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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Optional all-wheel drive
- Flexible cargo space
- Four-speed automatic transmission
- Lack of powerful engines
- Interior quality
- Cramped seating
Puny power crossover meets plain Jane interior
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