row of seating has only 23.4 inches in leg room, which causes some cramping. Then, the second row of seats has 33.6 inches of leg room, which is also tight. Fold-down rear seat provides outstanding cargo space of up to 67.6 cubic feet of space, but with the seating up, only 10.7-cubic feet of space is available. Crash test scores are perfect but fuel economy is not, with ratings coming in the19 mpg city / 25 mpg highway range.

New for 2010

The Dodge Journey received a few minor tweaks and updates in 2010: the SXT and R/T trims got an extra mpg of fuel economy on the highway and a nine-inch entertainment system screen, an "Eco" lamp was added to the gauge cluster, active head restraints were installed for front occupants, and four-wheel anti-lock brakes became standard across the line.

Essentials

Engines: 2.4L I-4, 3.5L V-6
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic, 4-speed automatic
Body Style: Crossover SUV
Trims: SE Sport Utility, SXT Sport Utility, R/T Sport Utility

On the Outside

The Dodge Journey's SXT and R/T trims received dual chromed exhaust tips.

From the Inside

The interior of the Dodge Journey is lacking in design and quality, while the third row of seats has so little leg room. it is suitable for only children and small adults.

Driving Performance

The Dodge Journey SE is powered by a 2.4-liter I-4 engine with 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque mated to an old four-speed automatic transmission, which lowers performance and fuel economy. However, the 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 235 horsepower fitted to a six-speed automatic achieves better performance, but still pales in power compared to other crossovers.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety equipment on the Dodge Journey includes front seat side airbags, front side-curtain airbags, dual-front airbags, active head restraints, and stability control.

Gas Mileage

SE: 19 mpg city/25 mpg highway
SXT, R/T FWD: 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway
SXT, R/T AWD: 15 mpg city/23 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Optional all-wheel drive
  • Flexible cargo space

Minuses

  • Four-speed automatic transmission
  • Lack of powerful engines
  • Interior quality
  • Cramped seating

Rating

Puny power crossover meets plain Jane interior

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